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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  27 February 1998 (USA)
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

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A university professor is paid to find the last undiscovered tribe of New Guinea. When he fails to find the tribe, he comes home, and rather than admitting that he's failed, he gives a lecture about the Shelmikedmu tribe (named after his children: Shelly, Mike, and Edmund) and then has his family dress like "Shelmikedmus," so that he can film them as proof of his discovery. Written by Daniel Aubrey White <b_white@bc.sympatico.ca>

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The last undiscovered tribe is about to expose themselves. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor | See all certifications »
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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Alibi törzs  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,316,377 (USA) (27 February 1998)

Gross:

$7,514,883 (USA) (24 April 1998)
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Last cinema film of 'Zakes Mokaes'. See more »

Quotes

James Krippendorf: Excuse me, ah, what exactly is the older brother doing?
Mickey Krippendorf: He is completing the ritual dance in which he asks the gods to protect the young boy from the many brides who will want him and his pig wealth.
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Production Dogs .... Rosebud and Mickey See more »

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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Boogie Fever
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Kenneth St. Lewis
Performed by The Sylvers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A comedy about a thief and liar.
5 January 2003 | by (West Lafayette, Indiana) – See all my reviews

The summary line tells you all you need to know. How ANYBODY could even consider this entertainment is beyond me. I didn't watch it all the way through, and I never will, thank you very much. Even the amount I saw was too insulting for me.

At least it really keynotes the fact that every established film actor has one horrendous movie under his belt that he's ashamed of- or should be.


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