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A Plumm Summer (2007)

Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo back on the air, all the while become local heroes and best friends.

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Caroline Zelder

Writers:

T.J. Lynch (screenplay), Frank Antonelli | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Narrator
William Baldwin ... Mick Plumm
Henry Winkler ... Happy Herb
Lisa Guerrero ... Roxie Plumm
Chris Massoglia ... Elliott Plumm (as Chris J. Kelly)
Owen Pearce ... Rocky Plumm
Morgan Flynn ... Haley Dubois
Brenda Strong ... Viv
Tim Quill ... Wayne Dubois
Peter Scolari ... Agent Hardigan
Rick Overton ... Agent Brinkman
Richard Riehle ... Art Bublin
Clint Howard ... Binky the Clown
Gavin Black Gavin Black ... Wally
Ben Trotter Ben Trotter ... Orin
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Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo back on the air, all the while become local heroes and best friends.

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When the most popular frog on TV goes missing, two brothers go on the adventure of a lifetime to find him.

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Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild rude language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bozeman, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,752, 27 April 2008

Gross USA:

$63,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,521
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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After Elliott yelled at his father in prison he had tears on his cheeks. When he walked away, 3 seconds later, the tears where gone. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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She's A Cruiser
Written by Keith Chagall / Larry Brown
Performed by Keith Chagall
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Memo to Hollywood: make more films like this
27 January 2008 | by larry-411See all my reviews

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival had a first today. The Applebox section, consisting of family-oriented fare, had never before featured a film which was so popular that people had to be turned away at the door. It happened this morning with "A Plumm Summer." First-time director and screenwriter Caroline Zelder's gem of a film recounts a true incident in 1968 when Froggy Doo, a popular children's character on local Montana television, went missing. The show's host, Happy Herb (Happy Days' Henry Winkler), fears that his beloved puppet has been kidnapped. Amateur detectives Eliott Plumm (14-year-old Chris Kelly, scene-stealer #1) and his little brother Rocky (Owen Pearce, scene-stealer #2) are determined to find Froggy Doo before the F.B.I. bungles the case (watch for Peter Scolari as a hapless agent). William Baldwin is frighteningly real as the down-on-his-luck father, and Jeff Daniels' voice-over as the present-day Elliott was a treat. Brenda Strong and Lisa Guerrero are other actors of note who jumped at the chance to participate in this little indie after reading Zelder's sweet script. Much of the cast and crew were present for a Q&A, which was as fun and delightful as the film itself. Far too few films like this are being made, and "A Plumm Summer" is a reminder of just how good they can be.


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