Camp Hideout (2023) Movie Script

[upbeat music playing]
She's here!
[all] Surprise!
Oh! Look at what
you guys did. [chuckles]
It's a going-away
You know, I'm only gonna be
at camp for like a week.
It was Luke's idea.
Aw, that's great. You know,
I didn't even have a chance
to eat before work.
Where's Noah?
[upbeat music playing]
Hey! Stop that kid!
[security grunts]
[Noah panting]
Hey, I need to commandeer
your vehicle. Official business.
[engine starts]
[vehicle revs]
[suspenseful music playing]
[Noah] Hey, watch out!
I'm sorry. Sorry about that.
Ah, are you okay?
- I'm good.
- Okay. Here's your groceries.
- Ah, have a nice day.
- Okay.
[indistinct chatter]
[upbeat music playing]
Excuse me.
I knew that you would come.
I never gave up hope.
Since you were so sure,
is there any chance
you packed me a bag?
You're kidding me, right?
- [sighs deeply]
- Oh.
Listen, Noah,
you have really got
to step up to the plate here.
You know what the judge said
after your last arrest.
Yeah. Last chance,
blah, blah, blah, whatever.
Look, as your social worker,
I'm happy to stick
my neck out for you.
But now both of our tails
are on the line.
This camp is your last shot.
If you fail here,
they'll send you to juvie.
Okay. Time to load up.
[indistinct chatter]
- [woman] All right.
- [man] Good luck.
- [playful music playing]
- [woman] Come on.
[indistinct chatter]
[girls giggling]
Yeah, right.
[taps seat]
[exhales] Hey,
y-you got a Dramamine?
- Nah, sorry, dude.
- Oh, that's all right.
I find that if I keep myself
distracted for the whole ride,
it usually helps.
You know,
like with conversation!
So, this your first time
at camp?
[woman] Oh, yeah, right.
[Oliver] Awesome.
A first-timer.
Got any questions?
- Nope.
- This is my fifth year.
I can fill you in
on all the funnest things
you can do there.
They got rope courses,
zip lines, pedal cars,
paintball, swimming. Oh.
I'm so glad I'm here
to tell you this.
No electronics at camp.
I mean, we're not technically
at camp yet, but...
I'm acquainted with
all the camp rules.
[music playing on earbud]
Hey, when you
turn it up that loud,
I can hear it too.
Gee, you look tired.
Had a long day?
Hello? Long day?
I don't wanna talk about it.
What if I just ask you
some questions?
Maybe I can guess it.
[music on earbud stops]
I said I don't wanna
talk about it.
[clicks tongue]
- [exhales]
- [tense music playing]
Okay, campers,
are you ready
for the best week
of your life?
[all cheering]
Okay. Let's go!
[happy music playing]
You're probably wondering
how I got into this mess, huh?

[distant siren wailing]
- [Willis] Ow!
- [Charlie] Single time.
[Willis] Not so hard.
[Charlie] We agreed
that job went so loud...
How was I supposed to know
it was gonna explode everywhere?
It's what they do.
That's why they put
those in there.
- [Willis] Every time?
- Every time.
- Did you rob a bank again?
- Not a word.
You brought 'em.
[laughs] Nice work, kid.
We might just keep you
around, after all.
All right.
What's the plan?
Shoe Shack's got
a new shipment of Jordans.
[Charlie] We got something else.
Something big.
You know that guy
with his big, dumb, ugly mug
on every bus stop and billboard
in town, Brooks Brady?
Well, turns out
he has other interests
besides just "commercial"
real estate.
He's been keeping
some highly valuable
secret information
on a highly sophisticated
digital device. [chuckles]
It's like the size
of a pastrami sub from Gino's.
It's got this like
red bar on this side,
but it's got a blue bar
on this side.
- No, bro, you got it backwards.
- I don't got nothing backwards
Don't tell me
I'm backwards.
- [Willis] No, I'm sayin'--
- This?
- Whoa! How'd you do that?
- Let me see that.
No, no. My brother
gave this to me.
Whoop dee doo.
[tapping feet]
Are you thinkin'
what I'm thinkin'?
Oh. Oh, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah.
[tapping feet]
You in?
And now for the two words
that'll change my whole life.
I'm in.
How do you feel about...
confined spaces?
I got a delivery here
for a... uh...
Brooks Brady.
Mr. Brady is out
for the week at a conference.
I'm quite sure there are no
deliveries scheduled for today.
Is this Avion Avenue
Luxury Offices?
- It is.
- At 1200 Avion Avenue?
Then I assure you, you do.
[telephone buttons clacking]
Mr. Brady's executive assistant
appears to be out to lunch.
Oh, well, I could just
leave this here
but if you sign for it,
you're lugging it upstairs.
I ain't coming back.
[elevator music plays]
Hey, uh,
you have Wi-Fi here?
'Cause I'm feeling
a connection.
- [elevator dings]
- Ugh.
[cart wheels creaking]
[pants, grunts]
[planter thuds]
Was that so bad?
[door closes]
[planter creaking]
- [clattering]
- [Noah grunting]
[tense music playing]
[Nintendo Switch beeps, whirrs]
- [gasps lightly]
- What the...?
[suspenseful music builds up]
[playful music playing]
[police siren wailing]
You hear that?
I ain't going back
in the slammer, Charlie.
No. No, no, no, no.
[car engine starts]
- Give it here. Come on.
- Well, let me in.
[Willis] Give us the thing
and we'll open the door.
All right, here.
- Sorry, kid.
- Wait!
- [duck whistle honks]
- [security panting]
- Hey!
- [duck whistle honks]
- When do ducks wake up?
- Huh?
At the quack of dawn!
It's a duck whistle.
We're here. We're here!
- [brakes hissing]
- [bus door squeaks, thuds]
Hi! I'm Becky
with a "B"!
What else would
Becky start with?
Oh, it's a game.
You should try it.
It's really fun.
Oh. Well, I'm Noah.
With a "No."
[awkward chuckle]
Oh. Okay.
We will work on that
happy camper attitude later.
Check-in is right over there.
[Parker] Okay, girls.
[clears throat]
Smartphones, smartwatches,
you know the deal.
