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Beerfest (2006)

R | | Comedy | 25 August 2006 (USA)
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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Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
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Helmut
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Mr. Schniedelwichsen (as Bjørn Johnson)
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Collin Thornton ...
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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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Bring on the beer. They've got the nuts. See more »

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Comedy

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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) (27 August 2006)

Gross:

$19,185,184 (USA)
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Trivia

The cast features three Oscar winners: Nat Faxon, Cloris Leachman, and Mo'Nique. See more »

Goofs

When they return to Munich the second time, the cut to Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche in Munich is quickly followed by a shot of taxis in Berlin, around the Hotel Vier Fruehling am Zoo. See more »

Quotes

Gunter: [about Johan] He then fled to America with his mother, a common Bavarian... what is word I'm looking for? WHORE!
Todd Wolfhouse: Gam Gam a whore? I think something must have been lost in the translation.
Gunter: HOOKER! PROSTITUTE! SLUT FOR MONEY!
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Crazy Credits

There is a disclaimer in the opening credits: "If you attempt to drink the amount of beer the characters do in this film, YOU WILL DIE." See more »

Connections

References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Written by Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille (as Bruce Anthony Johannesson) and Rikki Rockett
Performed by Poison
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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