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Meet the Deedles -- Two Hawaiian surfer dudes are mistaken for park rangers.  Although they excel at extreme sports, nothing has prepared them for a crazy ex-ranger who's trying to steal Old Faithful.  Can they save the landmark in time?


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Writer (WGA):
Jim Herzfeld (written by)
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27 March 1998 (USA) See more »
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Steve Van Wormer ... Stew Deedle

Paul Walker ... Phil Deedle

A.J. Langer ... Lt. Jesse Ryan

John Ashton ... Capt. Douglas Pine

Dennis Hopper ... Frank Slater

Eric Braeden ... Elton Deedle

Richard Lineback ... Crabbe

Robert Englund ... Nemo

M.C. Gainey ... Major Flower

Ana Gasteyer ... Mel

Megan Cavanagh ... Mo
Michael Ruud ... Ludwig

Hattie Winston ... Jo-Claire
Tom Matsusaka
Larry Rippenkroeger
Bob Eric Hart ... Governor

Donré Sampson

Don Nahaku

Bill Mondy
Alisa Harris
Jeff Olson
Maeve Millard
Braden Powell
Len Rubel
Melissa Pace-Tanner (as Melissa Pace)
Dawn Bluford
Dane Stevens (as Duane Stephens)
Joey Miyashima
Max Storer
Jessie Comoletti
Phillip Manwaring
Kylie Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bartek ... Luau Band Member

Bart the Bear ... The Bear
Carl Graves ... Luau Band Member
Johnny 'Vatos' Hernandez ... Luau Band Member
Sam Phipps ... Luau Band Member
Tai ... Elephant (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Boyum 
Writing credits
Jim Herzfeld (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Cronyn .... associate producer
Andy Heyward .... executive producer
Rick Johnson .... associate producer
Aaron Meyerson .... producer
Dale Pollock .... producer
Artie Ripp .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Bartek 
Cinematography by
David Hennings 
Film Editing by
Alan Cody 
Casting by
Amy Lippens 
Cate Praggastis 
Production Design by
Stephen Storer 
Art Direction by
Harry Darrow 
Set Decoration by
Robin Peyton 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
Alexandra Welker 
Makeup Department
Gina Homan .... makeup department head
Production Management
Nicholas Stamos .... production supervisor
Stephen Traxler .... production supervisor: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director: second unit
Adam Druxman .... second assistant director
Rick Johnson .... assistant director
Donald Sparks .... second assistant director
Rebecca Strickland .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Cindy Ingraham .... prop master
Jared McPherson .... set dresser
Lansing L. Smith .... set dresser
Linden Snyder .... assistant art director
Wayne Wulfenstein .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage
Kim B. Christensen .... sound
Francesca Dodd .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
David Kelson .... sound mixer
Anne Laing .... assistant adr editor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
D. Chris Smith .... adr recordist
Erich Stratmann .... assistant sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator
Steve Broussard .... special effects technician
Alan McFarland .... animatronic electronics
Richard Scioli .... special effects technician
William Huntley .... puppeteer/lab tech-animatronic bear (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kristen Andersen .... animator (as Kristen Simmons)
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist: Sassoon Film Design
Mark Galvin .... visual effects producer
Daniel R. Herrera .... digital compositor (as Daniel Herrera)
John Hull .... compositor
Tim Landry .... visual effects supervisor
Bobby Moldavon .... effects production coordinator
Monica Munoz .... digital artist
Scott Simmons .... digital effects supervisor: Live Wire Productions
Kurt E. Soderling .... visual effects camera operator (as Kurt Soderling)
Kevin Tuxford .... digital artist
Jake Brake .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt double
Jeff Habberstad .... aerial stunt coordinator
Scott Hubbell .... stunts
Brad Jessey .... utility stunts
Josh Kemble .... stunt performer
Dustin Meier .... stunt actor
Dustin Meier .... stunt performer
Larry Nicholas .... utility stunts
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver
Scott Hubbell .... water safety (uncredited)
Randy Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Katie Boyum .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Walter Byrnes .... grip
Robert Conder .... best boy grip: second unit
Robert Conder .... grip
Harve Cook .... video assist operator
Kevin Erb .... key rigging grip
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... best boy grip
Ryan Kelley .... video assist operator
Kelly Klindt .... grip
Robert Lowe .... electrician
Terry Mitchell .... best boy electrician: second unit
Timothy Reynolds .... electrician
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... second assistant camera
Michael L. Schaertl .... camera operator: second unit
Alvin Simmons .... key grip: second unit
Adam Smith .... electrician
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography
Kurt E. Soderling .... camera operator: second unit
Tom Vollick .... still photographer
Travis Zariwny .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Cate Praggastis .... casting: Utah
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marsha Barton .... head seamstress
Denise Boineau .... wardrobe assistant
Reese Spensley .... key costumer: second unit
Reese Spensley .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Jason Freeman .... assistant editor
Suzy Gilbert .... assistant editor
David Steiman .... post-production editorial assistant
Location Management
Ralph Coleman .... location manager
Dennis Williams .... location manager
Music Department
Alex Gordon .... music recordist
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Edgardo Simone .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car
Scott Doleto .... driver: grip truck
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Edward Lassak .... transportation co-captain
Maryalyce Sager .... transportation
Eric Solmonson .... transportation captain
Joe Tavares .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Daniel J. Bagley .... production secretary
Dawn Barkan .... animal trainer
John Criswell .... animatronic designer/puppeteer
David Crockett .... production accountant: Utah, Hawaii
Jill H. Greenlief .... production coordinator
Robb Hastigan .... assistant production accountant
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Larry Madrid .... animal trainer
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot
George Y. Russell .... key set production assistant
Michael B. Russell .... dispatcher
Pamela Russell .... post-production accountant
Doug Seus .... bear trainer
Lynne Seus .... bear trainer
Mike Staheli .... set medic
Dawn Strate .... stand-in (as Dawn Kalana)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist
Braden Wright .... unit publicist (as Darryl Wright)
Joshua Chaiton .... assistant: Dale Pollock (uncredited)
Manny Chavez .... production safety supervisor (uncredited)
Donovan Girard .... craft service (uncredited)
Alan McFarland .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Laraine S. Mills .... craft service (uncredited)
Nick Sanders .... craft service coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated PG for language, violence and crude humor
93 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Its name is a play on The Beatles album Meet the Beatles!.See more »
Miscellaneous: Everyone knows how to surf at the end of the movie, including the Deedle father.See more »
[last lines]
Stew Deedle, Phil Deedle:Surf Wyoming!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Life Itself (2014)See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Fun, stupid, eye candy..., 30 January 2000
Author: HillaryP ( from Eastern NC, USA

This movie served its purpose. It was incredibly ridiculous, fun to watch, and had Paul Walker shirtless in it. It is obviously a movie targeted at 5th graders, but die-hard Paul fans won't be disappointed. I hate to be a typical teenage girl about this, but who wouldn't want to see a movie w/ Paul Walker shirtless? This movie by no means stresses his acting ability, but he looks great. Warning: Some scenes involving AJ Langer will make you want to hurl. But of course, that is what the fast-forward button is for.

I recommend it for Paul Walker fans and immature people.

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