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Hoot (2006)

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

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Storyline

The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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It's time to stand up for the little guys.


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Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language | See all certifications »

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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Chouette  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,368,197, 7 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,080,116, 4 June 2006
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This film holds the record for the worst domestic opening weekend of any film opening in more than 3,000 theaters. In its opening weekend, it grossed just $3,368,197 at 3,018 theaters, for a per screen average of $1,116 per theater. The final gross was $8,117,637, just over half of the $15,000,000 production budget. See more »

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Beatrice and Roy enter the trailer to find that Mullet Fingers has tied up Mr Muckle. Later, Officer Delinko comes and knocks on the front door. As soon as Officer Delinko enters, we see Roy and Mullet Fingers slip out the back door unseen. Beatrice doesn't leave the trailer yet we see her moments later outside. How did she make her escape?

Prior to Delinko coming to the trailer, the Mayor walks up as well. Beatrice exits the trailer to greet the Mayor and leaves then. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gonzalez: And what's your name?
Roy Eberhardt: Uh...
[He glances at the nearby janitor, and reads his name tag]
Roy Eberhardt: Ling Ho.
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References Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Coming Around
Written by Jacques Brautbar, Brie Larson and Rami Perlman
Performed by Brie Larson
Courtesy of Casablanca Music/Marquee Records
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Good clean fun for the young or young at heart
26 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hoot is a nice young person's film about a group of middle school kids that try and keep a pancake house chain from bulldozing a plot of land that is home to some endangered burrowing owls. The acting is pretty good and the fresh faces are nice to see. Many well known comedians are in this film and keep the humor going almost nonstop. It is a film for the young crowd, perhaps 5 to 11 years of age. I thought it was a nice change of pace from the adult films that pervade the screen these days. There is no realism here or accuracy about life in general for adults or kids. It's just a bunch of fun with a constant message about saving the beautiful places in this country from becoming over developed. If you can remember back to the day when you weren't fight for a buck you may remember that money isn't everything. Not many people over 12 are going to enjoy it unless they really have a soft spot for the old after school special series.


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