Thank you. Anything else?
- Um... no?
- [Parker] Come on.
You guys, look,
we've been through this before.
Let me see
what's in the bags.
Yeah, open them up.
Yeah, yup. Oh.
Okay. Well...
[clears throat]
You guys are in
with the Meadowlarks,
so try not to cause
any more trouble, all right?
Have a good week, guys. Next.
Hey there.
What's your name?
- Noah Rivers.
- [Parker] Noah.
Oh. Yeah, here we go.
Noah, I don't have
a parent's signature, so--
Oh, I don't have...
- Uh, you don't have--
- I can take care of that.
[Parker] You can?
It's fine.
Well, this is
for your technology, okay?
I don't--
Oh. All right.
You'll get it back
at the end of camp.
- Anything else?
- [mouths] Thank you.
- That's it.
- [Parker] Okay.
You are in with the Aardvarks,
so this is for you.
- Thanks.
- Cheer up there, sport.
It's gonna be a great week.
[lively music playing]
[door creaking]
Hey, what's up?
- [sniffs]
- [toilet flushes]
- [zipper zips]
- [grunts, gasps heavily]
Oh, my gosh.
Are we in the same cabin?
That appears to be a thing
that is happening. Yes.
This is awesome!
This is my buddy Noah
I was telling you about.
So, you're new, huh?
We can share a bunk.
Oh, I call tops.
Oh, the opening camp activities
are in an hour.
You need to get unpacked.
Oh, I kind of don't have much.
[Oliver] Oh, that's okay.
You can get clothes
in the nurse's office
in the lost and found.
I kind of know because
I used to have a bit
of a bladder control problem.
Not anymore, though.
can you help me
with these rubber sheets?
[rubber sheet flaps]
[indistinct chatter]
[inhales] Hey there,
Deer Run campers!
Who's ready for a great week?
[whooping, cheering]
Me too!
You know who else
is super excited?
Your... [taps thighs]
- [Becky chuckles]
- [cheering and applauding]
Where's Jake going?
What's up, guys?
Is this spot taken?
Whoa! Jake? For real?
This is gonna be
the best summer ever.
- You know it.
- [Chase chuckles]
You must be Noah.
- How'd you know my name?
- [whistle blows]
Jake with a "J,"
you out there?
Becky with a "B," I'm here
at the awesome Aardvarks.
Whoo! Well, why don't you
come on up here
and tell us what we've got
to look forward to this week?
All right,
what is up, everybody?
Welcome to Deer Run.
You are gonna have
such an awesome week.
We have so many things
planned for you guys.
We've got zip-lining,
archery, paintball...
but most importantly,
this is a place for you.
The more you put into camp,
the more you will get out of it.
And if you trust
and rely on your friends,
you might just find
it'll change your whole life.
And in more good news,
I'm happy to announce
that we'll be continuing
our annual tradition
of the Deer Run Deer Hunt.
[whooping, cheering]
Be on the lookout every day
for my dear friend Jackpot here.
He's great at hiding.
And for the cabin who finds him,
it's good for
a front-of-the-line pass
and a free item at the canteen.
[campers gasping]
Mountain Lions
are masters of the hunt.
We're going for a three-peat.
[in unison] Three-peat!
Three-peat! Three-peat!
Don't be so sure
about that, Trey.
Chipmunks are coming for you.
And your deer!
- [campers whooping]
- [Jake laughing]
Whoa. All right. All right.
I love the enthusiasm.
Just remember,
keep the competition
fair and fun, all right?
This is anybody's game.
Good luck. And welcome.
[campers cheering
and applauding]
Thanks, Jake with a "J."
- [toy gun fired]
- Ow!
Hand them over.
Okay, campers. Next,
let's bring in our camp manager
to go over some important safety
regulations and ground rules.
Welcome to the stage,
[chuckles] Mr. Falco.
[laughs] Whoo!
[loud thud]
[ominous music playing]
No "mister."
Call me "Falco."
[suspenseful music playing]
This here's
my canine partner, Lazarus.
Reveille at 0700.
Schedule is posted
by the canteen every day.
Stick to it.
Don't go snoopin' around,
or you might not like
what you find.
Lights out at 2200.
Stay out of the woods at night.
Stay out of the lake at night.
Okay. Thank you so much.
No littering.
No graffiti.
And no... [wheezes and coughs]
If me or Lazarus finds any,
you ain't getting 'em back.
[insects chirping]
I can't sleep.
Every time I close my eyes,
all I see is Falco
and that creepy dog.
With the yellow eyes!
Now I'm not
gonna be able to sleep.
I heard he pushed
the original camp manager
off Crackle Creek Bridge.
I heard he's trained
a swarm of hornets
to attack on command.
I bet he's like
some sort of horrible cyborg.
That's why he's obsessed
with kids' devices.
He needs them to use for parts
to build his evil cyborg brain.
And his cold cyborg heart.
Y'all really need to lay off
the Skittles before bed.
- [distant thumping]
- Did y'all hear that?
- What?
- [Noah] Something moved.
I heard it too. Was it Falco?
I bet he's listening
to us right now.
- [evil laugh]
- [flashlight clicks]
- Jake.
- [Jake laughs]
So you're curious
about Falco, are you?
Well, he's not a murderer.
And he's not a cyborg.
But there is a story to tell.
It's one that's been passed on
through generations
of camp staff.
- [flashlight clicks]
- [tense music playing]
Long ago,
Falco's beloved dog Lazarus
was electrocuted
by a neighbor's radio tower
during a terrible
electrical storm.
[ominous music plays]
After the accident,
things were never the same.
- Falco and his dog...
- [barking]
...hated all technology...
[Jake] ...and had an appetite
to destroy it.
If Falco catches you
with gadgets of any kind...
- [phone thumps]
- [screams]
...the dog will eat it.
- [Lazarus burps]
- [device thuds]
And if you're not careful,
he'll eat you too.
- Oh, come on.
- No, it's true.
There've been witnesses.
[Lazarus barking]
So be warned...
Don't let Falco catch you
with any forbidden items
- or you'll be next.
- [gulps nervously]
- [barks loudly]
- [gasps]
- [laughs]
- [flashlight clicks]
- Is that real?
