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Almost Heroes (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Western  |  29 May 1998 (USA)
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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Tittor ...
David Packer ...
Lisa Barbuscia ...
Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Hamilton Camp ...
Bent Twig
George Aguilar ...
Chief Two Roads


Explorers Bartholemew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are setting forth against nature across the country on a journey to the Pacific Ocean against rivals Lewis and Clark. Along the way they have many mishaps and misfortunes. Written by RNWebner

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Almost History... Almost Legends... Mostly Ridiculous.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almost History  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,837,928 (USA) (29 May 1998)


$6,114,928 (USA) (10 July 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film marks the last leading role for Chris Farley who died five months before the film released. However it is not his last film appearance as he had a cameo for the film Dirty Work released later that same year. See more »


Bidwell's ear is still visible on his head throughout the movie after Fontenot bites it off. See more »


Pratt: [Picks up Bidwell's ear from the dirt] Look at me. I'm going to make an experiment.
[Starts talking into the ear]
Pratt: Hello, Bidwell? Can you hear me?
Bidwell: I can hear you, Pratt.
Pratt: It works.
Edwards: Well, of course, it works. He's standing right... Let's get some sleep.
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Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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One of my favorites.
22 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I love movies with stupid humor in them, and this movie just cracks me up. How can you not laugh? Chris Farley's one of the greats. Him, Matthew Perry and especially the rest of the cast keep you laughing from beginning to end. It's hard for me to pick a favorite character. I really like Bidwell, his misadventures had me rolling on the floor in laughter, but the comedic genius of Farley had me going too. One of my most favorite parts had to be when they bring the boat ashore and meet the Native Americans, and they think the really tall one's the Chief, but it turns out he's not, his real name's Bent Twig and he's really mentally retarded. I laughed for almost 5 minutes straight on that part. This movie's definitely in my top 10.

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