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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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Official Sites:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The plastic-wrapped cannon plugs used for the microphones didn't come into use until the 1990s. The plugs at the ends of the microphones should have been made of metal. 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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5 July 2015 | by chrisroberts-5See all my reviews

A Plumm Summer is a sweet little indie film pulled off perfectly. There are some big names in the supporting cast who are all note-perfect, most notably Peter Scolari and Henry Winkler. Billy Baldwin also puts in a very good turn for the first time in quite a while. Newcomers Chris Massoglia and Owen Pearce couldn't be any cuter and more adorable as the brothers/stars of the film. Massoglia (credited as "Chris J. Kelly") is particularly outstanding considering it's his first jump from TV to film - you really like him and feel for his character. To me, A Plumm Summer hearkens back to 6:00 on Sunday when the family would gather around the TV with dinners in hand to watch the Wonderful World of Disney's weekly fare. This is like that... but better quality than most of what Walt served up. There's some real heart to this effort thanks to genuine drama that hits a message without becoming overwrought with itself. The mystery element to the story is none too deep or complex, but it doesn't need to be; it's just the vehicle that introduces some very likable characters and lets us get to know them. There's a laugh or two along the way and everything is generally light-hearted and fun. It's a good family film that entertains as well as confronts a serious note or two along the way. It won't change the landscape of movie-making, but it's awfully nice to see that somebody will still make a sweet, innocent film like this. Kudos to the folks responsible for doing that. A very endearing, charming, family film worth anyone's time.


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