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Beerfest (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  25 August 2006 (USA)
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Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Priest
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Todd Wolfhouse / Young Baron Ludwig
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Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
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Helmut
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Aussie Sailor #1
Tom Tate ...
Aussie Sailor #2
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Soup Waiter
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German Producer
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Mr. Schniedelwichsen (as Bjørn Johnson)
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Landfill / Gil / Sausage Lady
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Barry / Blind Sikh
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Fink / Emcee
Collin Thornton ...
Little Boy
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Storyline

After the death of their grandfather Johann von Wolfhause, the brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse travel to Munich to fulfill a family tradition, spreading the ashes of Johann during the Oktoberfest. Their contact brings them to a secret beer competition, the Beerfest", where they are offended by Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen and the German branch of their family that accuse their great-grandmother of being a prostitute and their grandfather of stealing an old recipe of the best beer in Germany. Jan and Todd returns to USA humiliated and decide to organize a beer team to dispute the next Beerfest. They join Landfill, Barry and Fink and train long the year to participate in the competition. When they find the lost recipe hidden in a dummy, they feel that their German relatives told the truth. But the team is ready for the tough dispute. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bierfest  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,031,228 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$19,179,969 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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Trivia

The final scene with the message "Coming Soon - Potfest" was confirmed by Broken Lizard as a joke to make this film have an open-ended feel. The troupe said there has been fan support to create the sequel, which might be made as an animated film. See more »

Goofs

When Todd and Jan first meet their German cousins at the first Beerfest, an Alaskan flag can be seen hanging next to the Canadian flag in the background. See more »

Quotes

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: Nathan Cornwell has just discovered Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Big round of applause people, big round of applause.
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Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Chug Chug Chug A-Lug (Push and Shove) (Part 1)
Written by Joseph Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli
Performed by The Meters
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Happiness is a cold proper temperature beer
3 September 2006 | by (Southgate, MI) – See all my reviews

First off, please give this film a chance. It starts a little corny, but I believe once it starts with them bringing the team together, it really picks up. All the little references they talk about while meeting each other is very funny.

While watching, you might think this is something Homer Simspon might have try to pull off, without the nudity, dirty words, and sex. Through a lot of the drinking comedy would have been the same. It pulls no punches and will offend, but the beauty of comedy, is not to give you enough time to think about that, just laugh.

This is a long movie, but there were a few points that made no sense, (in their world), and needed more scenes to flesh out. Sorry to say, while listening to many commentary tracks, this is a evil that will be in a every film.

These people all seem very real to me, and I believe I have met them before, which helps shed light on the world of beer drinking. I been to bars, where I have seen things like this, hell, I have been thrown out of a bar, from some bad antics. The worst thing, is that they wouldn't let me finish my drink.

So, to end, enjoy this film. Once you get pass the slap-stick comedy part, it picks up steam, and takes you for a nice little ride.


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