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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

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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Todd Wolfhouse: We've got to go back and get grandpa's ashes.
Jan Wolfhouse: You go, I'm never leaving this place.
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Written by Dicky Barrett (as D. Barrett), Joe Gittleman (as J. Gittleman), Bosstones
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I just don't understand...
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I loved Super Troopers. Club Dread on the other hand was not one of my favorites. So i was hoping that this would be better than Club Dread but I did not think it could even compare to Super Troopers. But was i wrong. This movie was absolutely hilarious.

I just don't understand why people are giving it terrible reviews. It was the funniest movie I have seen in theatres in a long time(as well as Clerks II). I understand the lack of plot but who says lets go see Beerfest, it will probably be a great epic? I went to see people drink beer, get wasted and do stupid things and thats exactly what I got.

I laughed from the beginning to the end of the movie, there was not a dull moment in the whole thing. And when the American team was competing against the other countries, I was cheering as if i was watching a real professional sport.

So, if you are looking for a good laugh and an all around good time go see Beerfest you will not be disappointed.

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