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Without a Paddle (2004)

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Price ...
Young Tom
Andrew Hampton ...
Young Jerry
Jarred Rumbold ...
Young Dan
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Billy Newwood (as Anthony Starr)
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Angie
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Tony
David Stott ...
Dick Stark
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Greasy Man
Morgan Reese Fairhead ...
Sandi
Liddy Holloway ...
Bonnie Newwood
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,528,946, 22 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,169,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,274,967
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This movie is the first to qualify for the New Zealand Government's "Large Budget Grants Scheme" where the film-makers will receive up to 12.5% of their production budget back. See more »

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When they are in the tree house, Tom has his pocket knife with him. Then, he is in just his underwear. In the end of the movie, he has it again. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Conlaine: I'm what neurologists call slow!
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Referenced in Family Guy: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) See more »

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by Chris Braide (as Christopher Kenneth Braide), Andreas Carlsson & Desmond Child
Performed by Clay Aiken
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS) / Andreas Carlsson Publishing AB (STIM) / Deston Songs (ASCAP),
LLC & Desmobile, Inc. (ASCAP) admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 19 Recordings / The RCA Records Label
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Rolling with laughter
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Where are we?", Seth Green asks, clueless, as the guys are standing in a street in a nondescript little Oregon village. "Corner of Bumfuck and You Got a Purty Mouth", Matthew Lillard snarls in way of answer.

Now, you need to know and appreciate John Boorman's thriller classic 'Deliverance' in order to get the full implications of this scene and countless others in 'Without a Paddle'. The film can be enjoyed by all & sundry, but those in the know will be rolling with laughter more often.

'Without a Paddle' establishes itself in a niche of its own among goofy modern comedies. It is really well written, not just the one-liners, but also the situations as such and the exposition and development of material. The actors all shine, especially young Dax Shepard as the loser type of the three buddies in their late 20s that go camping and looking for a buried treasure in a canoe up Spirit River. There they meet up with wild man Burt Reynolds, who was acclaimed for his performance in the original 'Deliverance', actually the character that Shepard inherited in this 'remake'.

There are no actual thrills in 'Without a Paddle' (unlike 'Deliverance'!!!), it sets its sight on glorious comedy. The huge surprise is that the gags are relatively 'tasteful', for want of a better word. It is not ALL about tits, dicks and feces.

Recommended. Absolutely.


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