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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

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


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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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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£2,408,438 (UK) (21 January 2005)
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Most of the outdoor camping scenes were shot inside a very large warehouse. See more »

Goofs

Around the camp fire, Jerry's coat is alternately half open, fully zipped and then half open again. See more »

Quotes

Tom Marshall: [urging dan to climb through a hole] Come on Dan, your the only one small enough to get through.
Jerry Conlaine: That's what she said.
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She Tried
by Bubba Sparxxx (as Warren Anderson Mathis), Tim Mosley (as Timothy Z. Mosley) & Ryan Tedder
Performed by Bubba Sparxxx featuring Ryan Tedder
Published by Virginia Beach Music (ASCAP) admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Two Hundred Miles from Civilization / Write2Live Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Brown Bag Humor
6 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This PG 13 comedy has been greatly maligned by some big time critics, the New York Times and other's. I think the main irritation is the homosexual eroticism, a joke if you will about Deliverance style banjo boys and close quarter survival in the nude. Some may be offended, sensitive gay's, little old Grandmothers, and redneck tobacco sputters. I assure you; however, this is a funny movie. City Slickers 1 and 2 covered this ground once before, but frankly, I liked Without a Paddle more. It's sentimental for all the right reasons. The boys truly love each other and when they become twenty something's, they retain some of their boyish quirks, each with a flaw, the short, picked-on boy grows up to be the short picked on doctor. You get the idea.

The Cascade Mountains both real and simulated is a beautiful green backdrop to the slapstick antics of angry bears and pot growing dummies. The tree girls are a breakdown and laugh idea. Their defense of a tree is brown bag humor, but gee, that hits a visceral laugh note in even the stuffiest fool.


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