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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:

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

Gross:

£2,408,438 (UK) (21 January 2005)
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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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After the guys regain safety from the rapids, and unflip the canoe, they appear to be in calm water. Seconds later they are back in rapids again, and fall down a waterfall, there would be no way for the water to be calm right in front of a waterfall. See more »

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Flower: My name is Flower.
Butterfly: You may call me Butterfly.
Flower: And if you're from the logging company you'll have to speak to our lawyers!
Tom Marshall: [whispers to Jerry] If you look to your left you can totally see their downstairs.
Jerry Conlaine: [calling] Uh, we're not, we're not from the logging company.
FlowerButterfly: [smiling and putting two fingers up] Peace!
Jerry ConlaineTom MarshallDan Mott: H-hey! Peace!
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Invisible
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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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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