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?


Elias, the shop owner that Bartholomew Hunt goes to for a bath, a shave, and a tooth removal is loosely based on Charles Willson Peale, a painter of pre-Revolutionary times that also practiced taxidermy as well as dentistry. See more »


In the tavern at Snake's Bend, Hunt challenges Hidalgo to a drinking duel. A close-up shows Hidalgo raising his pewter mug, but when he's drinking we can see his mouth, beard and nose through the mug's missing bottom, and obviously there's no fluid in it either. See more »


Bidwell: [returns to camp after a bear has bit off his leg] Sir, I've been to hell and back.
Edwards: Yes, I can see that...
Bidwell: I suspect that you'll want to lead a hunting party to slay that terrible beast.
Edwards: Well, yes, that thought did cross my mind briefly. But now I have a better idea.
Bidwell: Yes, sir?
Edwards: I shall fashion for you the finest wooden leg you've ever seen.
Bidwell: But what about the bear?
Edwards: Rest assured, Bidwell, in 20 years or so, the ravages of old age will deal with the bear far more cruelly than we ever could have.
Bidwell: ...
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Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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10 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Almost Heroes is a deliberately idiotic movie, and much of its

humor relies on the audience being aware of this. If you don't buy

that the movie is SUPPOSED to be ridiculous and nonsensical,

then you're not going to like it. Otherwise, it is a great Chris

Farley/Christopher Guest vehicle with abundant laughs, often at

the absurd crudity of its humor. There are scenes and dialogue

that come off as cheap attempts at lowbrow humor, when in fact

the real punchline is that you, the viewer, even acknowleged the

humor when it is so utterly tasteless. I, for one, laughed my @$$

off and got overdue fees at my video store because I couldn't stop

watching it.

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