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Without a Paddle -- 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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20 August 2004 (USA) See more »
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The call of the wild, the thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Steven Brill 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Fred Wolf (story) and
Harris Goldberg (story) &
Tom Nursall (story)

Jay Leggett (screenplay) &
Mitch Rouse (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald De Line .... producer
Andrew Haas .... executive producer
Wendy Japhet .... executive producer
Lynsey Jones .... associate producer (as Lynsey Shmukler Jones)
Richard Vane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Brown (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Debra Neil-Fisher 
Peck Prior 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Art Direction by
Denise Hudson 
 
Set Decoration by
Meg Everist 
 
Costume Design by
Ngila Dickson 
 
Makeup Department
Abby Collins .... hair stylist: second unit
Debra East .... key hair stylist
Debra East .... makeup artist
Tami Lane .... hair stylist
Tami Lane .... makeup artist
Michele Perry .... additional makeup artist
Dominie Till .... hair stylist supervisor
Dominie Till .... makeup artist
Karen Winefield .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Katherine Curtis .... unit production manager: second unit
Trishia Downie .... unit production manager
Kiki Morris .... post-production supervisor
Nadia Paine .... production supervisor: second unit
Trudi Steel .... assistant unit manager
Peter Tonks .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Ambridge .... first assistant director: second unit
Jack Gill .... second unit director
Katie Hutchinson .... third assistant director: second unit
Darren Mackie .... third assistant director
Richard Matthews .... second second assistant director
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director
Anton Steel .... additional second second assistant director
Katie Tate .... second assistant director: second unit
Kate Vanderbyl .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Bavin .... on-set props
Simon Bright .... art director: New Zealand
Andrew Burbon .... storyboard artist
Rachael Cooper-White .... art department coordinator (as Rachel Cooper)
Andrew Driver .... greens (as Andy Driver)
Tane Griffin .... scenic artist
Murray Hartley .... greens
Michelle Haugh .... set dresser
Mike Heffernan .... construction coordinator
Hal Jones .... set dresser
Simon Lowe .... greens
Brad Mill .... construction foreperson
Ben Milsom .... assistant property master (as Benjamin Milsom)
Campbell Read .... graphic designer
Amber Richards .... set dresser
Giles Smith .... paint foreperson
Pip Steel .... property master (as Pip Steele)
Brent Tasker .... on-set greens
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist
Leighton Viggars .... greens: second unit
Steve Viggars .... greens
Sarah Weinberg .... on-set props
Gillian West-Walker .... set dresser
Michael White .... greens
Vanessa Cole .... props buyer (uncredited)
Troy Hannett .... lead hand scenic artist (uncredited)
Wade Hannett .... set painter (uncredited)
Melissa Spicer .... head props buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Matthew Cuirc .... assistant sound
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Corrin Ellingford .... boom operator
Russell Farmarco .... sound effects editor (as Russel Farmarco)
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Dennis Johnson .... sound recordist
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Chuck Michael .... dialogue editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Pitts .... foley editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Ken Saville .... sound mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Cameron Steenhagen .... sound effects editor
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor (as Michael Szakmeister)
Derek Vanderhorst .... co-supervising sound editor
Clayton Weber .... assistant sound editor
Elmo Weber .... supervising sound editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising dialogue editor
James Wright .... consultant: Dolby sound
Orada Jusatayanond .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Willard Overstreet .... foley editor (uncredited)
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Frank Smathers .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dave Booth .... special effects
Karl Chisholm .... special effects coordinator
Peter Cleveland .... special effects supervisor: second unit (as Peter Cleaveland)
Geoff Curtis .... special effects foreperson
Paul Davenport .... special effects assistant
Doug Falconer .... special effects
Scott Harens .... special effects
Sven Harens .... special effects technician
Steve Ingram .... special effects supervisor
Darian Lumsden .... special effects supervisor: second unit
Phil McLaren .... special effects
Paul Verrall .... special effects supervisor: second unit
Karl Chisholm .... special effects director (uncredited)
Iain Hutton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steen Bech .... visual effects producer
Martyn 'Moose' Culpitt .... inferno artist: Oktobor Films
Rhys Dippie .... 3D animator: Shake (as Rhys Dippe)
Kim Fogelberg .... Inferno artist
Marie A. Jones .... visual effects producer (as Marie Jones)
Jonny Kofoed .... Inferno artist (as Jonny Kofed)
Stephen Lambert .... 3D animator: Shake
Dean Lyon .... visual effects supervisor
Russell Masters .... Inferno artist
Peter McCully .... digital matte artist
Puck Murphy .... Inferno artist
Mohan Ramachandran .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Tim Rudgard .... inferno artist
Carmel Russell .... visual effects coordinator
Greg Spencer .... Inferno artist
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital (uncredited)
James Braid .... engineer (uncredited)
Tony Cole .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tony Cole .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Jason Duncan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeanmarc Furio .... digital compositor: Oktobor Wellington (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Trevor Bau .... stunt performer
Trevor Bau .... stunts
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Mana Hira Davis .... stunts (as Mana Davis)
Richard Epper .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Winham Hammond .... stunts
Greg Lane .... stunts
Kate Lobb .... stunts
Bob MacDougall .... stunts (as Bob McDougall)
Tim McLachlan .... stunt double
Jared Meehan .... stunts
Ken Mutton .... stunts
Andy Notter .... stunts
Dayna Porter .... stunts
Mark Prowse .... stunts
Joshua Randall .... stunts
Lee Scorrar .... stunts
Doug Seus .... bear stunt coordinator
Ben Vere-Jones .... stunts
Raymond Wilson .... stunts
Tim Wong .... stunts
Fintan Costelloe .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tim Wong .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kane Asher .... dolly grip operator (as Kayne Asher)
Stephen Baker .... video assist
Stephen Baker .... video split
Jon Barltrop .... grip: second unit (as Johnny Barltrop)
T.K. Bedford .... dolly grip operator: second unit
Darren Bradnock .... grip
David Brown .... chief lighting technician
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera (as Erik Brown)
Simon Cardwell .... still photographer
John Cavill .... camera operator: second unit
Giles Coburn .... electrician
Jamie Couper .... electrician
Brian Crump .... electrician (as Bryan Crump)
