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Hoot (2006)

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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 {}

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owl | fight | montana | florida | school | See All (157) »


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chouette  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Wondering Where the Lions Are
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Against all odds, three kids take it into their hands to make a change for the better.
5 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took my younger niece to an early showing and she LOVED it (I enjoyed it myself as well). I don't need to explain the plot, since the movie remains completely true to the award-winning, top-selling book by famed author Carl Hiaasen. The movie takes the popular book and layers it with beautiful cinematography (I want to go to Florida now!), humor (thanks to funny-man, Luke Wilson and some new-comers), and Great music! I have to get to get a Jimmy Buffet CD now! I know a movie is good when I get goose-bumps in the end. Overall, it was great family film that I felt comfortable taking my younger niece to. I'd recommend it to any and everyone.

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