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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Gaulke (written by) &
Fred Wolf (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This ain't March of the Penguins. See more »
Plot:
With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Fred Wolf 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Gaulke (written by) &
Fred Wolf (written by)

Produced by
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Peter Gaulke .... producer
Jack Giarraputo .... executive producer
Edward Milstein .... executive producer
Erin Newell .... associate producer
Adam Sandler .... executive producer
Paul Schwake .... executive producer
Brian Shows .... post executive producer
Bill Todman Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Waddy Wachtel 
 
Cinematography by
David Hennings (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Costain 
 
Casting by
Lisa London 
Catherine Stroud 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Au 
Jeffrey Mossa 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Kaufman 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Faye .... key makeup artist
Jonathan Fuller .... sculptor: Almost Human, Inc.
Robert Hall .... special makeup/animatronics
Rose Librizzi .... makeup department head
Mike Mekash .... additional makeup artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
Peter Murphy .... sculptor/painter
Erik Porn .... lab technician: Almost Human, Inc.
Kim Santantonio .... key hair stylist
Darnell Shepherd .... fabricator: Almost Human, Inc.
Carme Tenuta .... key makeup artist (as Carmé Tenuta)
Nancy Tong .... hair department head (as Nanxy Tong-Heater)
Leah Vautrot .... additional makeup artist
Danelle Vierkant .... sculptor: Almost Human, Inc.
 
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Nancy Hirami .... post-production supervisor
Mark Benton Johnson .... production supervisor
Omar Veytia .... production manager: Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ingrid K. Behrens .... second second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... assistant director
James Moran .... first assistant director: second unit
James Moran .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Barnes .... lead painter
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Michael Broussard .... construction coordinator: additional photography
John Collins .... assistant art director
Tiffany Cowsill .... set dresser
William Eliscu .... graphic designer
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist
Elizabeth Hart .... paint foreman
Paul McDuffy .... set dresser
Tim Scheu .... leadman
Erich W. Schultz .... construction coordinator
Kat Wilson .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... supervising sound editor
Peter Austin .... co-supervising sound editor
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (as Jessica A. Dickson)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Eric Rolnick .... adr mixer
Steve Schatz .... adr recordist
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects director
Brian Poor .... animatronics designer: Almost Human Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Shant Jordan .... digital effects artist
Iain Marcks .... digital imaging technician: iO FILM (as Iain Stasukevich)
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate executive producer
 
Stunts
Spencer Andrews .... stunt double (as Spencer Jambor)
Simone Bargetze .... stunt double: Ashley Scott
Sheridan Crist .... stunt performer
Dan Flannigan .... stunt performer
Cory Fleming .... stunt pilot
Bobby C. King .... stunt double
Bobby C. King .... stunt performer
Morten Kublick .... stunt performer
David Mattey .... stunt actor
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Mike Snyder .... stunt performer
Jimmy Sprague .... stunt driver
Lee Whittaker .... stunt performer
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Sean P. Fickert .... key rigging grip
Kim Guthrie .... camera operator
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Chris Hill .... video playback operator
Larron Rome Julian .... key film loader
Rome Julian .... assistant camera
Daniel Kauahi .... key grip: second unit
Jason Kay .... technocrane technician
Kyle Kovacs .... electrician
Eric R. Laudadio .... additional first assistant camera
David Fred Masselink .... digital imaging technician
Darren Michaels .... unit still photographer
Nikhil Paniz .... camera focus
Kurt Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer
Nick Pomerleau .... best boy rigging electrician
John T. Pouncey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Weiland .... electrician
Michael Witczak .... electrician
John Rex Woodward .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jason Cox .... set videographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brandi Brice .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Branden Marks .... set costumer
Shoshana Rubin .... key costumer
Christann Chanell Turner .... key wardrobe assistant (as Christann Chanell)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor
Scott Fox .... colorist
Cortney Haile .... post-production assistant
Michael John Koetter .... digital imaging editor
Julie Saegert .... apprentice editor
Stephen Shapiro .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... account manager: The Post Group )
 
Music Department
Bryan Bonwell .... music supervisor
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
Richard A. Harrison .... music editor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor (as Steven Saltzman)
 
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... transportation
Gary Jackson .... driver
Nathon S. Lewis .... exclusive driver: Steve Zahn
Richard Maginnis .... driver
Lori Maxwell .... dispatcher
Douglas Miller .... transportation captain
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Lin C. Smith .... transportation
 
