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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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Stew Deedle
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Phil Deedle
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Lt. Jesse Ryan
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Capt. Douglas Pine
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Elton Deedle
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Crabbe
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Mel
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Ludwig
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Jo-Claire
Tom Matsusaka
Larry Rippenkroeger
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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 »

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Comedy | Family

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

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,308,981 (USA) (15 May 1998)
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Its name is a play on The Beatles album Meet the Beatles!. See more »

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

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Major Flower: There's just one thing I can't stand!
Stew Deedle: Bathing?
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Under the last of the credits, we see a few more party-goers. See more »

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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Went into it expecting less than nothing...
7 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK I admit it. I rented Meet the Deedles because my movie store gives me free old movies for every new release I rent. (I'm a Gold Club member-I rule!!!). I had narrowed my choices down to this one and that "Leonard" Cosby movie that got all those glowing reviews, but I figured what the heck, I didn't have a lot of time to watch two movies on this particular evening, so I could just FF to all of the AJ Langer parts (cos I think she's way cute) and that would be the end of it. To make a short story long, I rented Deedles. Why oh why have all the critics bludgeoned this movie? I'm sure that my sensibilities haven't left me, and I thought this silly, unpretentious kids' fluff was actually rather amusing. The Deedle boys are refreshingly inane, Freddy Krueger alarmingly inept, and AJ Langer bodaciously babealicious. So remember, next time you have to choose between oh, say, wading through all the intricacies and red herrings of "The Usual Suspects" and the mindless, fun drivel that is known as Deedlemania, think twice. Then take the Usual Suspects to the rental counter, pay the man, and walk out of the store. Of course, if you were a Gold Clubber like me (yessss!!!) you could have your suspects and deedle too. It's good to be the King. *** out of ***** on the Corkymeter. Note: Author of previous review just got his Gold Club membership from Blockbuster and hasn't been right since. Wait for revised review of "Meet the Deedles" in the near future.


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