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Almost Heroes (1998)

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

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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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29 May 1998 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,837,928 (USA) (31 May 1998)

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$6,114,928 (USA) (12 July 1998)
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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 »

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

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Jackson: Sir, Higgins has a story.
Edwards: Well, Higgins the floor is yours.
Higgins: This particular event happened last summer on my uncle's farm in Virginia. My brother and I had just finished cutting a field of hay and were enjoying the evening meal under the shade of an elm tree. He went down for water by the creek and when he was gone, I took a bowl that was filled with delicious plum pudding and placed into it, not one, but two large pieces of sheep shit. When he returned I encouraged him to taste the plum ...
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Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Opus 71 Third Movement, String Quartet in E Flat Major, 'Andante Con Moto'
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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the movie's mediocre, but Farley's performance is anything but
29 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I saw this movie with almost anyone else cast in Chris Farley's part I probably, well, would have never seen it in the first place, but if I did I would have given it a lousy review. OK, the movie itself was completely predictable and dumb (not like it was supposed to be intellectual). I think Matthew Perry had't made it to rehab yet because during certain scenes he looks too thin and pale. During others (did they toss both of the leads in rehab halfway through shooting, then continue when they were out?) he looks pretty good. In fact, if you have the hots for Perry, you should definitely see it because he was looking pretty good to me by the end of the movie, and I never thought he was all that hot before. I have a feeling the part of "Edwards" was originally meant for David Spade, but he pulled out.

We saw it opening weekend, Saturday night, and the theater had already split up the movie (and even cut the poster in half! Jerks) with another in the same part of the theater because no-one was showing up. The audience was us and maybe a dozen other Farley fans who sat silently when he wasn't onscreen, then you'd hear us all laugh at the top of our lungs scattered from various parts of the mostly empty auditorium (the laughs were scattered, not our lungs, sorry for the bad grammar) when he did or said something funny. This is not his best movie (he was obviously and sadly on his last legs, but doing his best to give his fans their money's worth)but not his worst. If you're a Farley fan, don't be scared away by the bad reviews, rent it or buy it! The scene where he has to go find an eagle's egg in the wilderness to cure his sick friend is priceless, and so is his comment when he finally brings it back and finds out which part of the egg they needed. Every single review in the media I read said something along the lines of "this is a sad legacy to be Farley's last movie, with this weak performance, blah blah" but I think he could have done a lot worse.

RIP big guy, your fans miss you.


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