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Fubar (2002)

R | | Comedy, Music | 21 May 2004 (UK)
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Headbangers Terry and Dean explore the depths of friendship, and the art and science of drinking beer like a man.

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Dean (as Paul J. Spence)
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Terry (as Dave Lawrence)
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Farrel
Andrew Sparacino ...
Tron / Troy
Tracey Lawrence ...
Trixie
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Dr. S.C. Lim (as Dr. S.C. Lim)
Sage Lawrence ...
Chastity Anderson
Rose Martin ...
Rose Murdoch
Jim Lawrence ...
Ron Miller
Laurie D'Amour ...
Laurie D'Amour
Roxana Oltean ...
Cooler Girl 1 (as Roxanna Oltean)
Carmen Lewis ...
Cooler Girl 2
Margaret Spence ...
Mrs. Mitchner
Sandy Armstrong ...
Shotgun Girl
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Ashley - Campfire Girl (as Elizabeth Simon)
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Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Ferral Mitchener in an exploration of the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully and the art and science of drinking beer like a man. Written by Mark Slone

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death | beer | drinking | friendship | band | See All (38) »

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Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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21 May 2004 (UK)  »

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Fubar: A Documentary by Farrel Mitchner  »

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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'Doctor S.C. Lim' played himself in the film as Dean's doctor. Lim is Michael Dowse's (Director, Writer, Editor & Producer) actual doctor. See more »

Quotes

[at a funeral]
Dean Murdoch: Hey, Mrs. Mitchener, you wanna hear a joke?
Mrs. Mitchener: Most certainly
Dean Murdoch: It's farrel really liked this one. What do you call a guy who's from Pakistani who's seen everything and done everything?
Terry: Been everywhere.
Dean Murdoch: Yeah. Seen everything, been everywhere, done everything. And he's from Pakistan.
Mrs. Mitchener: I don't know.
Dean Murdoch: Bindair Dondat.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: To anyone who we missed we extend out sincerest apologies but it is the Busted Tranny way to make a mess of things and then fix it later. As there is no later, this is us saying sorry in advance. Sorry. See more »

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Spoofs Gummo (1997) See more »

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Hydrocephalosaurus
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Two headbangers from Calgary live the destructive rock n' roll life while dealing with their fear of mortality.
5 June 2002 | by (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

FUBAR (an obscene acronym from the military) is an amazing accomplishment. It tore onto the scene at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, after being turned down by the Toronto fest. The classic success story of guys who maxed out their credit cards (including their Canadian Tire cards) and took a giant leap into the uncertain future - and it paid off. Telefilm Canada decided to fund the movie (after it was already shot on digital video), and "beefed" the budget up to $350,000 (Cdn.) They did a good job promoting the movie through a soundtrack featuring Sum 41, Gob, Sloan, etc. doing classic Canadian headbangin' tunes. This movie has it all: hilarity and drunken hijinx, intense drama, and incredible acting (although I wonder how much the beer had to do with this). Go see this movie, it is much more than the trailers would suggest: much more than guys acting loud and stupid. It's actually a touching film, with a look at the two main character's fear of mortality.


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