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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

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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:

Una magica estate See more »

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 Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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She's A Cruiser
Written by Keith Chagall / Larry Brown
Performed by Keith Chagall
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A plum? Well, lovely scenery and a darling puppet mask more serious issues, so not for everyone
7 July 2011 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Elliott Plumm (Chris Masoglia) and his younger brother, Rocky (Owen Pearce) live in knock-out gorgeous Montana in the early sixties. Their father, Mick (William Baldwin) drinks too much and never seems to have time for Elliott, seeming to prefer kindergartner Rocky. Mother Roxie (Laura Guerrero) is an attentive mother but she is getting fed up with Mick and his antics. More importantly, Elliott is shy and resents having to share a room with his little brother, even going so far as to dividing their room with a marker on the floor. Only Rocky is carefree, for he is young and enamored with the local television star-magician (Henry Winkler) and his darling frog marionette Froggy-Do. Changes occur. First, the Plumms get new neighbors, a single father and his daughter, who casts her eye on Elliott. Then, someone actually frog-naps Froggy-Do and the show can't go on, as the magic man won't go solo without his beloved sidekick. Can Elliott find Froggy-Do for the town and his brother Rocky? This film, set in knockout gorgeous Montana, has a light-hearted cover and a cute, cute puppet. But, beneath the story are serious issues, like divorce, alcoholism, and mental instability. So, in my view, not for every family. That said, the cast, costumes, script, direction, and all other amenities are quite fine. If you are searching for a family flick that might get the loved ones into an actual conversation, this would be one to try. But, if you are seeking a film that is sweetness and light, look for Beethoven's Big Break or, truly, any of the Beethoven movies.


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