The coming-of-age 80s comedy “Pitching Tents” will bring classic summertime hijinks to Amazon Prime members as of August 8th. The film, dubbed a “love letter to the comedies of the 80s” encapsulates the hilarious troubles and life-altering decisions that recent high school grads get into during their last summer break before looming adulthood.
Set in Oil City, Pennsylvania in 1984, the movie, starring Michael Grant (“The Secret Life of the America Teenager”), comedian Jim Norton (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Louie”), Booboo Stewart (“Descendants,” “Twilight Saga”), Eric Allan Kramer (“Good Luck Charlie”), Jonathan Lipnicki (“Jerry Maguire”) and newcomer, model Samantha Basalari.
“Pitching Tents” finds high school senior Danny Whitaker (Grant) at a crossroads – will he do what his working-class father (Kramer) thinks is practical and take a job at the local metal factory, or will his “loose cannon” guidance counselor (Norton) convince him to enroll in college to save his own job. To escape reality, Danny and his band of misfit buddies (Stewart, Lipnicki) head to the woods for the town’s annual rite-of- passage fishing trip. It’s after a wild party that Danny stumbles upon Goddess Camp, the urban legend of “skinny-dipping chicks” that so many horny high-school boys have fantasized about for years. Here he meets Alison (Basalari), who helps him find the strength he needs to take charge of his own destiny.
Also starring in “Pitching Tents” are Spencer Daniels (“Mom”), Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) and Richard Riehle (“Office Space”).
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