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Almost Heroes -- A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
29 May 1998 (USA) See more »
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Almost History... Almost Legends... Mostly Ridiculous.
Plot:
A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chris Farley ... Bartholomew Hunt

Matthew Perry ... Leslie Edwards

Bokeem Woodbine ... Jonah

Barry Del Sherman ... Sergeant
Robert Tittor ... Priest

Franklin Cover ... Nicholas Burr
David Packer ... Bidwell

Eugene Levy ... Guy Fontenot
Lisa Barbuscia ... Shaquinna

Christian Clemenson ... Father Girard

Steven M. Porter ... Higgins

Patrick Cranshaw ... Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Hamilton Camp ... Pratt
Jonathan Joss ... Bent Twig
George Aguilar ... Chief Two Roads

Gregory Cruz ... Iowa Indian (as Gregory Norman Cruz)

Lewis Arquette ... Merchant

Don Lake ... Elias
Brent Hinkley ... Trapper

John Farley ... Bartender

Kevin Dunn ... Hidalgo

Tim DeKay ... New Bartender

Keith Sellon-Wright ... Merriweather Lewis
Scott Williamson ... William Clark

David Barrera ... Ferdinand
Jay Lacopo ... Hector
Frank Salsedo ... Old Indian (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
Billy Daydoge ... Strong Like Mountain (as Billy Daydodge)

T. Dan Hopkins ... Running Puma
Axel Lindgren ... Salmon Brave

Harry Shearer ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rusty Schwimmer ... Execution Witness

Dennis Ambriz ... Head Buffalo Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Anderson ... Conquistador #2 (uncredited)

Maria Cina ... Ballroom dancer (uncredited)
Val Crawford ... Bald Eagle (uncredited)
Gordon Hart ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Daniel Passer ... Salvador (uncredited)
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Directed by
Christopher Guest 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark Nutter (written by) &
Tom Wolfe (written by) &
Boyd Hale (written by)

Produced by
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Mary Kane .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jeffrey C.J. Vanston  (as Jeffery CJ Vanston)
 
Cinematography by
Adam Kimmel (director of photography)
Kenneth MacMillan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Roose 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Allen 
 
Costume Design by
Durinda Wood 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Gary .... hair stylist
Angela Moos .... makeup department head
Peter Owen .... wig stylist
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Kate Shorter .... key hair stylist
Julie Socash .... makeup artist (as Julie Sogash)
Melissa A. Yonkey .... key makeup stylist (as Melissa Yonkey)
 
