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Strange Wilderness (2008)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  1 February 2008 (USA)
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With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

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When his father dies, Peter Gaulke inherits "Strange Wilderness," dad's TV show about animals. After ratings plummet and the show is canceled, we watch a long flashback to see its demise. The studio head gives the show two more weeks. An old friend brings a story about Bigfoot in Ecuador, so a long road trip ensues with stops along the way and enough problems, misjudgments, and deaths to sink a less intrepid band. Peter's team faces competition from a better-funded and more practiced set of rivals. Who will find Bigfoot first, and will they get it on tape and save the show? Can Peter make dad proud? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you love nature, and the outdoors, don't watch their show! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop language, drug use, crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grandes Animais  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,001,719 (USA) (1 February 2008)

Gross:

$6,563,357 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Trivia

Some of the clips used when the TV executive proves that Strange Wilderness is too inappropriate are clips from the Faces of Death series.Ex(Man on fire with Jesus music, Man being attacked by an alligator, and Pygmy footage) See more »

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Junior has his eyelids tattooed. We never see the tattoos again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Gaulke: [talking on phone] Look at my dad. He was the king. I mean, no matter what happened, I mean he was as cool as a cucumber. He never forgot a line, and he never let anything ruffle him. My dad was the king. No doubt. And his TV show ruled the ratings.
[lights up weed]
Peter Gaulke: What was that?
[coughs while getting high]
Peter Gaulke: Excuse me. It was a wildlife show called Strange Wilderness. Oh, you remember that? Do you remember my dad? Oh cool. Yeah, then he died and then I took over the show, then it went...
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Features Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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Strange Wilderness
Composed and performed by Peter Dante
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Very Funny
13 February 2008 | by (New Castle, Delaware) – See all my reviews

I don't know why people do not like this movie. This is a classic Adam Sandler esquire movie. I thought this movie would be OK but it far surpasses my expectations. My friend and I went to go see it for his birthday and both were very happy with the film. This movie contained many many funny moments. Jonah Hill's songs were funny and this was a laugh a minute film. While watching I thought they laughs might drop off but I was happily surprised and the laughs continued to the end of the film. It is a predictable ending to the movie but, it was still a great film and worth the $8.00 I paid. If you are a fan of the Happy Madison films you will also like this one.


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