One Crazy Summer was a
released in 1986. It was written and directed by
Savage Steve Holland, whose previous film was Better
Off Dead. The movie starred John Cusack as
Hoops McCann, Demi Moore as Cassandra Eldridge, and
Bobcat Goldthwait as Egg Stork. The film received
mixed reviews from critics.
Cusack stars as Hoops, a high
school senior who had hopes for a college basketball
scholarship, but who instead wants to attend the Rhode
Island School of Design to become a cartoon illustrator.
Part of the admission process for that school is that
applicants are required to create illustrated love
stories. He decides to spend his summer in
Nantucket with friends, while working on his story.
On the way to the summer house, they pick
up a rock singer named Cassandra (Demi Moore), who not
only happens to have a motorcycle gang after her, but is
also on a mission to save her grandparent's property for
greedy developers. Along the way, Hoops and his
friends team up with Cassandra to help, and a love story
in cartoon form and real life form begins to blossom.