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Writers (WGA):
Patrick J. Clifton (story) &
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Release Date:
2 July 1993 (USA) See more »
He's a relative nightmare.
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pauly Shore ... Crawl

Carla Gugino ... Rebecca Warner

Lane Smith ... Walter Warner

Cindy Pickett ... Connie Warner

Mason Adams ... Walter Warner Sr.

Patrick Renna ... Zack Warner

Dennis Burkley ... Theo

Tiffani Thiessen ... Tracy (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)

Dan Gauthier ... Travis
Ria Pavia ... Carol
Lisa Lawrence ... Lisa

Graham Jarvis ... Principal
Nick Light ... Mud Wrestling Announcer
Ernie Kinney ... Horace
Troy Shire ... Cowboy

Adam Goldberg ... Indian
Robert M. Koch ... Country Club Waiter (as Robert Koch)
Ryk O. ... Halloween Fairy

Garret Sato ... Male Hairdresser
Emily Dole ... Thumper
John Hatton ... Fiddle Player
Jim Henken ... Guitar
Lynn Coulter ... Drums

Mike George ... Bass
Jay Leach ... Musician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cherie Chetyrbok ... Girl on Beach (uncredited)

Flea ... Tattoo Artist (uncredited)

Brendan Fraser ... Link (uncredited)
Michael George ... Bass Player (uncredited)
Adam Lieberman ... Young Man in Bar (uncredited)
Cheryl Rusa ... Mud Wrestler (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman ... Dancer (uncredited)

Beth Stolarczyk ... Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Rash 
Writing credits
Patrick J. Clifton (story) (as Patrick Clifton) &
Susan McMartin (story) &
Peter M. Lenkov (story)

Fax Bahr (screenplay) &
Adam Small (screenplay) and
Shawn Schepps (screenplay)

