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State Park (1988)

A business man plans to dump toxic waste on a city park, but it doesn't go according to plan.

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Darrell Fetty (as Neal M. Noble)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Myers ... Eve
Isabelle Mejias ... Marsha
James Wilder ... Truckie
Jennifer Inch Jennifer Inch ... Linnie
Brian Dooley Brian Dooley ... Smite
Walter Massey Walter Massey ... Rancewell
Christopher Bolton ... Tralior
Peter Virgile Peter Virgile ... Johnny Rocket
Louis Tucci ... Louis
Andrew Jackson ... Corky
Lance Van Der Kolk Lance Van Der Kolk ... Mando
Catherine Gallant Catherine Gallant ... Olive
Henderson Walcott Henderson Walcott ... Brian
Carol Ann Francis Carol Ann Francis ... McDermott
Rummy Bishop Rummy Bishop ... Ray
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An evil business man wants to build a pesticide factory next to an old city park, with secret plans to dump toxic waste in the area. The man's biggest problem is a local male protester who dresses into a bear costume and does everything he can to prevent this ecological disaster. Meanwhile, different teens with different stories get their lives crossed as they intend to participate in saving the park. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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No one will be admitted after the bear steals the bulldozer. See more »

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Heavy Metal Summer See more »

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Gross USA:

$421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$421
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Come Beat The Band
Performed by T.T. Quick (as T T Quick)
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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"All this time you just wanted me for my bear suit"
26 June 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

"State Park" aka "Heavy Metal Summer" (with the former title being the best pick) was a Canadian comedy I've never even heard of before and it pretty much languishes in obscurity. However I feel that's undeserved. Sure I wouldn't call it memorable, as it's framed with conventional and goofy shenanigans, but it remains a surprisingly enjoyable and unassumingly breezy time-waster for its over-flooded sub-genre. While quite minor, it does deliver on the playful goods for a teen camp outing -- stereotypical characters springing up (always got a laugh out of the two clueless blonde beef heads), loud music (with a lively soundtrack), amusing dialogue exchanges, a moral to the antics, nothing but sunny weather, picturesque wilderness scenery, frequent nudity (topless shots and bare asses), a special neat cameo appearance (Ted Nugent jamming!) and someone (who's pretty easy to guess) in a bear costume called Willy (with quite a creative mind) fighting for the good of Weewankah State Park against a corrupt businessman who wants to turn it into a pesticide factory. How can you not find something to like? The spirited performances are all quite fun led by the likes of the beautiful and bubbling trio of Kim Myers (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Isabelle Mejias (Meatballs III: Summer Job) and Jennifer Inch. James Wilder and Peter Virgile are likable enough in their roles. Then you got Walter Massey and Brian Dooley superbly crafting out the characters you love to hate. A token, but pleasing and odd screwball blast.


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