Indian Summer (1993 film)

Indian Summer is a 1993 comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The movie was filmed at Camp Tamakwa, a summer camp in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, Binder attended for ten summers as a child. Indian Summer features an ensemble cast, including Binder's childhood friend, film director Sam Raimi, who has a supporting role in it.[1][2][3]

Indian Summer
Theatrical poster
Directed byMike Binder
Produced byJim Kouf
Lynn Kouf
Robert F. Newmyer
Jeffrey Silver
Written byMike Binder
Music byMiles Goodman
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited byAdam Weiss
Touchstone Pictures
Outlaw Productions
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 1993 (1993-04-23)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$9 million
Box office$14.9 million


"Unca" Lou Handler (Alan Arkin), the beloved camp director and owner of Camp Tamakwa, invites eight former campers, all now adults, back to the camp to announce his retirement. Lou claims to have chosen these friends as they were the group from the camp's "golden years" twenty years previously. Once there, the group comes to feel nostalgic memories of their youth and the unresolved feelings for each other begin to surface.[1][2][3]



The film's reviews were mostly mixed. It holds a 58% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 19 reviews.


  1. Canby, Vincent (April 23, 1993). "Movie Review: Indian Summer (1993)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  2. Hinson, Hal (April 24, 1993). "'Indian Summer'". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  3. "Indian Summer: The Movie". Camp Tamakwa. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
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