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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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Storyline

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

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friend | river | death | hijacker | funeral | See more »

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The call of the wild, the thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime. 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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20 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,480 (South Africa) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

£2,408,438 (UK) (21 January 2005)
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Trivia

The last big rapid that they run before going over the waterfall is a Class 5 rapid, and the scene was performed by stunt doubles since running rapids in a canoe is dangerous and unusual. See more »

Goofs

When Tom uses the flashlight to catch a fish, he catches the fish and then throws is at Jerry and Dan, but when they throw it back in the water the fish floats before the scene changes. See more »

Quotes

Del Knox: Remember, carry your friends wherever you go.
Dan Mott: Close to your heart.
Del Knox: Or on your back. I got D.B's bones in my satchel. Thought I'd give 'em a proper burial. I spent 30 years waiting to have a life!
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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Chasing the Dream #2
Written & Performed by Jeff Pilson
Published by Hop Sing Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bonanza Music
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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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