Other crew
Spencer Andrews .... stand-in: Steve Zahn (as Spencer Jambor)
Steve Berens .... animal coordinator
David C. Bernat .... assistant production office coordinator
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach
Jennifer Lynn Buonantony .... production assistant
Carrie Cantore .... location manager
Scott Conner .... laboratory technician: Almost Human Inc.
Judy Heinzen Culotta .... key assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
Lyna Cunningham .... assistant: Mr. Todman
Jonathan Denmark .... production assistant
Erin Dicker .... assistant: Mr. Gaulke & Mr. Wolf
J.D. Donaruma .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Caleb Duffy .... location manager
Erin Egan .... production accountant
Ivonne Escoto .... laboratory technician
Cory Fleming .... pilot
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
Danny Giles .... set production assistant
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Bert-Jan Hendriks .... office intern
Kimberly James .... production secretary
Lynn Johnson .... set medic
Zachary Kahn .... assistant location manager
Jeff Ketcham .... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant: Mr. Gainor (as Lauren B. Kurfirst)
Nathon S. Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Zahn
John L. Long .... production assistant
Jonathan Loughran .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
David B. Lyons .... assistant location manager
Sean Madaras .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Andrew Milstein .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
Joey Naber .... adr voice
Ryan O'Quinn .... adr voice
Julie Perez .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
Paula Price .... adr loop group leader
Shane Ralston .... stand-in: Allen Covert
Tammy Sandler .... unit publicist
Jeremy Tate .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Tina Tholke .... production coordinator
Debra Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Schwake
Corrie Winter .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for non-stop language, drug use, crude and sexual humor
Runtime:
USA:87 min | Argentina:87 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #42934)

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Trivia:
During the clip of the zebra being eaten by the vultures, the zebra "responds" to the birds with "oh my god, oh my god..." is actually a clip taken from the movie "Super Troopers". It is Paul Soter when his character is "flashing" Marisa Coughlan outside of the police station while on the phone with her.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Right after the crew discovers the camp where their competitors were killed by pygmies, they walk past a lake, supposedly in Ecuador. A mallard duck is swimming around behind them. Mallards don't live in South America.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 all to hell. I mean, I'm nothing like my dad. Nothing at all. I don't know. I don't know if it was like I wasn't bright enough, or I didn't work hard enough, or I used to smoke a lot of dope. So...
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Strange Wilderness, 27 July 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

One of the reasons why I decided to watch this, is because I needed a comedy to laugh at, if it's not possible to laugh together with it. The DVD is already available at the shops, but I don't think I'm ready to fork out a Code 1 DVD price for what's essentially a short comedic film which is based from a Saturday Night Life comedy skit. Written by the same creative team of Peter Gaulke and Fred Wolf with the latter taking on directorial duties as well, Strange Wilderness delivered some genuine laughs, but only if you're tolerant of being insensitive to the kind of subject the film makes fun of.

Strange Wilderness is a long running wildlife programme which is now succeeded by Peter (Steve Zahn), the host of the show, whose father had made the programme into one of the best loved prime time shows. Under Peter's leadership, ratings have plummeted, and needless to say even their 3am timeslot is in danger of being canceled. In a last minute desperation for survival, he and his crew have to look for a new way to ensure their programme continues, and dropped at their laps is the opportunity to follow up on a solid lead to the whereabouts of Bigfoot.

Eseentially this movie is one big road trip that tells of the crew's journey to documentary history, with the likes of soundman and co-collaborator Fred (Allen Covert), Cooker (Jonah Hill), the only female in the team Cheryl (Ashley Scott), and cameraman Junior (Justin Long), amongst others. And throughout the movie, we see each and everyone of them getting into enough funny scenarios that made this film look like many pieces of skits being glued together, with laughs coming courtesy of sexual innuendos (you just got to hand it to the turkey), sight gags, slapstick and just plain buffoony. In fact, I even suspect that everyone in the cast were on a high as they shot this, as dialogues were laced quite incoherently with plenty of ad-libbing, especially Justin Long, though of course if he's really acting, then kudos to him for being stoned all the time.

While giving no respect to wildlife, the funniest moments were reserved for their voice overs of Nature, and it's really quite incredible should anything like it be actually aired for television. They are intentionally full of factual errors, lapse into unnecessary judgmental and slanted viewpoints, but always just plain ridiculously funny. Perhaps I was in crap mode, but the humor here doesn't apologize for any offence made, since after all, the subject matter can't fight back anyway. I know I'm shallow if I say I really couldn't get enough of the film poking fun at the physical features/defects repeatedly. There is no plot in the movie, besides everyone being perpetually broke as they try and scrimp or come out with more hare-brained ideas to fund their movie and fuel the laughs.

So the bottomline is, don't expect any genius from Strange Wilderness, but if you're in for some low-brow humor, then this movie might just be the perfect laughing medicine for anyone wanting to chase the blues away, without any medicinal assistance.

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