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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 ...
Nicholas Burr
David Packer ...
Father Girard
Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Bent Twig
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  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,837,928, 31 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,114,928, 12 July 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Packer previously guest starred in M*A*S*H: U.N., the Night and the Music (1983) as another character who, through misfortune, loses a leg. 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 »


Hunt: What I remembered the most were the animals.
Edwards: [smiles] Ah, the animals...
Hunt: Fearsome beasts of the mountains and plains. I've seen a bear so powerful... that it *snapped* a man's body in half with his huge jaws. Garrgghh! Garrgghh! I've seen a badger with paws as big as frying pans. And that'd rip your face right off! Right off! Nothing you can do with that! Just rip it off! Once there was a hawk that swooped down from the sky... Aggghhh! Aggghhh! Aggghhh! And plucked a man's eyeballs out of his ...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Three to Tango (2018) See more »


Opus 71 Third Movement, String Quartet in E Flat Major, 'Andante Con Moto'
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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10 May 2003 | by 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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