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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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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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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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The fine print beneath the newspaper photo showing the spray-painted police car credits 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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[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 The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Good Guys Win
Written by Roger Guth & Mac McAnally
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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review of Hoot
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took a group of young people who were the same age as the protagonists and it appealed to us all. I agree with the other post, the Wilson guy worked a thankless script into a great minor character. It is good to have a movie for a certain age demographic (too old for PG, too young for R). It also shows how they think and maneuver in junior high school. You had to love how well Jimmy Buffet did as the cool teacher. He kept us adults awake. The level of kids questioning authority was kept reasonable. Their motives were specific and not like some A.D.D. rebel. The setting and music were beautiful. Overall, if you enjoyed Holes, this is really similar.


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