Inga Fillary .... clapper loader: second unit
Huw Griffiths .... second company grip
Grant Harvey .... grip
Paul Hughen .... director of photography: second unit
Tony Keddy .... first company grip
James Kennedy .... electrician
Stephanie Kuttner .... film loader
Dean McCarroll .... first assistant photographer: "b" camera
Hamish McIntyre .... first company grip: second unit
Cameron McLean .... camera operator
Cameron McLean .... steadicam operator
Dusty Millar .... camera trainee
Murray Milne .... Steadicam: second unit
Murray Milne .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Greg Nalder .... chief rigging electrician
Nigel Percy .... rigging best boy
Simon Raby .... camera operator: "b" camera
Melissa Ririnui .... grip: second unit
Gus Salla .... generator operator: second unit
Paul Sawtell .... grip
Mark Sim .... grip
Philip A.T. Smith .... second assistant photographer (as Philip Smith)
Andy South .... grip: second unit
Caleb Staines .... video assist: second unit
Andrew Stroud .... focus puller: second unit
Geoff Tait .... second company grip: second unit
Gaysorn Thavat .... focus puller: second unit
Carl Vennimore .... grip: second unit (as Carl Venimore)
Hansel Verkerk .... assistant chief lighting technician
Angus Ward .... second assistant photographer: "b" camera
Jason Cooper White .... clapper loader: second unit
Anthony Whitehouse .... electrician: second unit
Daniel Wilson .... grip
Garrett Brown .... camera operator: SuperFlyCam (uncredited)
Dane Clarke .... camera operator: SuperFlyCam (uncredited)
Peter Cunningham .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Dion Hartley .... key grip: third unit (uncredited)
Rob Marsh .... camera operator (uncredited)
Reuben Morrison .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Angela Waller .... grip coordinator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Victoria Beynon-Cole .... extras casting coordinator (as Victoria Cole)
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (as Teri Douglas)
Meg Morman .... casting associate
Liz Mullane .... casting: New Zealand
Vanessa Rodriguez .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Caddy .... costume breakdown
Libby Dempster .... textile artist / dyer
Sian Evans .... costumer
Rebecca Johnston .... costumer
Pip Lingard .... wardrobe coordinator
Liz McGregor .... costume supervisor
Lucy McLay .... costumer
Amanda Neale .... costumer: second unit
Andrea Plested .... costumer: second unit
Simon Ward .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Craig Alpert .... assistant editor: avid
Jeremy Bradley .... apprentice editor
David S. Clark .... assistant film editor
John Dietrick .... editorial production assistant
Patrick J. Don Vito .... additional editor
Patrick Gallagher .... assistant editor: avid
Jenny Hicks .... assistant editor: New Zealand
Kylie Mather .... assistant editor: New Zealand
Tamara McDonough .... assistant editor: avid
Siobhan Prior .... assistant editor: avid (as Siobhan Mary Prior)
Chris Regan .... color timer
Chad Rubel .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Kerry Christensen .... yodeler
Randy Crenshaw .... yodeler
Wade Culbreath .... musician: percussion
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Norman Dlugatch .... music technical engineer (as Norm Dlugatch)
George Doering .... musician: guitar and banjo
Michael Fisher .... musician: percussion (as Mike Fisher)
Dominic Gonzales .... music floor person
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Andrew Kaiser .... additional orchestrator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica
Mike Nowak .... conductor: orchestra (as Michael Nowak)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Casey Stone .... music mixer
Casey Stone .... music recordist
Jojo Villanueva .... music coordinator
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist
Gabe Witcher .... musician: fiddle
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist (uncredited)
Brian Wilson .... composer: one cue (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robin Allen .... picture car coordinator
Don Anderson .... transportation captain: second unit
Annie Frear .... transportation coordinator
Jessica Hogan .... transportation captain
Isaac Lane .... transportation captain
Arthur Matthews .... transportation coordinator
Sonya Wickham .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Kevin Armstrong .... production assistant
Gunner Ashford .... armorer
Claire Ashton .... assistant location manager
Trevor Brooks .... production assistant: second unit
Andy Buckley .... medic
Wes C. Caefer .... puppeteer: bear (as Wes Caefer)
James Delaney .... animal handler
Patrick Dorn .... adr voice
Bronwyn Eichbaum .... production coordinator: second unit
Richard Elworthy .... video split assistant
Christina Ferguson .... production assistant
Ruben Ferguson .... payroll accountant
Laura J. Fox .... first assistant auditor
Kirsty Fromont .... production assistant
Mark Gabites .... medic: second unit
Robert Gibson .... dive unit support
Jonathan Hawke .... production assistant: second unit
Charlotte Hayes .... accounts
Willie Heatley .... water safety (as Will Heatley)
Brett Higginson .... location scout
Dru Homer .... assistant: Mr. Brill
Angela Hovey .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Matthew Janzen .... production assistant
Chris Lemos .... assistant: Mr. De Line
Kimberly Logan .... location manager (as Kim Logan)
Steve Loughlin .... assistant location manager: second unit
Kevin Magill .... production assistant
James Manttan .... assistant: Mr. De Line, New Zealand
Sue May .... unit publicist
Fiona McDonald .... location manager: second unit
Monica McLeod .... assistant accountant
Dianne Moffatt .... script supervisor
Tony Monk .... specialist film pilot
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Vanessa Redmond .... assistant production coordinator
Karla Rodgers .... production coordinator
Tami Rumble .... assistant: Ms. Japhet
Michelle Seañez .... assistant: Ms. Mattocks
Lynne Seus .... bear trainer (as Lynn Seus)
Scott J. Smith .... bear trainer (as Scott Smith)
Jill Soper .... assistant production coordinator
Russell Steele .... production auditor
Paul Stieglbauer .... production assistant
Angela Thomas .... production secretary
Whitney Thomas .... production assistant
Seth Weisburst .... assistant: Mr. Haas
Andy Wickens .... lab liaison
Robin Wilson .... production assistant
Ngaire Woods .... assistant: Mr. Brill, New Zealand
Warwick Yin .... assistant armorer
Clint Youngreen .... bear trainer
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice
Dominique Fromont .... location accountant (uncredited)
Shara Hudson .... assistant travel and accomodation coordinator (uncredited)
Karen Kong .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Phil Nixey .... assistant to actors (uncredited)
Tim Shafe .... operator: HotHead (uncredited)
Brian Witten .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence
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95 min
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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:
Continuity: 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:
[after finding the guys while singing "Do you Really Want to Hurt Me"]
Dennis, Elwood:[singing] Yes we really want to hurt you. Yes we really want to make you cry. Yes we really want to shoot you. Yes we really want to make you DIE.
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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Not quite sh!t creek!, 1 October 2006
Author: Shawn Watson (curiositykilledshawn@gmail.com) from The Underverse

