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Hoot (2006)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Family  -  5 May 2006 (USA)
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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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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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owl | fight | montana | florida | school | See All (156) »

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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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Chouette  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,368,197 (USA) (5 May 2006)

Gross:

$8,080,116 (USA) (2 June 2006)
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Trivia

The fine print beneath the newspaper photo showing the spray-painted police car credits Wil Shriner as the photographer. See more »

Goofs

The "hoot" sound effects used in the movie are not those of burrowing owls, which have a high-pitched call approximately two octaves higher, but that of a much larger owl, the great horned owl. See more »

Quotes

[a golfer hits a ball, then one notices Roy standing in its path]
Golfer #2: Hey, there's a kid...
Golfer #1: FORE!
Golfer #2: Hey, kid! FORE!
[Roy looks up just in time to get beaned by the golf ball. He topples onto his back]
Golfer #2: Oh, you hit him... what club'd you use?
Golfer #1: Eight-iron.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Werewolves of London
Written by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel and Warren Zevon
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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Plain and simple, a NICE movie
2 May 2006 | by (Northeast Ohio) – See all my reviews

My family (two 40-somethings, an 8 year old and my 71 yr old mother) saw this at a sneak preview on April 29th. We all enjoyed the movie very much. The story was a good one, and knowing it was based on real-life events made it that much more enjoyable. Luke Wilson was a hoot (pun intended) to watch as was Tim Blake Nelson. And seeing Neil Flynn play something other than "the mean janitor from Scrubs" was nice. The kids in movie did well and I'm sure they will all appeal to a certain demographic on the heartthrob level. The visuals were just lovely and the Jimmy Buffet music added to the "Florida feel". OK, maybe the story was a little too neat and well packaged for some adults, but hey, who cares? I can't compare it to the book, I honestly hadn't heard of it until the movie came out.

It was just a NICE movie and it had a good message. Plain and simple.


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