- [Jake chuckles]
- [wood floor creaking]
- No.
- [flashlight clicks]
- Or is it?
[flashlight clicks]
I sure am glad
these are rubber sheets.
[playful music playing]
- [Tommy] Rise and shine,
- [Willis] Chickens!
- [Willis grunts]
- [Charlie] What up, cuz?
I was dreaming
about fried chicken
and then I could smell
fried chicken.
Yeah. I hope you fellas
don't mind.
I picked up dinner on the way.
- Oh. Extra-crispy. Nice!
- Hey! Don't get any ideas.
I picked up dinner for me.
[distant owl hooting]
[unzips zipper]
So, what are you planning
on doing with this thing?
- We need to unlock it.
- [Switch beeps]
Like the account password?
The... I-I don't know the what.
Just do something with it.
- I'm not following.
- What are you not following?
There's secret information
on the device.
- [whispers] Inside of it here.
- [sighs]
- No, there's not.
- Do what now?
[Switch opens]
No. No, no, no, no.
[tense music playing]
This is a regular
old gaming console.
Pretty beat-up one, at that.
[clears throat]
It's just routine stuff.
You know, like username,
downloads, gameplay hours--
Username, username.
Who is that?
- Uh, player is aNOAHmous.
- Huh?
It's just like a messed-up
spelling of anonymous.
- I don't get it.
- Noah...
That little punk.
- Ugh!
- [bone thuds]
[birds chirping]

You ever gonna
take this thing off?
Nah, I'm good.
So, what should we do today?
I think this year,
we should conquer zip-lining.
Stand-up paddleboarding.
That sounds fun.
Not for the morning session.
The lake will be freezing.
There's candle making
at the Craft Shack.
So, what's the plan?
Doesn't really matter.
Ohh. Too cool for camp?
This whole thing
isn't really my scene.
Maybe something
will change your mind.
I'm Mallory,
since you asked.
It's nice to meet you,
Mallory. I'm Noah.
I know.
Hey, girls.
I was talking to them.
I saw you at check-in.
No parents to sign
your permission form, huh?
- What's it to you?
- What's it to me?
Well, I'll tell you, orphan.
- Burn.
- I'm not an orphan.
- Trey, stop it.
You're being a jerk.
- [Drew] Butt out, Mal.
See, when you rolled
in here like Selena's
little pet project...
- I'm not Selena's pet project.
- Oh, yeah?
Then why is our counselor Jake
stuck babysitting you?
- That's not true.
- Actually,
- staff assignments aren't--
- You calling me a liar?
- You guys! Enough!
- Cut it out!
What are you, scared?
Oh, I'm not scared of you.
Oh, yeah? Prove it.
- [overlapping shouting]
- [Chase] Hey! Hey! Stop! Stop!
Knock it off, you hooligans!
Seems like some of your campers
are causing problems
for my camp!
I'll take care of it.
You better take care of it.
Or I'll let Lazarus
break up the next one.
So anybody wanna tell me
what's going on?
Look, not everybody you meet
has to be your best friend,
but you have to be able
to respect each other.
All right. I think
I know something that
we can all do together.
[tires screech]
[Willis] Man, when I get
my hands on that kid.
Knock it off. Be cool.
Can we get a taco or something
after this? I'm starving.
- May I help you?
- Who are you?
Hello, ma'am. Is Noah home?
I'm sorry.
He's not here right now.
All the boys are out
this afternoon, actually.
How many boys
you got, lady?
- [groans]
- [Charlie] Well, darn it.
- [Marilu] Mm.
- We were hoping for a visit.
We've really missed
seeing him.
You must work with Noah
at the soup kitchen.
We do.
We, uh, we love soup.
It's so nice to finally meet
some of Noah's friends.
He's always been
such a lone little wolf.
You know, he hasn't
been coming by
the, uh,
soup kitchen lately.
We were hoping to drop in
and just make sure he's okay.
Isn't that thoughtful?
Well, we thought so.
- Oh!
- [both laughing]
Oh. Why don't you come in
and leave him a note?
And could I interest
either of you in a cookie?
You certainly could.
Hey, guys.
Glad to see everybody's
cooled off. Sorry I'm late.
I had to go pick up
some supplies from Falco.
Don't worry.
He won't be joining us.
Right. Come on over.
So, who can tell me
the biggest threat that a camper
will face in the woods?
- Mosquitoes.
- [mosquito buzzing]
[Jake] Good answer, but I was
thinking of something else.
- [spray hisses]
- Like, literally,
- the biggest threat.
- Bears.
- Correct.
- Mm, nice.
- And what do bears eat?
- [Chase clears throat]
I know one
that no one would miss.
- [Drew scoffs]
- [Jake] No, not people.
Well, not usually.
Bears will eat
just about anything,
but the thing
that they like best,
is people food.
Noah, why don't you
come over here and pull out
about a couple of days' worth
of meals for us?
- Pass.
- Okay.
- Trey.
- Sure thing, Jake.
These are all canned beans.
Yeah, that's Falco for you.
[upbeat music playing]
Lay it all up.
You just toss them in there.
Doesn't matter
what it looks like.

- [Paulie grunts]
- Whoa!
- [grunts]
- Whoa!
[heavy breathing]
- You okay?
- Yeah, I'm good.
So, there's a great example
of one kind of shelter
that you can build
if you find yourselves caught
in some inclement weather.
We're gonna fill in
some of these gaps
by just using whatever debris
we find in the area.
Well done, everybody.
Thanks, Jake.
That was really fun.
But the most important thing
is that we got a chance
to work together,
to get past
our differences, right?
Hey, who wants to go swimming?
- [campers] Me.
- Come on, let's go.
["Skippin' on Sunshine"
by The Kinnardlys playing]
[Charlie] Hey, brother,
hand me that pen.
Brother? I would
never have guessed.
Mom says
you're not supposed
- to call--
- I know what Mom said.
Keep her busy.
May I use your bathroom?
Of course, dear.
Just past the stairs.
[footsteps receding]
Cookies are the best, huh?
