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Strange Wilderness (2008)

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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>

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They could solve the world's biggest mystery, if only they had a clue. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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

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1 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Grandes Animais  »

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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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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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When Milas comes to visit Peter in his apartment, Peter lights a bong using water from his aquarium and accidentally puts a goldfish into the bong. When he says "Oh God, that little guys gonna think he's a shark", the bong is clear. When the scene cuts back it is filled with smoke. See more »

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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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References Friday (1995) See more »

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The Deep
Written by Quito Colayco
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, A Unit of Zomba Enterprises, Ltd.
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Randomly hilarious.
30 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very uplifting, and randomly hilarious film. It's definitely not an A+ as far as the plot goes, (not uncommon in the comedy genre), however, the funny one liners, outstanding acting from Justin long (the guy who stared in accepted) who in this movie plays a brain dead stoner PERFECTLY, and the random humor, which requires an above average sense of humor, but which kept me laughing out loud the entire movie, are more than enough to classify this film as a "I'm really glad I watched that movie" ...movie. :D . Heres a list of comedies I enjoyed. perhaps we have similar taste. Anchor man, Napolean Dynamite (kind-of), Billy Madison, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bio Dome, Knocked Up. etc.


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