Produced by
Hilton A. Green .... executive producer (as Hilton Green)
Peter M. Lenkov .... producer
Michael Rotenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dennis M. Hill 
Casting by
Cheryl Bayer 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
Makeup Department
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Hirsch .... second assistant director: second unit
Richard Peter Schroer .... first assistant director: second unit
Roger Senders .... dga trainee
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director
Janet Van Etten .... second assistant director (as Janet K. Van Etten)
Michael Scott Bryant .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Barry Chusid .... set designer
Lance Clarke .... set dresser
Michael Goyak .... set dresser
David Harris .... greens foreman (as Paul D. Harris)
Mervyn Johnson .... construction foreman
Kristin Frances Jones .... property assistant (as Kristin Jones)
Alan D. Laslovich .... construction foreman
Glenn Matayoshi .... property master (as Glenn S. Matayoshi)
Mitchell G. Myers .... set dresser
Joe Northrop .... paint foreman (as Joseph A. Northrop)
Tim Perovich .... property master
Kirk M. Petruccelli .... assistant art director
Anna Rita Raineri .... set dresser
Gay Redinger .... leadperson (as N. Gay Redinger)
Danielle Simpson .... set dresser (as Danielle M. Simpson-Abaravich)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Ralph Votaw Sr. .... labor foreman (as Ralph D. Votaw Sr.)
Joe Ward .... labor foreman
Mort Zwicker .... construction foreman
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... sound mixer
Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (as Joseph L. Campana)
Stuart Chasmar .... sound editor
Denis Dutton .... sound editor
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Mike Goodman .... supervising adr editor (as Michael Goodman)
Darrell Hanzalik .... adr editor
Edward M. Hirsch .... sound editor (as Edward Hirsch)
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Dan Molina .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator
John Salcedo .... sound playback
Allan Schultz .... sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
Randall K. Tomlin .... sound editor
James Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Derrick Crane .... assistant special effects coordinator (as Derreck Crane)
Cliff Wenger .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Todd A. Marks .... computer effects (as Todd Marks)
Gary Maxwell .... production manager: Sessums Engineering
Michael O. Sajbel .... director of photography: Sessums Engineering (as Michael Sajbel)
Jack Sessums .... head model maker: Sessums Engineering
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Lonnie Parkinson .... stunts
James Pratt .... stunts (as Jim Pratt)
Ken Watson .... stunts
Mike Watson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Bosworth .... lamp operator
Scott Browner .... camera operator
Jim Grce .... gaffer
Todd Griffith .... best boy grip
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera
Rick Herres .... grip
Paul Hughen .... photographer: second unit (as Paul D. Hughen)
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera (as Stephen D. Hurson)
Dennis M. Kuneff .... rigging grip (as Dennis Kuneff)
Craig Molsberry .... lamp operator
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video playback operator (as Robert Morgenroth)
Elliot Nachbar .... grip
James P. Noble .... electrician
Tim Perovich .... grip
Marc David Schultz .... rigging gaffer
Sam Seig .... gaffer
Philip Sloan .... key grip (as Philip M. Sloan)
Cliff Sperry .... dolly grip (as Clifford B. Sperry)
Dave Tutokey .... electrician (as David Tutokey)
Steve Venetis .... best boy electric
David Wood .... lamp operator
Luke Wynne .... still photographer
Bill H. Roberts Jr. .... additional second ac (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Barrett .... casting assistant
David Koenig .... casting assistant
Lisa Miller Katz .... casting associate (as Lisa Miller)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Glick .... set costumer (as Julie Lynn Glick)
Leslie Lengacher .... set costumer
Valerie Zielonka .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Candib .... additional film editor
Jimmy Hill .... second assistant editor (as James Hill)
Suzanne Hines .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Sam Seig .... apprentice film editor
Location Management
Donald A. Potts .... location manager
Brett Williams .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Richard Gibbs .... conductor
Philip Giffin .... orchestrator
Sidney James .... production music supervisor (as Sid James)
Sid Page .... concert master
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
John Rosenberg .... orchestra contractor
Jeff Vaughn .... music scoring mixer
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jon Carpenter .... transportation coordinator
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain
Other crew
Newell Alexander .... adr group
Rosemary Alexander .... adr group
Kelly Burkhard .... assistant: Mr. Rotenberg
Mitch Carter .... adr group
Pat Chapman .... production coordinator
David Cowgill .... adr group
Jon Djanrelian .... craft service
Ike Eisenmann .... adr group
Frank J. Ellison .... first assistant accountant (as Frank Ellison)
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr group (as Elisa Pensler Gabrielli)
Miranda Garrison .... choreographer
Shari Beth Goldstein .... assistant: Mr. Rash
Jackie Gonneau .... adr group
Vincent G. Gonzales .... production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Kristin Hansen .... assistant production coordinator
Cynthia Kler .... production assistant
Nick Light .... production assistant
Burke Mattsson .... title designer
Connie McAloney .... second assistant accountant
Thomas John McGowan .... studio teacher (as Thomas McGowan)
Kate McGregor-Stewart .... dialogue coach (as Kate McGregor Stewart)
Larry McKinney .... animal trainer
Edie Mirman .... adr group
Tawny Moyer .... adr group
Kate Neumann .... production assistant
Nancy A. Newhouse .... provider: legal services (as Nancy Newhouse)
Rex Peterson .... animal trainer
Juddson J. Plum .... assistant: Mr. Lenkov
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (as John Sarviss)
Roger Senders .... dga trainee
Diana Smith .... animal trainer (as Diana C. Smith)
Phil Smith .... wrangler
Don Spinney .... wrangler (as Donald F. Spinney)
Susan Steinlauf-Pascal .... unit publicist (as Susan Steinlauf)
Dennis Tufano .... adr group
Rudy Ugland .... animal handler
Donald H. Walker .... production accountant
Robert Clotworthy .... adr group (uncredited)
Chris Romberg .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Cody Smith .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality
95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Norway:11 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Rebecca's Butterfly tattoo on her ankle is real. Carla Gugino, the actress playing Becca, already had the tattoo prior to filming (hence its healed state) & it was incorporated into the script.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Crawl drives the harvester one shot has the harvester's model numbers backwards caused by the film being clearly inverted during editing.See more »
Crawl:[to Becca during the Halloween party] Let me guess miss your mom dad, brother, dog, boyfriend. practically everything you can think of back home. Am I right?See more »
The Price I PaySee more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Green Acres Goes Grunge, 31 December 2003
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

People rag on Pauley Shore for being a bad actor. On the contrary, he wasn't an actor at all, but a swell entertainer. You could stick him in a dumb situation and he could just jump in, act naturally, and have a whole lot of fun doing lots of stupid things. That's what makes his movies so damned funny.

The story isn't anything new. A city boy is planted in a rural South Dakota farm town. He's an outcast at first (and likewise they're alien to him), but eventually they mesh and he rubs off a bit on them and vice versa. But, here, Pauley (as Crawl) follows his college friend to her home in the boonies for Thanksgiving break. Trying to avoid her boyfriend who just insists on getting married, she comes up with some story that they're actually engaged. Her parents are blown away by it because obviously they'd rather see her settle down with the townie than with the very strange Crawl. In the end, everything works out fine, obviously.

The actors are swell. I particularly enjoyed Patrick Renna as the once-obnoxious little brother with a rad sense of humor. And of course, Pauley Shore was good at what he does: making people laugh.

Thumbs up.

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