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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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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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Trivia

After reviewing Mother Paula's commercial, at the corporate headquarters, the man who enters the room to inform Muckle of a waiting phone call is Carl Hiaasen himself: the author of the book. See more »

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Towards the end of the film, Mullet Fingers is making a last ditch attempt to get the construction to stop. At one point, Mullet Fingers' mouth says, "Damn" and the audio says, "Dang". See more »

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Chuck Muckle: What are you telling me, Mr. Branitt? Snakes scared your dogs away?
Curly Branitt: Well, these weren't just your ordinary snakes, Mr. Muckle. These was cottonmouths, and, you know, a cottonmouth will kill a dog pretty darn quick.
Chuck Muckle: Really? Can they kill a bulldozer?
Curly Branitt: Well... I guess not.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Floridays
Written by Jimmy Buffett
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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a refreshing change
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what a refreshing change from the PG movies that have teen girls jumping in and out of bed, young high school boys counting how many girls they can "hook up" with, kids drinking, doing drugs, etc., etc., etc. Carl Hiaasen has written so many books that are enjoyable but hardly classic literature. but he has finally written something that Middle School kids WANT to read. And this movie sends a message to kids that maybe they can make a difference, that maybe their voices can be heard. Filmed in South Florida, the scenery is beautiful and natural and REAL. Who cares if its predictable, and a little corny. So was FREE WILLY and look how well that did. This is a good family movie..........a rare breed.


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