[suspenseful music playing]
Ooh, it's got a lovely aroma,
doesn't it? [chuckles]
Just a taste of orange
in there and was that a--
just a skosh
of cinnamon, Marilu?
Oh, yes.
You're right.
You sneaky little lady.
[Charlie] We should go.
We should go.
I was just in the middle--
all right, I was doing--
- Thanks for your hospitality.
- Oh, oh, one sec.
Oh, uh,
I'm just gonna...
Almost! Argh!
Marilu, it was lovely.
We really must do
this again sometime.
- Very soon.
- [Marilu] Yes.
Big congrats to the Chipmunks
for finding Jackpot
hiding under the cot
in the infirmary!
- [cheering and applauding]
- Whoo! [laughs]
Also, Phoebe, really sorry
about your poison ivy.
Hope you feel better soon.
Worth it.
Anyway, our pal Jackpot
will be heading out
first thing in the morning
to look for his new hiding spot,
so keep your eyes open.
And, speaking of Jackpot,
Jake with a "J."
- [Jake chuckles]
- Come on up here.
[cheering and applauding]
Hey guys, how was everybody's
first full day at camp?
[cheering and applauding]
Super awesome.
I wanna speak tonight
specifically to anyone
who maybe didn't
have the best day ever.
Maybe someone
who's feeling homesick
or feeling like
you don't fit in.
Maybe somebody who just
doesn't want to be here at all.
You know, we all
followed our own path
to arrive here in this moment.
But we're all here
together tonight. Right?
Everybody look around.
These are your fellow travelers.
So here's a song
for the journey ahead.
- [singing "No Superhero"]
- Sometimes
I know you think
you're less than perfect
Sometimes, I know you think
you'll never be worth it
So let me tell you
who I think you really are
Even with all your scars
You don't got to be
the superhero
When is this gonna be over?
Can't you just relax
and enjoy this?
Yeah. Can you not be angry
for one minute?
You don't gotta be
the superhero
You don't gotta be
the superhero
- Hey, hey, hey, hey...
- [owl hooting]
[Switch turns on]
[tense music playing]
[Lazarus growling]
I know, boy.
We'll get him
when the time is right.
- Come on. Let's go.
- [owl hoots]
[door hinges squeak]
[Chase] Cabin lights are on.
- [gasps]
- [Oliver] Maybe he's here.
Where have you been? We've been
looking all over for you.
I want to apologize
for what happened back there.
I was really out of line.
You don't have
to keep trying.
I know I don't belong here.
I just can't leave.
- [door opens]
- We don't want you to leave.
- [door closes]
- [sighs]
We just wanna be your friend.
Also the whole mess with
what happened at canteen today.
[Oliver] Trey's a jerk.
Hey. Listen.
The thing about Trey,
- he's not a bad guy.
- [scoffs]
He just...
He hasn't heard the word "no"
a lot in his life.
His dad is this like super-rich
real estate guy, Brooks Brady.
Brooks Brady.
You heard of him?
Oh. Um, I don't know.
For a second, that name
sounded kind of familiar.
Yeah, he's the guy with
all those cheesy bus stop ads
where he dresses like
a knockoff Indiana Jones.
21"Discover the best deals
in commercial real estate!"
01:22:29Yeah, that's the one.
[Jake] Anyway,
Trey has his faults, okay?
I'm not making excuses for
the way that he acts sometimes.
Just try to find it
in your heart to forgive him.
Nobody's perfect.
But, hey, did you see
the look on Trey's face
when he found out
that Phoebe got Jackpot?
It would totally burn him
if we scored that deer tomorrow.
It's on like Donkey Kong.
[insects chirping]
Mal, we all saw you flirting
with Noah today at the canteen.
Then at the wilderness skills
and the lake.
- Ooh, somebody's got a crush.
- [door opens]
- I do not have a crush.
- [door closes]
Boy talk? I want in.
Noah and Mallory were getting
pretty friendly earlier today.
- Noah, huh?
- I don't know.
He's just different
than anyone I've met before.
Well, he's definitely
one of a kind.
I know that he's had a lot
to overcome in his life.
And sometimes he has trouble
connecting with people, but...
he needs a friend more than
just about anyone I've ever met.
I wonder what his story is.
[Christmas music playing]
Merry Christmas, Noah.
[wrapper rustling]
- Gabriel, this is amazing!
- Yeah.
...shot. There's a good shot.
You shot first.
First. Yes!
- Yes!
- Yes!
[game beeping]
Come play, Gabriel.
[emotional music playing]
- [door opens, closes]
- [game beeps]
[knocks on door]
- [tense music plays]
- [indistinct radio chatter]
[Switch thuds]
[birds chirping]
patriotic music playing]
- [door opens, closes]
- [playful music playing]
[dried leaves rustling]

[branch cracks]
Hey, Noah. You startled me!
Oh, sorry about that.
I was just out
on a morning hike.
Come and join me.
I'm actually glad to have
a minute to sit and talk.
It seems like everything's
been patched up
with your friends
Oliver and Chase now.
[sighs] Yeah,
they're not my friends.
You don't think so?
Well, they're just nice to me
because they have to be.
Why do you think that?
What are you doing,
just sitting on a log
looking at trees all day?
Is that what
it looks like to you?
Well, I gather my thoughts.
I set my intentions
for the day.
I pray for the people
that I wanna help.
I pray for the people
that I can't.
I just set my troubles down.
Do you wanna try it?
No. Maybe some other time.
[birds chirping]
You know, every one
of those trees grew
from a tiny seed.
I know how trees work.
Before it was
this dense forest,
a lot of those seeds
had to be spread.
And some of them
landed on rocks,
some on hard soil.
Some even got eaten by birds.
And now it's a forest.
Got it.
Well, it's the forest
that it is today
because some of those seeds
actually landed on good dirt.
Those are the ones that grew.
They made it to ground
that was prepared,
ready to be planted.
Look, I'd love to talk trees
all day, but I really gotta go.
Just think about this.
When a seed comes to you,
what kind of ground
will you be?
[gentle music playing]
So, I was thinking,
yesterday Phoebe got infected
with poison oak,
and then she found
the deer, so...
- Good idea.
- That is a terrible idea.
- You got a better one?
