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Jeremiah S. Chechik
Roger Aaron Brown
Jeff Celentano was considered to direct this film after the festival success of his directorial debut, Under the Hula Moon (1995). However, based on that movie's ending, Disney decided his take on the film might be "too dark" for a family comedy. Jeff would later be considered to direct another Paul Walker movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). See more »
Everyone knows how to surf at the end of the movie, including the Deedle father. See more »
This is simply just another of those predictably lame "family" movies that makes a huge effort to be hip and cool. It will come as no surprise to those familiar with such high-budget / low-ambition junk to learn that this film is neither hip or cool. The two lead characters, the "Deedle's" of the title are a pair of nimrod's who's constant stupidity is neither amiable or endearing it's just damned irritating and the allegedly comical scrapes they get into are too improbable and silly to ever raise anything more than a half-forced smile. Being a horror fan it was inevitable I would dislike this movie. The only reason I bothered watching it is because it features the mouth-wateringly sexy A.J Langer, who also starred in Wes Craven's excellent "The People Under The Stairs". She is the only real reason for watching this film. One to avoid on practically all levels.
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