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Hoot (2006)

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.



(screenplay), (novel)

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Mrs. Eberhardt
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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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Plot Keywords:

owl | fight | montana | florida | school | See All (158) »


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 USA:

$3,368,197, 7 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,080,116, 4 June 2006
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Dana Matherson: [lisping] You and me are far from thettled!
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Funky Kingston
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Toots & the Maytals
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7 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Saw the movie today and thought it was a good effort, good messages for kids. A bit predictable. The book was better, gave more plot details, ore about the environment and how the kids uncovered the conspiracy. I think Hiassen's warped humor comes across better in the book than the movie, but there were lots of funny moments in the movie as well. It is probably a bit too slow paced for kids under 6 yrs of age. Loved the casting of Jimmy Buffet as the science teacher. And those baby owls were adorable. I wonder how they managed to film them. The movie showed a lot of Florida at it's best, made it look very appealing. Am I imagining it, or did the author Carl Hiassen make a brief appearance?

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