- Actually, I do.
Wait, I need my backpack.
It's just back at the cabin.
But that's
on the other side of camp.
Just go.
It'll be fine.
[officer] Youth Authority.
Hi, I'm calling
from New Day Boys Home,
uh, just wanting
to confirm an appointment
with Parole Officer Hollis
for nine a.m.
on the 31st with Noah.
[officer] Noah Rivers. Yeah.
Nine a.m.
That's on the calendar.
Noah Rivers. That's it.
[officer] There's a note
in here from Officer Hollis
that he's gonna wanna see
his camp paperwork,
so make sure
he comes prepared.
Camp, huh? Will do.
- Thanks for your help.
- [phone beeps]
Camp, huh?
It's too bad
we don't know which one.
I think I have
a pretty good idea.
Noah, I don't think Jackpot
is up here for real.
I'm seeing spots.
Why am I seeing spots?
I have a blister
bigger than the pancake
I had for breakfast!
Here it is.
There we go. This is it.
I don't get it.
He was right here.
This is a bust.
Next time
you get a feeling,
keep it to yourself.
Guys! Guys, wait.
Look, I'm sorry
I dragged you up here.
Let me make it up to you.
Okay, campers.
So, here's the hopper
where the ammo goes.
Paintballs come out of here.
Pew! Pew! [laughs]
You're gonna line these
little bits up to aim, okay,
and then the safety is right...
[paintballs fired]
Where did you guys
learn how to do that?
[both] YouTube.
Becky! Becky!
Wait for us.
Hey, look, guys,
I'd love for you to join
but we really need even teams
for Capture the Flag.
[Mallory] Hey, guys.
Game on.
They're on our team.
[action music playing]
[Noah] Spread out! Spread out!
[Oliver] I'll cover Phoebe.
- Oops.
- [Trey] Roll out!
Come on. [indistinct]
Right there, guys.
- [rapid firing]
- [Mallory] Now!
- [shots fired]
- [Noah] Let's go.
- [Drew] Gotcha.
- Amy, you're out.
[dramatic music playing]
- [Noah] They're coming!
- [kid] Trey!
[Trey] In your dreams.
[metal clanks]
[Maya] Let's roast this turkey.
- [shot fired]
- [paintball thuds]
[Chase yells]
- [Becky] Chase, you're out.
- [groans]

[rapid firing]
- [Trey] Hey, losers.
- [Noah] Not a chance, Trey.
- [paintball thuds]
- [grunts]
Trey, you're out.
- [suspenseful music playing]
- [panting]
[Noah] No!
Trey, you're out.
[Trey] Whatever.
This game is stupid anyway.
Noah, that didn't count.
You're good.
[Mallory chuckles]
My hero.
[Noah] Let's finish this.
[Oliver] Come on.
Come on. Come on.
Huh? Ow!
Ooh. Oliver, you're out!
[Becky] Phoebe, you're out!
- [Maya] Yay! We got it!
- [Addy] We did it!
- [indistinct]
- And we have a winner.
- Congrats, Addy and Maya!
- Yeah! Whoo!
[Becky] Congrats, Green Team!
Ha! We killed you guys.
- Yeah, we did.
- "We"?
You died in like
five seconds.
Yeah, well,
we're on the same team.
Not anymore.
To the victor
goes the spoils.
Congrats, girls!
- What? That's so unfair.
- Yeah.
I'm not that hungry.
Catch you guys later?

This kid...
Let me talk to him.
What you get there?
Have a seat. Let's talk.
[soft music playing]
When I was your age,
I knew this kid who literally
grew up with nothing.
He was angry at the world...
angry at God.
He felt like...
so much had been
taken from him
that he would have
to steal it back,
one thing at a time.
And he tried to do just that.
But no matter how much
he took from others,
it never felt like enough.
It never felt like anything.
Just emptiness.
Like nothing could fill
the hole in his heart.
But then one day somebody
showed him a different path.
It was something
he'd never thought of
or asked for.
But it turns out
it was exactly what he needed
to fill that emptiness.
Do you wanna know
what it was?
I'm not your pet project.
[emotional music playing]
[door opens, closes]
[tense music playing]
Give it back.
Don't play stupid.
Give it back.
You think I took
something from you?
That's hilarious.
Well, I'm not joking around.
What could you possibly have
that I'd ever want?
Hey, what's up, boys?
You guys ready for lunch?
I am starving.
Come on.
[blows whistle]
Left. Left. Left.
Come on, guys.
Oh. Here ya go, partner.
All beef.
Let's go chow down
by the lake today.
You okay?
You seem angrier than usual.
[Oliver] Still worried
about Jackpot?
I mean, yeah,
I am too.
- I'm happy that Addy got it.
- That's not it.
Look, the best way to deal
with these kinds of things
is to talk about it
with your... friends.
I'm done with lectures
for today.
[chair slides]
Watch this.
[silent laughing]
Trey's the worst.
Here. Here, here.
Watch. Watch.
[silent laughing]
[tense music playing]
[kid] Food fight!
[campers clamoring]
Everybody stop!
Don't forget, you signed
a good camper pledge!
[campers booing]
[lively music playing]
- [groans]
- [chuckling]
We got to do something. [groans]
Right. Okay. Uh...
Do not go up there.
Where's Becky? She's usually
so good at wrangling these kids.
[faint whistle blows]
[Becky thuds]
["Flower Duet"
by Delibes playing]
[air horn blasting]
you're gonna
clean up the tables,
then the floor,
then the walls, then...
Well, all of it!
Then yourselves!
And be careful!
I don't wanna spend
all day tomorrow
detailing pickle relish
out of the shower drains!
Chase! Oliver!
Lazarus duty.
[aggressive barking]
And don't forget the tail.
[Falco] That juvenile delinquent
has been nothing but trouble
since he got here.
The dust-up
at the climbing wall,
sneaking in contraband...
- and now a food fight?
- Well, now I know who stole it.
Never in my 30 years
of managing this camp
have I seen
such a raucous display.
You're forgetting about all
the progress that he's made.
So many good things too.
Think about all of the lives
that have turned around here.
Maybe some kids
can't be reached.
