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

Also Known As:

A Tribo dos Krippendorf  »

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

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

Quotes

Veronica Micelli: Down-da-hatcha! Eat-ah-puke-ah!
[holds out a large bug for James Krippendorf, dressed as the Shelmikedmu Chief, to swallow]
Veronica Micelli: [he chews on the bug, grimaces and swallows]
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda (uncredited)
Written by Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss and Luigi Creatore
Performed by The Nylons
Courtesy of Attic Productions Ltd.
By Arrangement with The Windham Hill Group
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Amusing hoax ........
2 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Richard Dreyfuss, and he does not disappoint in "Krippendorf's Tribe". We get practically the same character he played in "What About Bob", only this time he is an anthropology professor instead of a psychiatrist. Both films display Dreyfuss's angst as regards the family unit. Both are comedies, although "What About Bob" is a far superior film. The problem with "Krippendprf's Tribe" is that it is essentially a one joke movie hung on an amusing, though not very believable hoax. The film gradually runs out of steam, and some judicious editing might have helped. Nevertheless for fans of Richard Dreyfuss, this is familiar and entertaining ground. - MERK


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