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White Water Sum
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Produced by Ernest Kinoy
Written by Manya Starr
Starring Kevin Bacon
Sean Astin
Jonathan Ward
Caroline McWilliams
Matt Adler
Charels Siebert
K.C. Martel
Music by Journey
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) June 12, 1987
Running time 120 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $300 859 in USA

White Water Summer is an American drama movie directed by Jeff Bleckner that was released in 1987, but mostly filmed two years earlier. The action of the film is framed by commentary from the now older character of Alan (Sean Astin), as he remembers a camping trip led by Vic (Kevin Bacon). The narration was filmed two years after the rest of the film and Astin is noticeably older.

Plot

School is out for the summer, and a group of young teenagers go on a hike with Vic, an experienced guide. One teen, Alan, butts head with Vic during the film as Vic's attempts to teach life lessons annoy Alan. The more defiant Alan gets, the more extreme the lessons come from Vic. Alan's defiance and Vic's aggressive lessons culminate in disaster and Vic winds up breaking his leg. Alan then has to use his skills and some of Vic's to get down from the mountain.

Music

  • The film's credits are accompanied by the song Be Good To Yourself by Journey.

Nine songs are included in the film:

  • "Wild Frontier"

Written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby Performed by Bruce Hornsby and The Range Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music

  • "On The Western Skyline"

Written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby Performed by Bruce Hornsby and The Range Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music

  • "Be Good To Yourself"

Written by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon Performed by Journey Courtesy of CBS Records

  • "Aphrodisiac Jacket"

Written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy Produced by Rick Rubin Performed by The Cult Courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Beggars Banquet Records Limited

  • "Life in a Dangerous Time"

Written by Nick Van Eede (as Nicholas Eede) Produced by Terry Brown & Cutting Crew Performed by Cutting Crew Courtesy of Siren Records Ltd.

  • "Streetwalker"

Composed, Produced and Performed by Michael Boddicker

  • "Paradise"

Written by Kaylee Adams and Charlie Mitchell Produced by Charlie Mitchell Performed by Kaylee Adams Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

  • "Hot Shot"

Written by Mike Slamer, Roy Ward and John Luttrelle Produced by Mike Slamer Performed by Roy Ward

  • "Restless Heart"

Written by Mike Slamer and Mark Boals Produced by Mike Slamer Performed by Mark Boals

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