I know you don't believe that.
Well, it's on him to prove
that he's ready
to accept the help.
[door closes]
Hey, guys. Come on in.
Who could tell me
what happened back there?
[Noah sighs]
Well, somebody started it.
So, this is how
it's gonna be?
Trey, I'm still gonna
have to call your parents
- and tell them what happened.
- [scoffs]
My dad's out of town
all week.
- Good luck trying to reach him.
- Then your mom.
You mean my dad's
girlfriend? [scoffs]
Yeah, she doesn't care
what I do.
And, Noah. You cannot get
in any more trouble this week.
I'm serious. You know
what's on the line.
[playful music playing]
I can't believe
we got stuck with this.
Could be worse.
How's it going, Mallory?
Don't talk to her.
She's busy.
I can't believe
we broke Becky.
Where've you been?
I thought...
[whispers] I thought
Falco might have killed you.
I'm so glad
you're still alive.
I'm fine.
But there is something...
What's going on?
All right. So, the reason
I was upset earlier,
it's because
I've lost something.
Something important.
Well, not lost,
more like taken.
What is it?
I can't tell you.
Not now, at least. Later.
- [Oliver exhales]
- Who took it?
I think I know.
And I'm gonna need your help
to get it back.
[Selena] Okay, guys,
come on in.
I think that we can all agree
that things got way out of hand
at lunch today.
But we're proud of you
for making it right.
So, who's ready
to have some fun?
[all cheering]
All right. We have several
adventures set up for you,
so everybody follow me.
If you ever swing upside down
from the zip line again,
that'll be strike two.
Does everyone remember
what to do?
- Yeah.
- All right,
so the most important thing
is that the staff
never notices we're gone.
All right? Split up,
do your job, get back. Got it?
- [Chase and Oliver] Got it.
- All right.
Mr. Parker, I could have sworn
I saw a snake in the lake,
- like an anaconda or python.
- What?
- Yeah, crazy.
- Oh, thank you.
- Thank you, son. Okay.
- Yeah.
Uh, Falco. Yeah, we got
a reptile situation.
[suspenseful music playing]

Are you sure
he saw it go in there?
Uh, that's what Chase said.
Lazarus is usually real good
at rootin' out snakes.
Hey, he said
it was an anaconda.
He said what?
[duck whistle honks]
[Lazarus growls, barks]
Whoa, boy!
[suspenseful music playing]
[door hinges squeak]
[action music playing]
So you're meaning
to tell me
you stole a magical video game
from a bunch of gangsters?
I stole it for them,
not from them.
And I never wanted this one.
And it's not magic.
It's just like,
programmed weird.
- I don't know why.
- But it's valuable.
Well, not to me.
And whatever's on it,
it's password protected.
It'd take some super genius
to crack it.
You mean, like a child prodigy
who skipped two grades
and was described
by his computer teacher
- as "potentially problematic"?
- What, you?
The CIA called his mom
about last year's
science fair project.
- True story.
- Yeah. Go ahead. Give it a try.
Really, I just want the one
my brother gave me back.
Hey, guys.
Lights out in ten, okay?
Come on in and get cleaned up.
Thank you for telling the truth.
[playful music playing]
[Willis] That's the turn.
Right here. Right here.
I told you we should have
brought a map.
[Charlie] How was I
supposed to know
there's no cell service up here?
There's nothing in this.
Didn't you fill these up?
We're not real exterminators.
They don't know that.
- Oh, I'll find a hose.
- Okay. Good.
[birds chirping]
Jake, you are killing it
with your Jackpot hiding skills.
- We can't find him anywhere.
- [light chuckle]
- He's a tricky deer indeed.
- [all laugh]
I forgot to hide Jackpot
this morning.
I have to run back
to the cabin. Okay?
Nope. I need to set up
for morning activity sessions.
Um... Uh...
Chase and I can run back
to the cabin, if you need us to.
Yeah. And I can stay back
and help if you want.
[relieved sigh]
You guys are the best.
Go, Team Aardvark.

- [girl screams]
- My bad!
Ain't none of these
our kid. [coughs]
I hope Noah doesn't
start without us.
- Noah. [laughs]
- [whistle blows]
- Who are you guys?
- We're Buggin'!
That's the name of our company.
"We're Buggin'!"
'Scuse us. There are
some pests over there
that need our attention.
[door opens]
Jake said
it was in the loft.
Let's go get it.
Got it.
- Gotcha!
- [door closes]
Come out, come out,
wherever you are.
Eh, no big deal. It would've
been nice to bust some skulls
and get some intel
on that lyin' thief Noah...
Yeah. I do enjoy
bustin' some skulls.
Bing, bing. [laughing]
- [metal thunks]
- [object clatters]
I can't stop thinking about
the-the look in his eyes
whenever he stole
our personal property
right out of my hands, Charlie.
- [metal thunks]
- After all we've done for him.
I bet he thinks he can just
come here and hide from us!
[Willis] I bet he's got
all his little friends
fooled too, right?
But we know what a--
what a crook he is.
And do you know what else?
When I find that kid,
I'm gonna--
Oh, sweet.
Rubber sheets!
Just like mine.
[objects clatter]
[playful, tense music playing]
It ain't here, Charlie!
What about up there?
I'll go check.
[suspenseful music playing]
- [barking]
- Whoa, whoa! [groans]
Trespassers! Get out!
Up! [indistinct]
[groaning] Get away!
- [Charlie] We're exterminators.
- [Lazarus growls]
- [Willis] New to the area.
- [panicked mumbling]
[Lazarus barking]
Get off my property!
- Hey. [groaning] Hi.
- Stay away from my campers!
Don't come back here.
You will regret it.
[Lazarus barking]
Show's over.
Good. Now show me your stance.
- Good.
- Hey, Noah. You missed
some major drama
at the Aardvark cabin.
- Oh yeah?
- Yeah. Falco kicked
two gross old guys
out of your cabin.
There was a tall one
and a short one.
Wait, what?
Yeah, the whole camp
is talking about it.
Wait, what's going on?
[door closes]
What happened?
You guys okay?
No thanks to you.
We nearly got killed
by your gangster buddies.
