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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At the end of the film, Jimmy Buffett wears a Gonzo Fist T-shirt in tribute to his friend, Hunter S. Thompson, who passed away in early 2005, a year prior to the release of the film. Buffett spent time with Thompson in the Florida Keys where Thompson wrote The Great Shark Hunt. 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 »

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[Roy sits at Beatrice's table]
Beatrice Leep: What is your problem?
Roy Eberhardt: I think you're the one with the problem. Beatrice, I've got no idea why you're mad about what happened on the bus. You're not the one who got choked, and you're not the one who got punched in the nose. So I'm only going to say this once. If I did something to upset you, I'm sorry. It wasn't on purpose. Next time you've got a problem, just tell me, and then we'll sit down and talk about it like civilized human beings.
Beatrice Leep: Civilized.
Roy Eberhardt: Are we straight...
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Back of the Bus
Written by Garrett Dutton
Performed by Garrett Dutton (as G Love)
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Unviersal Music Enterprises
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For a first time producer, I thought Jimmy Buffett put together a quality piece of work
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 'Hoot' Logan Lerman plays Roy Eberhardt, the new kid in school who has just moved from Montana. But Florida is a lot different from Montana. Despite is troubles in blending in, Roy discovers a bigger problem. A new franchise restaurant is coming to town and families of burrowing owls are in trouble. Can the new kid, a tomboy (Brie Larson) and a runaway (Cody Linley) stop big business from destroying these owls' home?

This movie was pretty good. The kids (Logan Lerman, Brie Larson and Cody Linley) are the real stars of this film. Luke Wilson (Officer Delinko) is okay, but really does not have a very big part. Neither does Robert Wagner (Mayor) or Jimmy Buffett (Mr. Ryan).

Nevertheless this was a fun film that the whole family will enjoy. For a first time producer, I thought Jimmy Buffett put together a quality piece of work. Plus the owls were really cute.


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