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Beerfest (2006)

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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


All three of the senior Von Wolfhausens were named for classical music composers. They are named for Ludwig Von Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more »


When USA and Germany are playing turbo quarters, if you look very closely you can see that the German on the end never actually picks up the quarters they just appear in his hand as he gets close to the stack revealing the use of CGI. See more »


Wolfgang von Wolfhaus: I start to feel all cooped up in these U-Boats; I had a bad experience once.
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Crazy Credits

Gag Reel is shown See more »


Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »


What I Drink and Who I Meet at the Track
Written by Jack Grace
Performed by The Jack Grace Band
Courtesy of Radia Records
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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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