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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

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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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From the comic geniuses who brought you the phenomenon "Super Troopers". See more »

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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 shape of the final beer mug is in the shape of a big boot. Everybody refers to it as "Das Boot", that means "the boat" in German. However, it also refers to the actor Jürgen Prochnow, famous for acting in the legendary German movie Das Boot (1981). See more »

Goofs

Landfill is sitting in the middle of the car seat on the way to meet Barry and refuses to move. When the car pulls up, he has suddenly moved to the left. See more »

Quotes

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: Come on, guys. I'm a respected member of the scientific community. I've been published in four journals.
Landfill: Which one? Toad Load Weekly?
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Gag Reel is shown See more »

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References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Come On
Written by J. Christmas and D. Palmer
Performed by The D4 (as D4)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc. / Warner Australia New Zealand
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User Reviews

 
This one goes down smooth
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many critics are heavily scolding this movie as a stupid, drunken frat-boy romp filled to the brim with crude humor and bad taste. I'd tend to agree with them, aside from this one addition -- it's absolutely hilarious.

From the truly side-splitting opening scene with Grand-papa to the final confrontation before the credits roll, you'll be entertained. The acting and gags are right on the mark for the admittedly low-brow appeal that this movie is shooting for. In that regard, it's no surprise that BeerFest won't get any Oscar nods. But to those of us who appreciate the suds and debauchery of five cartoonish characters embroiled in "a super secret international beer drinking contest to take on the Germans for national pride", this is an instant classic.

To be fair, BeerFest utilizes a much feebler narrative than some of it's gross-out contemporaries, such as Van Wilder, but definitely has a much stronger vision than something like Harold & Kumar go to White Castle. Within this genre, the latter is a fine movie as well -- BeerFest simply stays on track a little better, instead of being a slapdash montage of funny scenes. That said, BeerFest really triumphs by giving us characters so lampoon, you are able to sit back and enjoy two hours of gaseous gaffs without too much mental investment. And that's a good thing every now and then, right? If not, I feel very sad for your sedate, austere funny-bone.

For the rest of us, a toast. Raise your mugs for BeerFest, the drunken orgy of comedy that will keep you laughing!


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