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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 (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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Chouette  »

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Box Office

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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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 »

Goofs

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

Dana Matherson: [lisping] You and me are far from thettled!
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely Day
Written by Bill Withers and Skip Scarborough
Performed by Maroon 5 featuring Bill Withers and Kari Withers
Maroon 5 appears courtesy of Octjay Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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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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