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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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 da man Shriner", i.e. producer/writer/director Wil Shriner, as the photographer. See more »

Goofs

The Captain tells Officer Delinko to "be sure to plug it in", referring to the three wheeler. However, throughout the film, it is obvious that the three wheeler is gasoline-powered. See more »

Quotes

[about Dana, after Roy broke his nose]
Roy Eberhardt: I wrote him a note, that should be the end of it.
Garrett: A note? That's adorable. What did you say? "I'm sorry I smoked you. Please don't break every bone in my body. Please leave me one good arm so I can feed myself"?
Roy Eberhardt: You're hysterical.
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Connections

Featured in The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) See more »

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Werewolves of London
Written by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel and Warren Zevon
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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A Good Movie with a Good Message!
9 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hoot is a nice plain movie with a simple message. It seemed like that this film was for young children, but I know that adults will like this film. The storyline is pretty simple. A kid who moved to Florida must help a soccer jock and an outcast save burrowing owls from construction of a pancake house. The message in this film is big especially for animal activists and lovers. The message is about doing all you can to save endangered animals. The acting in this film is decent. All the three kids looked like they had good chemistry. The music is not too shabby. I liked Jimmy Buffet's songs in this film. Overall this is a good family film. I rate this film a 9/10.


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