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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  26 January 2001 (USA)
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A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.

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Rueben Soady
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Albert Soady
Joey Albright ...
Remnar Soady / Porcelain Bus Dancer
Wayne David Parker ...
Jimmer Negamanee
Randall Godwin ...
Ranger Tom T. Treado
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Wolf Moon Dance Soady (as Kimberly Norris Guerrero)
James Porterfield ...
Alphonse Soady
Guy Sanville ...
Alvin Soady
Lucas Daniels ...
Kid on School Bus
Phillip W. Powers ...
Hunter in Diner (as Phillip Powers)
Sandra Birch ...
Joe Berry's Sister / Porcelain Bus Dancer
Alex Mulvaney ...
Young Reuben
Kyle Broeders ...
Young Remnar
Belinda 'Allee' Eagle ...
Young Wolf Moon Dance
Chad Decota ...
Reuben's Son #1 (age 7)
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A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor
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Remnar Soady: Let's have a pasty, eh?
Jimmer Negamanee: Shashties!
Remnar Soady: Remember how Mom used to make 'em?
Jimmer Negamanee: They were so good I could almost eat shix of 'em!
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I Watched, Laughed, Farted and Then had the Urge to Hunt!
11 November 2002 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw Escanaba in The Moonlight when it first came out. MY wife and kids and myself laughed until we had tears in our eyes. We thought it was funny. Especially the fart jokes. Sorry ladies, but I am a hunter and have been in more than a few deer camps to know what actually goes on. They play cards, fart, drink, tell jokes, read Playboy Magazines in the john and tell all kinds of stories. Most of the ladies would think this is gross obnoxious behavior. Then again, us guys aren't like they are in those stupid "I'm a Victim too" chick flicks, which us guys find obnoxious and odious because of how men are portrayed in them. As a comedy about hunting, the performances and some of the things in the story are exaggerated. But, isn't most humor? Jimmer steals the show with his talking, drinking and of course major flatulence. Harve Presnell is very good as well. THis is a must for all fans of comedies and hunting. I can relate to Jeff Daniels' character in a way, because the only deer that I managed to bag other than a spike horn some years ago were does, until a couple of years ago. I hadn't even seen a buck out in the woods until then. While, I loved the movie, that isn't to say that it couldn't have been better. I wish, they would have used the Da Yoopers music in the sound track, not played up the ufo and mystical aspect so much and maybe had more hunting related humor and dialog in it. Could it have been better. Sure. But as it is, it's still a pretty damned good movie! FOUR BULLSEYES OUT OF FOUR BULLSEYES on this one.


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