Production Management
Mary Kane .... unit production manager
Dean Wright .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Cederquist .... second second assistant director
Christian P. Della Penna .... assistant director
Timothy Grant Engle .... dga trainee (as Tim Engle)
Andrew M. Flinn .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Victor Anderson .... propmaker
Paige Bassett .... construction coordinator (as E. Paige Bassett)
John Bloom .... construction
Vern Crofoot .... props
Tony Gardner .... special props
Steve George .... assistant property master (as Stephen H. George)
Brian Hall .... construction
David E. Harshbarger .... property master
Mervyn Johnson .... construction coordinator (as Mervyn L. Johnson)
Thomas V. Johnson .... stand-by painter (as Thomas Johnson)
Mark David Kersey .... props
Teusa Koiwai .... assistant property master
David Lombard .... lead man
Stephen MacMillin .... set dresser
Valdemar Membrila .... construction
Kurt Miller .... carpenter
Sergio Ramos .... construction
Michael Ruby .... signwriter
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro .... art department researcher
Mark Vena .... storyboard artist
Kon Iliov .... gangboss (uncredited)
Richard N. McGuire .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator (as Mark Commans)
Mark Commans .... boom operator
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Jonathan Klein .... foley editor
Kevin Kubota .... cable
James Moriana .... foley artist
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
Mark Pappas .... foley artist
Mark Steinbeck .... cable
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Mark Weingarten .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects coordinator (as Charles 'O.C.' Belardinelli)
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects coordinator (as Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
Carole Cowley .... special effects associate producer
Jerry Donegan .... special effects technician (as Jerry Donegan Jr.)
Johnny Franco III .... special effects technician
Johnny Franklin .... special effects technician
Jim Greenall .... animatronic designer and fabricator: bear and eagle
Doug Hudson .... puppeteer
Frank Iudica .... special effects technician
Malia Thompson .... special effects assistant
Shannon J. Thompson .... special effects key (as Shannon Thompson)
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Karen Klein .... rotoscope artist
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor
Vincent Lavares .... technical assistant supervisor: Cinesite
Dan Levitan .... compositor
Bob Lyss .... digital compositor
Mark Michaels .... composite supevisor
Kimberly K. Nelson .... visual effects coordinator
Cristin Pescosolido .... match move supervisor
Thomas Randell .... visual effects
Carl Seibert .... visual effects producer
Tony Sgueglia .... data operations supervisor
Carole Cowley .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production assistant: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts (as Peter Antico)
Frankie Avina .... stunts
David Lain Baker .... stunts (as David Baker)
Tony Lee Boggs .... stunts (as Tony Boggs)
Brian Brown .... stunts
David Paul Christian .... stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts (as Mark D'Alessandro)
Michael Anthony George .... stunts
Randall Shiro Ideishi .... stunts (as Randall S. Ideishi)
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Langton .... stunts
Robert LaPoint .... stunts (as Bob La Point)
David Lea .... stunts (as Dave Lea)
Eric Lee .... stunts
David Leitch .... stunts (as David M. Leitch)
Steve Martinez .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt performer
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Jason Newman .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts (as Christopher A. Palermo)
Stuart Edmond Rodgers .... stunts (as Stewart Edmond Rogers)
Victor Simakov .... stunts
Desi Singh .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunts
Philip Tan .... stunts
Gene Walker .... stunts
Michael Weis .... stunt rigger
Danny Weselis .... stunts
Chris Farley .... stunts (uncredited)
Shawn Kautz .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Weske .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Babineaux .... assistant chief lighting technician
John-Paul Beeghly .... assistant camera: second unit
Josh Bleibtreu .... camera operator: second unit
Alan Caso .... director of photography: second unit
Don Devine .... camera operator
Jack English .... chief lighting technician
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera (as Michael A. Fauntleroy)
Jason C. Fitzgerald .... electrician
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator (as Tony Gaudioz)
Rusty Geller .... Steadicam operator
Michael Genne .... camera operator (as Michael A. Genne)
Scott Hillman .... best boy grip (as Scott 'Scooter' Hillman)
Bobby Huber .... key grip
Jeff Jur .... director of photography: additional photography
Alex Klabukov .... grip
Christopher Lyons .... rigger gaffer
Steve McLean .... additional first assistant camera
Parker Meyer .... camera production assistant: second unit
Darren Michaels .... additional still photographer
John Murphy .... dolly grip (as John W. Murphy)
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Noah Schuster .... second assistant camera
Nick Shuster .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andre Sobczak .... key grip: re-shoots
Brian Sullivan .... director of photography: second unit
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... Steadicam operator (as Donald Thorin Jr.)
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (as Steve Thorpe)
Dale White .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bennie Zura .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Jim Boulden .... animatronics and puppets creator
 
Casting Department
Lynda Halligan .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Augusta .... additional set costumer
Mary Cheung .... costumer
Luff Fischer .... costumer
Suzanne Flores .... costumer (as Suzanne M. Flores)
Marcy Grace Froehlich .... assistant costume designer
Deborah Hall .... key costumer
Christine Heinz .... costumer
Susan Kistler .... costumer
Amanda Blythe Linder .... costume production assistant
Marilyn Madsen .... costume manufacturing foreperson
Dennis McCarthy .... costumer
David S. Powell .... set costumer (as Dave Powell)
Eileen Sieff Stroup .... wardrobe supervisor
Christine Wada .... set costumer
Tyra Youland .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tanya Beilke .... post-production coordinator
Daniel Candib .... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Sandra Montiel .... first assistant editor
Steve New .... negative cutter (as Steve New)
Eric Rigney .... avid technician
Tina Wilson .... second assistant editor
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
Ryan Quigley .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor (as Peter Anthony)
Shelly Berg .... orchestrator
David Cole .... music mixer
Bobby Fernandez-Hewitt .... main score recordist (as Bobby Fernandez)
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Tom Halm .... orchestrator
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Richard Marx .... orchestrator (as Dick Marx)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Marek Szpakiewicz .... musician: cello
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Jeffrey C.J. Vanston .... orchestrator (as Jeffery CJ Vanston)
 
