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 (158) »

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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,080,116 (USA) (2 June 2006)
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The fine print beneath the newspaper photo showing the spray-painted police car credits "Wil da man Shriner", i.e. producer/writer/director Wil Shriner, as the photographer. See more »

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During the scene when Officer Delinko is chasing Roy in his police cruiser, he backs it into a tree and the bumper of his car is clearly banged in. Then it changes view and he hits another tree with the front of his car. However, when the rear bumper is visible again, there is no damage done to the back or the front bumpers and the car is in perfect shape, as though no tree-hitting had occurred at all. See more »

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Chuck Muckle: What are you telling me, Mr. Branitt? Snakes scared your dogs away?
Curly Branitt: Well, these weren't just your ordinary snakes, Mr. Muckle. These was cottonmouths, and, you know, a cottonmouth will kill a dog pretty darn quick.
Chuck Muckle: Really? Can they kill a bulldozer?
Curly Branitt: Well... I guess not.
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Wondering Where the Lions Are
Written by Bruce Cockburn
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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