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Meet the Deedles (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  27 March 1998 (USA)
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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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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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Fish out of water...Surfers in Yellowstone See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




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?


Prairie dogs are not found in Yellowstone National Park. See more »


Mo: Lynch them! Lynch the Deedles!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Written by Gary Hoey
Performed by Gary Hoey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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Great for a babysitter...
14 January 2000 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

Okay, so maybe I'm a little biased by the fact that I'm in my late teens, but personally, I wasn't a big fan of this movie. Very unrealistic, short, standard Disney live-action material. As adult fare, it definitely doesn't get a high rating in my book. BUT, the movie does have its merits. Specifically, like all Disney movies, it has an ability to enchant just about every young child under the age of 12. I saw it while keeping an eye on a group of 9-year-olds, and while I found myself glancing at my watch to see if the film was almost over, the children (boys AND girls, I might add!) were sitting on there seats watching in rapt fascination, wishing that they could BE the Deedles. I had the same experience recently when I watched in on TV with pair of 11-year-olds I was taking care of for the evening...they loved it! So, in short, I'd warn adults away from it, but don't ban it from your house, as it could come in handy if you have some unruly kids around!

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