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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 t-shirts worn by the contestants in the hot dog eating contest display a yellow, red and turquoise logo, which is identical to New Mexico state license plates. The plates consist of a yellow background, red numbers and letters, and turquoise graphics on the bottom. A large portion of Beerfest was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the brothers decide to create a drinking team, the month is already October when he flips a full year later to a fresh "October" page. On a real one-year calender, there would only be one page for October. See more »

Quotes

Jan Wolfhouse: So yeah, I heard you got fired from the brewery?
Landfill: [Landfill gets mad, throws his trophy] God damn brewery! You know that brewery makes 10,000 bottles of beer a day. I drink 45 of them, and I'm the asshole!
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Gag Reel is shown See more »

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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Boogie
Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith (as Claydes Eugene Smith), Robert Spike Mickens,
Donald Boyce, Richard Westfield, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Ronald Thomas),
, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Earl Bell) and George Funky Brown (as George Brown)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beerfest was exactly what i was hoping for. After super troopers, Broken Lizard came out with a not that great movie Club Dread but now after seeing Beerfest i know they still have the comedy talent. Beerfest was the funniest movie i have seen since Old School or super troopers. It starts off kind of slow but when the brothers get a beer drinking team together and start the training, i don't think there has ever been anything funnier in a movie in the past few years. When it gets going, man non stop laughter. I was even crying because i was laughing so hard. Go and see it and trust me you will not regret those 9 dollars you spent at the theater!


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