And then Falco busted in here
and nearly gave us
a heart attack.
I am so sorry.
I never meant for you guys
to get involved.
We know the truth.
Truth about what?
That you stole from them.
We know who you are
and why you're here.
It's not like that at all.
How are we supposed
to believe anything you say?
Come on.
We'll finish this later.
Jake's waiting on us.
Hey, what's going on?
Ask your boyfriend.
Everything's a mess.
I don't even know
where to start.
Whatever is going on,
you don't have to face it alone.
[Phoebe] Yeah, we can help.
No. No, you guys
cannot get involved.
[Charlie] Today didn't go
exactly as planned.
[Willis] Oh, you're telling me.
But tomorrow, we're
going back to that camp,
and we're gonna get
what's ours.
What are you, crazy?
No more sneaking around
this time.
The kid comes to us.
What makes you think
he's gonna do that?
Because we have
something he wants.
I gotta get out of here
before somebody gets hurt.
You're leaving camp?
Yeah, I have to.
No, you don't.
Those guys
are coming back for me.
And when they do, everybody
in camp could be in danger.
Why are they after you?
Sit down.
There's something
I need to tell you guys.
I don't want anything
to do with those guys.
I just need to lay low
for a while
until I can figure out
what to do next.
If you leave tonight,
you could really get hurt.
I don't care if I get hurt.
I just want everyone else
to stay safe.
I care.
We all do.
Promise you won't
leave tonight.
["Beauty On The Other Side"
by Steve Bertrand playing]
Guys, Noah ran away.
Okay. Um,
let's split up.
We'll cover more ground
that way, okay?
You guys gather the rest
of the kids at the campfire.
You can go join the others
at the summit.
Nobody knows
these country roads
like me and Lazarus.
We'll help you look.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- This?
- Yeah.
I'm worried sick about Noah.
- How are you guys doing?
- [Oliver] Fine, I guess.
I mean, he made his choice.
How can you say that?
He's your friend.
He was never our friend.
He was using this place
as a hideout,
and now he's back
to his life of crime.
Yeah. That's why he left.
He left because he cares
so much about all of us,
all of you,
and he wants to keep us safe
from those bad guys.
Wait, what?
[Mallory] Noah!
[indistinct prayer]
[Jake] Noah!
If you keep going
down this road,
you're gonna get
yourself hurt.
Why is everybody
always trying to save me?
Simmer down.
I'm talking about this road.
These country roads
don't have a shoulder.
It's pitch black out there.
You're gonna get yourself
taken out
by one of those cattle haulers
and never know what hit ya.
You gotta think ahead, soldier.
Don't wander off
in the dark alone.
Hop in. Lazarus,
you're goin' in back, kid.
So, you wanna talk about
why you're running away?
I didn't think you talked.
Some folks might say
the same about you.
I've done a lot of things
you campers don't know
nothin' about.
You don't have to--
When I was your age...
Oh, great.
Another relatable story.
Look, you can drop me off
right up there.
Ah, when I was your age,
I was just as much
of a smart-mouthed,
good-for-nothing little punk
as you are now.
Maybe worse.
Is this supposed
to make me feel better?
[Falco] Let me get to the point.
You've been given
a great opportunity
by people who care about you.
And you're blowing it.
I'm literally
running away from it.
Everyone around you
believes in you.
There's only one person
who doesn't.
You don't think some people
are beyond help?
I believe everybody
is reachable.
I had to be reminded
about that lately,
but it's true.
Always has been.
I don't know...
There's a saying in the army,
"No man left behind."
I'm not a part of any army.
[Falco] Are you sure about that?
Well, I think I'd know if I was.
[Falco] I think there's
a bunch of kids back at camp
who would argue with you
pretty hard about that.
[distant campers chattering]
[door creaks, closes]
[soft music playing]
What are you guys doing here?
We're all here for you.
I'm really sorry I left.
I'm sorry that it felt like
you needed to.
We should have
been there for you.
The most important thing
is that you're back and safe.
And we're together again...
like family.
All right,
I'm gonna get ready for bed.
It's good to have you home.
Okay, so what do we do
if those guys come back?
We'll be ready for them.
We've got your back.
[uplifting music playing]
What's going on?
Let's just say that
the wheels are in motion.
[playful music playing]
Hey, Jake, where can we find
the wilderness skills stuff?
Hey, Parker, can we hike out
to Echo Point today?
Hey Selena, don't forget
you promised to help us
with tie-dye!
Anybody wanna play
Frisbee golf?
[gasps] Yay! Okay, let's go.
[light chuckle]
Come on.
Hey, dweebs...
what's going on around here?
Why? You want in?
Well, we need all the help
we can get,
and I've got the perfect job
for you guys.
[Mallory] We've got campers
stationed throughout,
keeping staff distracted.
Here, here, and here.
Does everyone remember
what to do?
- Any questions?
- What's this one?
Secret weapon. Er, weapons.
Actually, here they come now.
Somebody ordered a couple
of sharpshooters?
Where do you want us?
["Stand Together" by Daniel Mark
Farrant and Paul Rawson playing]
- Hey, Becky.
- Hey, Phoebe.
- Can you teach me
how to cast out?
- [gasps] Sure. Okay, so...
Are we done already?
Quit whining. Keep digging.
I hurt my back.
- [Willis] Stop.
- [car tires screech]
[both grunting]
[both exhale]
- [exhales deeply]
- Where's Paulie?
[Paulie groaning]
[Charlie] I told ya,
you shoulda gone before we left.
Well, I didn't have to go then.
Make it quick!
[both panting]
[Willis] Sure is quiet out here.
[Charlie] Yeah, too quiet.
[tense music playing]
Are you sure we're
in the right place?
This place was crawling
with kids yesterday. What gives?
Oh, that's it.
It's lunchtime.
Yeah. Let's hurry this up
and get it over with.
I got a date with
some leftover liverwurst
I do not wanna miss. [laughs]
Hey, turkeys! I'm up here.
What are you doing up there?
Well, I'm staying away from you.
And that's how it's gonna be
from now on.
Fine by us.
Just give us the thing
and we'll be on our way.
There's an empty pouch
right here
and you're gonna put
my console in it.
