The 2001 indie comedy 'Wet Hot American Summer' takes place during the last day of summer at Camp Firewood. After the film's release, its ticket sales petered out like lazy, humid summer days. But the movie has since become a cult hit, and it marked the start of bigger things for then little-known actors Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.

Made by guys from the MTV sketch comedy show 'The State,' the film featured a number of already familiar faces as camp employees: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black and Christopher Meloni.Yet it was these five actors who used the movie as a launching pad to comedy superstardom. (We can't wait for the camp reunion ... or the sequel.)
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Wet Hot American Summer
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Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, "Wet Hot American Summer" follows a group of... Read More