One Crazy Summer (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Crazy Summer1986

One Crazy Summer (1986)




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In this sophomoric comedy, a teenage dweeb and his buddies have summer fun on Nantucket while preparing for college in the fall.

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John Cusack
as Hoops McCann
Demi Moore
as Cassandra
Mark Metcalf
as Aguilla
Linda Warren
as Mrs. McCann
Grenville Cuyler
as Graduation Orator
Kristen Goelz
as Squid Calamari
as Boscoe
Laura Waterbury
as Crossing Guard
Paul Lane
as Biker
Anthony Viveiros
as Man on Ferry Boat
Kimberly Foster
as Cookie Cambell
Billie Bird
as Grandma
Bruce Wagner
as Uncle Frank
Joe Flaherty
as Gen. Raymond
Al Mohrmann
as Yuppie Preacher
Sharon Hope
as Aguilla's Maid
Donna Clements
as Aguilla's Maid
Alberta Glover
as Aguilla's Maid
Pamela Shadduck
as Aguilla's Maid
William Hickey
as Old Man Beckersted
Jerry Winsett
as Big Man on Beach
Lisa Melilli
as Ty's Girlfriend
Deborah Bial
as Screaming Girl
Rich Hall
as Wilbur
Bob Gage
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Bob Duncan
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Bob Gage
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Herb Mingace
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Earl Blank
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Bob Duncan
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Donald Li
as Chrong Freen
Herb Mingace
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Earl Blank
as Dew Drop Inn Musician
Barry Doe
as Giant
Elizabeth Field
as Beautiful Girl
Len Lawrence
as Producer
John Blood
as Patient
Jim Cooke
as Regatta Judge
Robert Boardman
as Man Overboard
John Fiore
as Crewman
Rich Little
as Disc Jockey
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Critic Reviews for One Crazy Summer

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

[A] bright, occasionally imbecilic teen comedy.

July 25, 2007 | Full Review…

John Cusack and Demi Moore are such charming personalities that they are appealing even in so silly a setting. There is a good chemistry between them. It would be interesting to see them make a film together, instead of being stock figures.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

...a fairly standard premise that Holland employs as a springboard for an episodic and surprisingly surreal comedy that's just about as hit-and-miss as one could envision...

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The jokes are as predictable as they are flat, enlivened only by Goldthwait's hyperactive shenanigans.

November 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Some of the early imagery... seems to suggest that anything is possible in this "crazy" universe, but the wrap-up is just so aggravatingly bland.

August 21, 2008 | Full Review…

While certainly not for all tastes, it's refreshing teenage fare, and underlying its cartoony insouciance is a welcome touch of innocence.

July 25, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Crazy Summer

A hilarious movie from Savage Steve Holland, director of Better Off Dead, which also starred Cusack. This movie is a bit more goofy, but it's got a good story and a lot of quirky characters, and I loved it, it's a perfect summer comedy.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Though I love 80's movies generally, this is not a favourite. There are a few laughs to be had, mostly from the sister with the dog, but much of it is just stupid. It is so stupid that I can never even follow the plot properly on this, and I have seen it more than once (lucky me). Demi Moore does not help.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

I love this movie. It was a great early film for John Cusack and Demi Moore. Bobcat Goldthwait is hilarious as the Stork twin Egg. Jeremy Piven is also another thing to enjoy in John Cusack films. Just love it! I enjoy it every time I watch it :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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