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

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,228, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,185,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,387,597
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Barry says about a ZJ, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it," this is a reference to famous American tycoon J.P. Morgan, who supposedly said, when asked about buying an expensive yacht, "If you have to ask for the price, then you can't afford it." See more »

Goofs

When the team starts training with their first keg, Barry drinks half of his beer and says it is cold; in the following shots his glass is full, then almost empty. See more »

Quotes

Herr Referee: DAS BOOT!
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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 »

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References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
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Stupid, Boring ....
21 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

How much "Budweiser" must the producer consumed I asked me. Or have they drunk that, what they sad Germans would drink as babies? You know what I mean, that what come out of cows, they said.

The film was one of the greatest flops in the German theatrical history. Some screenings, no visitors. No wonder .... our real "beerfest's" are much better and more funny. We have very often nudes and chests of women on free TV or in summer, when we go swimming. So we don't need such films.

The film is good enough for the typical US-visitor who doesn't know anything about any country outside states. A country where drama breaks out when Mrs. Jackson showing her chest and everybody can buy guns to shot people.


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