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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:
Barry Del Sherman ...
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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


Guy Fontenot: He look in our tent! He look at my woman! He saw 'er breast.
Edwards: Her breast? You saw her breast?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) 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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Good, but not Farley's best.
18 February 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I know that a lot of people hated this movie, but I'm commenting in defense of it. This movie may not have been Chris Farley's nor Matthew Perry's best work, but it is funny. I laughed a few times when I watched it the first time, in fact overall I like the darn movie, even though it's not as good as Farley's other funny works like "Tommy Boy", and "Black Sheep".

Please give this movie a chance. You might like it.

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