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Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

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Boog (voice)
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Elliot (voice)
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Shaw (voice)
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Beth (voice)
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McSquizzy (voice)
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Bobbie (voice)
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Reilly (voice)
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Giselle (voice)
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Gordy (voice)
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Ian (voice)
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Mr. Weenie (voice)
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Rosie (voice)
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Serge (voice)
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Hunter (voice)
Michelle Murdocca ...
Maria (voice)
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A happily domesticated grizzly bear named Boog, has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast-talking one-horned wild mule deer. They both end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and it's up to the duo to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,007,483 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$1,007,483 (Australia) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

The town's stores are all named after people who worked on the film. Co-directors Roger Allers and Jill Culton have a shoe store and an attic named after them respectively. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Beth loads a large blue cooler and a smaller red one into the back of her jeep. They are nowhere to be seen when Boog jumps into the back a few minutes later. See more »

Quotes

Elliot: [when Boog asks where are the toilets in the forest] Don't look now, but I see a little bush with your name written all over it.
Boog: A bush? Are you serious?
Elliot: Go on. Its just like riding a bicycle, only... you're crapping on it.
[Boog reluctantly goes to the bush]
Elliot: Show us your GRRR face, nature boy!
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Crazy Credits

Prior to the cast listing, it says, "No rabbits were harmed in the making of this movie." See more »

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Followed by Open Season 2 (2008) See more »

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Wild Wild Life
Written by David Byrne
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Who'd have thunk?
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Matin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher rock as the big bear "Boog" and the comic sidekick deer "Elliot". Unfortunately, the story was bland and the jokes were only mildly funny, so it will not be one of the best kids movies you're going to see this year. The "Laugh out loud" index was maybe a 5-10 (laughs per movie). "Over the Hedge" was closer to 20-30 for comparative purposes. "Boog" and "Elliot" were well played. The Scottish squirrels, Beavers and Rabbits were funny, but the rest of the characters didn't make much of an impression. Although somewhat entertaining, it was quickly forgotten after we left the theater (with the exception of the Austin Powers like shadow scene behind the curtain). If you need to take the kids out to a movie, this is funny enough to make it worthwhile, but don't get your expectations up to high.


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