Tom, Jerry (!), Billy and Dan are four young kids who fantasise about going on a treasure hunting adventure in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. A legendary rascal called D B Cooper has botched a million dollar heist and left the money in the mountains. The kids make a pact that some day, somehow, they will find that money. Years later, Billy is killed in an accident and the rest reunite for his funeral.

Tom (Dax Shepard) is now a sleaze, who cannot hold a steady job to save himself. Jerry (Matthew Lillard) is bored to death in a dull office and by a nagging girlfriend and Dan (Seth Green) has become a very wimpy doctor. Their childhood sense of curiosity and adventure has been extinguished. That is until they happen upon D B Cooper's treasure map in their old tree house gang hut.

Desperate for one last act of stupidity before acknowledging their thirties, the trio sets off on a rafting/camping trip, with D B's treasure as their ultimate goal. Of course, many obstacles and disasters prevent them from getting there so easily. Sounds like a grown-up Goonies? It is. And it's loads of fun.

Without A Paddle is funny and exciting, with non-stop action and set pieces. Great widescreen photography, pretty scenery and a particularly gentle score make for perfect escapism. There is not one second of boredom. Shepard, Green and Lillard (as always) are brilliant together. Chemistry is difficult to conjure up with three main characters, but they pull it off perfectly.

As an Indiana Jones-lite coming-of-age comedy, with the tiniest bit of character drama, Without A Paddle succeeds in every area. But not really a film you would want to watch again.

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