I'll pull mine up
and send yours down.
We're not gonna
fall for that.
You think we're stupid?
What do you think?
Be a shame if this fell in.
No, no. Be...
be cool!
All right,
what are you waiting for?
See you later, fellas.
Or not.
- You little liar.
- Let's get him!
[playful music playing]
- [groans]
- Oof.
[both groaning]
[both scream, grunt]
- Ooh!
- [groaning]
- [both grunting]
- [shoes squeaking]
- [sharp kick]
- [thuds]
[both groaning]
- Ah!
- [groaning continues]
Noah, when I get a hold
of you, I'm gonna...
- [grunts]
- [thuds]
[grunts sharply]
[high-pitched] Mommy!
[strained groan]
[chuckles, groans]
[tense music playing]
[Willis laughing]
I got him, Charlie.
Hey, guys.
What are you waiting for?
Hey, looking for this?
Come and get it.
[Charlie mumbles, grunts]
Oh, no!
[screams in pain]
[cheering] Yay!
Let's go.
[vehicle revs]
[Willis groans]
- Hey, hey. I got you.
- Yeah.
- Oh, leeches!
- Get them off me!
Ahh! Get them off!
- Leeches! Leeches!
- [groans]
I can still feel them wiggling.
- I got it, I got it. [groans]
- Ow!
[screams in pain]
It's okay. I got you. I got you.
- [screams in pain]
- [groans]
I want my mommy! Oh!
I think there's another one.
[overlapping] One more!
One more! One more!
- [screams in pain]
- [winces]
That was the last one!
Chase, get 'em!
Get 'em! Get 'em.
[both groaning]
Chase, get 'em!
Get 'em! Get 'em.
[both groaning]
- Get 'em. Get 'em.
- [grunting]
[both laughing]
- Given up yet?
- [panting]
When I catch that kid,
I'm gonna wring his neck.
- What was that?
- I said I'm gonna--
I'm gonna wring your neck.
You know what I said.
You heard what I--
you heard what I said.
[whistles] Come on.
Where do you think
you're going?
Oh, hey. Oop.
Here, boy.
Here, boy.
- Oh, oh, oh, oh.
- Give me that!
- Gotcha!
- [Paulie] No, you don't.

- Brrrr.
- Ha-ha!
See ya.
[Trey laughing]
[Paulie] Let's go!
[grunts, groans]
- Ooh!
- Did you see that?
- That was sick!
- Nice shot, bro.
- Trey, watch out!
- [grunts]
Oh, come on.
This ain't even the right kid!
Let's smash his face
in any way.
- Show these punks we mean--
- Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
No! Wait, wait, wait!
Let him go. I'll give you
whatever you want.
- [groans, thuds]
- You know what we want.
You dummy, it's a fake!
You better tell us
where ours is.
The real one.
Fine. I'll take you to it.
All right,
it's over here.
- Go get it.
- Nah. I don't trust him.
- I'll go get it.
- Wait.
How come you get
to go get it?
Fine, we'll both go get it.
- Okay?
- That's what I'm saying.
We'll both go get it.
I'm watching you.
I think I got something.
- [grunts] Huh?
- [insects buzzing]
[Willis] Wait.
Wait, what's that sound?
[Charlie] I don't know.
Just help me with this thing.
- Ow!
- Quit it.
Murder... murder...
- Murder hornets!
- What?
[both screaming]
Murder hornets!
- [hornets buzzing]
- [gasps]
You're dead meat, kid.
[both groaning]
You okay, brother?
Okay? Let's go.
- Okay.
- Let's go...
- [rapid firing]
- [groaning]
[both groaning]
- This is not working.
- [Willis groans]
[Charlie] Oh, you can't hear me.
You got mud in your ears.
- I can't hear you.
I've got mud in my ears!
- Okay.
[strained grunting]
[strained grunting, groaning]
[magical music playing]
[duck whistle blows]
[chain clanks]
[both groaning, struggling]
[Willis and Charlie muttering]
- [Willis] We're like fish!
- [Charlie] What's your problem?
We're surrounded now.
We're surrounded now!
They're everywhere!
They're everywhere! Get back!
You're dead meat!
Get back, you kids!
You're dead meat!
- Oh, you're dead meat!
- [laughing]
- Thanks for the save, bro.
- Anytime.
[tires screech]
[Charlie] Oh, no, no, no.
No, no. No.
- No, no, no! Oh, my God!
- [barking]
- Oh, hey. Oh, my God.
- [overlapping chatter]
Hey, what's going on here?
- [Selena] Who are these guys?
- Just a couple of dirty crooks
who got what was coming to them.
Ah! No, no, no, no!
I don't think they'll be comin'
around this camp again.
[light music playing]
Oh, man, my liverwurst
is gonna go bad.
- [sighs]
- [indistinct radio chatter]
[upbeat music playing]
Hey, man, keep in touch.
I will.
I got your contact.
If you need anything.
Bye, Noah!
It's been super awesome
getting to know you.
I'll see you next summer!
Sure thing,
Becky with a "B."
Bye, guys.
Time to load up. You wanna
sit up front with me?
Nah. I'll sit
with my friends.
[Switch beeps]
[bus engine revs]
Hey, guys,
come look at this!
[Switch pinging]
- Hey, whatcha doing over there?
- [Switch beeps]
[all] Nothing!
[bus engine revs]
[Noah] And that's my story.
Who would've thought that Chase
would actually crack the code
and find a map?
Where does it lead?
That's a story
for another time.
Oh, yeah, and one more thing...
[emotional music playing]
[door opens]
[door closes]
Hey, you came!
- It's good to see you, man.
- What are you doing here?
Well, I work here.
This is your job?
This is more
than just a job.
Do you remember that story that
I told you back at the cabin
about the kid that was
on the wrong path?
That lost kid, that was me.
And this was my path.
Do you wanna guess the person
who guided me to it was?
- Come on.
- It's true.
We were both younger
than you are now.
She invited me to church
one Sunday, and...
the rest is history.
She never told me that.
Selena has this amazing ability
to just know what people need.
["Time Goes By"
by Jeremy Ryan playing]
[ending music playing]
[music ends]