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Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Mystery  |  20 August 2004 (USA)
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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood promise by going on a camping expedition for the lost D.B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.



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Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. Written by Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Three lifelong friends... One lost treasure... What could go wrong? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jusqu'au cou  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,528,946 (USA) (20 August 2004)


£2,408,438 (UK) (21 January 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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After the boys ride their canoe over the waterfall, Jerry and Dan ask Tom where he was a river guide. After he tells them where, he also says he was Employee of the Month. Which was also a lie. Dax Shepard goes on to play Vince, in the film Employee of the Month in 2006. See more »


D.B. Cooper's partner could not have known him as DB before the flight. The hijacker called himself Dan Cooper, which was only changed to DB after his presumed death, from a reporter's bad handwriting. See more »


Dan Mott: Whoa... Matrix.
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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »


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Written by Fred McDowelll & Gary Davis (as Reverend Gary Davis)
Published by Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Tradition Music (BMI) / Chandos Music Co. (ASCAP)
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Absolutely hilarious!

Okay folks, now, I am not the type of guy that enjoys toilet humour in films, but this one I am a sucker for. This is just a hilarious movie! I guess it just reminds me a lot of the times that friends and I used to go camping.

The story is about 3 childhood friends, who are brought together after the untimely death of another childhood friend. Going back to the treehouse that they used to hang out at, they find a treasure map from their dead friend, and decide to go on the trip to find the money. Along the way, they encounter everything from a bear, tree-hugging hotties, and a couple of pot growing rednecks.

This film has some of the funniest scenes that I have seen in a long time. Again, a lot of it is toilet humour, and people looking for a serious comedy, may not get the humour and walk away in disgust. The scene with the paper bags had me rolling on the floor. One of the funniest scenes in a long time. Plus, there are a lot of Star Wars references in this film, and that is always a plus from me! Check out this film, you will be pleasantly surprised! I guess I have not lost all hope in newer comedies as previously thought.

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