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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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Barry Del Sherman ...
Sergeant
Robert Tittor ...
Priest
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Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
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Bent Twig
George Aguilar ...
Chief Two Roads
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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.


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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)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

The boat the crew takes up the river changes and has a second story in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

[a bear has come into camp]
Bidwell: My nose itches.
Hunt: Don't scratch it.
Bidwell: Feels like there's a bug up in there.
Hunt: You scratch your nose. You're dead.
Bidwell: Well, I don't know what's worse. The bear or my itchy nose.
Hunt: I think it's leavin'.
Bidwell: I'm going to scratch it!
[begins scratching his nose and the bear turns around and bites his leg]
Bidwell: [shouts] The bear is worse! The bear is definitely worse!
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Connections

Spoofs Black Robe (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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Incredible
11 February 2004 | by (Bridgeport, WV) – See all my reviews

For a comedy that got trashed in reviews and rediculed by movie-goers, I find this movie to be incredibly funny. The first time I saw the movie was in the theater at which time I laughed at the "obvious" laugh-parts, but it was not until I had seen it another two or three times before I picked up on the absolutely hysterical dialogue, terriffic comedy styles of the various supporting characters, and the sheer brilliance and irony the script presents. If you know anything about history, this movie becomes instantly funny. If you are a fan of almost Simpsons-style "random" humor, this film is instantly funny. Never be turned off by the first glance of this film. If you dismiss it as "poor comedy" you will be missing out.


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