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Meet the Deedles (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 27 March 1998 (USA)
Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stew Deedle
Phil Deedle
Lt. Jesse Ryan
Capt. Douglas Pine
Elton Deedle
Michael Ruud ...
Tom Matsusaka
Larry Rippenkroeger


Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.

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To protect and surf. See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Deedles  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,006,751 (USA) (27 March 1998)


$4,308,981 (USA) (15 May 1998)

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Did You Know?


It was the first theatrically released film to be produced by DIC Entertainment since 1986 (after Heathcliff: The Movie). See more »


Phil and Stew can somehow stop the car after having their brake lines cut. See more »


[Major Flower has already picked up the Deedles and is driving them to camp]
Phil Deedle: [pointing to various animals they pass by] Whoa, a Bullwinkle! Look, a Bambi, and a dead Pepe Le Pew!
Phil Deedle: Oh, too cool, Stew. This is just like watching a nature show on television.
Stew Deedle: [plugging his nose as they drive over the dead skunk in the road] Or in this case, Smell-O-Vision.
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Crazy Credits

Under the last of the credits, we see a few more party-goers. See more »


References The Bullwinkle Show (1960) See more »


Wrong Thing Right Then
Written by Dicky Barrett, Joe Gittleman and The Bosstones
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Predictably Lame
15 July 2002 | by (The Darkest Cellar, From Your Darkest Nightmare) – See all my reviews

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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