Transportation Department
Paul Korpal .... driver: cast
Brian Maguire .... transportation captain
Marty Radcliff .... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation coordinator (as Jonathan Rosenfeld)
Brian Steagall .... driver
Richard Vincent .... driver
Dwight Wood .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Cody Flynn Alexander .... production assistant
Allen Alibudbud .... set staff assistant
Alvin Alibudbud .... set staff assistant
Kris Andersson .... ballroom dancer
Tammy Apana .... second assistant accountant
Tanya Beilke .... assistant: Ms. DiNovi
Mauri Bernstein .... puppeteer
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... first assistant accountant
Eric Boyd .... film crew
Mark Bronson .... post-production accountant
Kelly Bryman .... office staff assistant
Kellie Burbach .... office staff assistant
Robert Burns .... set medic
Sara Burton .... unit location manager: reshoot
Robert C. Campion .... production accountant: additional photography
Maria Cina .... ballroom dancer
Gary Michael Clark .... payroll accountant
Mark Coppola .... set staff assistant
Anthony De Longis .... sword master (as Anthony DeLongis)
Dennis Derengowski .... set medic
Brian Dettor .... office staff assistant
Brian H. Dierker .... marine coordinator
Ted Dondanville .... assistant: Mr. Farley
Andrew Durham .... production coordinator
Anne Fletcher .... ballroom dancer
Michael T. Ford .... office staff assistant (as Mike Ford)
David Fulton .... unit publicist
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher (as Elise Ganz Samuelson)
Jim Greenall .... puppeteer
Gordon Hart .... ballroom dancer
A. Ideth Hernandez .... assistant: Mr. Kane
Andie Hicks .... ballroom dancer
Scott Hislop .... ballroom dancer
Erik Hyler .... ballroom dancer
Heidi Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Guest
Anushka Jones .... ballroom dancer
Steve Jones .... river coordinator
Matthew Kill Fawver .... office staff assistant
Paul Korpal .... production assistant
Andrew Loo .... production associate
Lance MacDonald .... ballroom dancer
Stacey L. McCormick .... projectionist
Michael McKean .... project consultant
Michael Neale .... location manager (as Mike Neale)
Scott Nemes .... office staff assistant
Tristan Oliver .... production assistant
Dave Parker .... office staff assistant (as David Parker)
Erica Pearce .... key set staff assistant
Beverly Polcyn .... ballroom dancer
Ryan Quigley .... office staff assistant
Rachel Ramist .... office staff assistant
Robin Reed .... set staff assistant
Julene Renee .... ballroom dancer
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds .... animal wrangler (as Sled Reynolds)
Michael A. Schumacher .... office staff assistant
Adam Shankman .... choreographer
Deanna Stadler .... set staff assistant
John Starr .... key craft service
Janna Stern .... script supervisor
Michelle Stone .... assistant: Mr. Guest
Tony Swatton .... armorer
Christopher W. Trott .... location manager
Gwynn Turnbull .... head wrangler
Christian Wadman .... office staff assistant
Moira Walley-Beckett .... assistant: Mr. Perry (as Moira Walley)
Tim Weske .... co-sword fight choreographer
Tim Weske .... sword fight coordinator
Martin C. Wetherall .... set staff assistant (as Martin Wetherall)
Karen White .... location manager: second unit
Bennie Zura .... set staff assistant
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)
Tim Weske .... fencing double (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude humor and nudity
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #35442)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Hunt becomes suddenly disgusted with Edwards after peering through his telescope and discovering a naked Fontenot, Edwards realizes the mistake and turns the telescope to his left. The camera, with a point-of-view shot through the telescope, however, pans to the right to reveal a naked Shaquinna.See more »
Quotes:
Lady:I hope Satan himself burns the flesh from your miserable bones.
Hunt:Good God, Lady.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The more I watch this, the better it gets!, 24 December 2002
Author: PoppyField from London, England

Farley and Perry lead a team who are racing Lewis and Clark to blaze a trail to the Pacific coast of the newly settled America. Historically speaking, the setting of the film and costumes seem surprisingly accurate and I was totally convinced that I was looking at the early 1800's.

I watched it the first time and giggle a bit, I watched it the second time and laughed here and there, I watched it for the third time and laughed nearly all the way through! This film is like an acquired taste and just gets better with watching.

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