Gorp (film)

Gorp is a 1980 American comedy film starring Michael Lembeck and Dennis Quaid, and featuring early acting work of Rosanna Arquette and Fran Drescher in supporting roles. Directed by Joseph Ruben, with both story and screenplay by Jeffrey Konvitz and A. Martin Zweiback, the film follows in the tradition of the 1978 fraternity comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, and the 1979 summer camp comedy film Meatballs. Gorp was the penultimate film released by American International Pictures, before How to Beat the High Cost of Living two months later.

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Directed byJoseph Ruben
Produced byLou Arkoff
Jeffrey Konvitz
Written byJeffrey Konvitz
A. Martin Zweiback
StarringMichael Lembeck
Dennis Quaid
Fran Drescher
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyMichel Hugo
Edited byBill Butler
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 1980 (1980-05-01)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Set in a Jewish summer camp, Gorp features the kind of physical, sexual, and scatological comedy prevalent in films of this genre, while playing for comedic effect on the class distinctions between the camp's management, the camp counselors, the waiters, and the kitchen staff.


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