Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

97 min.
Plot  On August 18, 1981, Camp Firewood, a summer camp located near Waterville, Maine, is preparing for its last day of summer camp, which means counselors have one last chance to have a romantic encounter with another person at Camp Firewood. The summer ultimately culminates in a talent show.

Beth (Janeane Garofalo), the camp director, struggles to keep her counselors in order—and her campers alive—while falling in love with Henry (David Hyde Pierce), an astrophysics associate professor at the local college (actually Colby College). Henry has to devise a plan to save the camp from a piece of NASA's Skylab, which is falling to Earth.

Coop (Michael Showalter) has a crush on Katie (Marguerite Moreau), his fellow counselor, but has to pry her away from her rebellious, obnoxious, and obviously unfaithful boyfriend, Andy (Paul Rudd). Only Gene (Christopher Meloni), the shell-shocked Vietnam war veteran and camp chef, can help Coop win Katie—with some help from a talking can of v...



David Hyde Pierce
Professor Henry Newman
Molly Shannon
Gail von Kleinenstein
Paul Rudd
Michael Showalter
Gerald "Coop" Cooperberg/Alan Shemper
Ken Marino
Victor Pulak
Zak Orth
Amy Poehler
Elizabeth Banks
Judah Friedlander
Ron Von Kleinenstein


All Titles

Wet Hot American Summer
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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