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Bait Shop -- Forced to come up with $15,000 or else witness his small-town bait shop become the one that got away, Bill (Bill Engvall) must rely on a comedic cast of friends and family to hook the "the big one." Putting his reel skill to the test, Bill enters the annual Bass Tournament against rival bait shop owner Hot Rod Johnson (Billy Ray Cyrus), who's determined to put his money where his large mouth is.
Bait Shop -- The owner of a small town bait shop (Engvall) signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure.


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2 September 2008 (USA) See more »
The owner of a small town bait shop signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bill Engvall ... Bill Dugan

Jim R. Coleman ... Announcer (as Jim Coleman)

Mary Rachel Dudley ... Laura Dugan
Wilbur Houston ... Melvin

Richard Riehle ... Gus
Maureen Preuss ... Betty

Christopher Schmidt ... Odd Job

Rus Blackwell ... Dale

David Mackey ... Roy

Billy Ray Cyrus ... Hot Rod Johnson

Vincent Martella ... Scott

Harve Presnell ... Jack

Billy Joe Shaver ... Buddy

Tim Powell ... Donnie Rains
David Neil Enfinger ... Cuckholded man (as Neil Enfinger)

David Preuss ... Customer
Greg Neff ... Banker (as Gregory Neff)
Tony Lopez ... Fan

Tom Hillmann ... Uninterested Man

Mikki Scanlon ... Woman on Street

Jeff Chase ... Man on Street
Mark Zona ... ESPN Announcer #1
Keith Alan ... ESPN Announcer #2
Matt Horohoe ... PBA Official
Bob 'Smitty' Smith ... Customer #2 (as Robert 'Smitty' Smith)
Preston Clark ... Fishing Competitor
Jeremy Prouty ... Fishing Competitor (as Jeremy 'JP' Prouty)
Steve 'Boogie' Brown ... Fishing Competitor
Gail Adams ... Fishing Competitor
Jon Ellegard ... Fishing Competitor
Cody Mack ... Fishing Competitor

Jessica Blackmore ... Hot Rod Girl
Marissa Rocco ... Hot Rod Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Migliore ... Bait Shop patron
Tyler Ross ... Camera Man

Chris Adler ... Army Vet Fisherman (uncredited)
Robie Alan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Shawn 'Bigwheel' Bidwell ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Chris Byrne ... Crowd Patron (uncredited)
Whitney Costner ... Fisherman's Wife (uncredited)
Eric Ditman ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Ricky Dunlop ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Jeff Ellenburg ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Macaila Fernandes ... Crowd Patron (uncredited)

Jesse Kozel ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Tina Kronenberger ... Crowd Patron / Fisherman's Wife (uncredited)
Jack Kruse ... Tournament Official (uncredited)
Jordon Laufer ... Crowd Spectator / Long Haired Box Mover (uncredited)
Douglas Lopez ... Crowd Patron (uncredited)
Mitchell Maggin ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Melody Mccraney ... Fisherman's Wife (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Randy Robinson ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Jim Romaine ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Barbrette Roth ... Kissing Woman (uncredited)
Mark C. Stevens ... ESPN Production Assistant (uncredited)
Andy Ussach ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Kaliana Vasquez ... Hot Girl (uncredited)
Steve Wickersham ... Bar Drunk (uncredited)
Steven Winfree ... Hot Rod Johnson Employee (uncredited)

Directed by
C.B. Harding 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bear Aderhold  screenplay
Jonathan Bernstein  teleplay
Bill Engvall  screenplay
James Greer  teleplay
Thomas B. Ryan  story
Tom Sullivan  screenplay

Produced by
Alan C. Blomquist .... producer
Maggie Houlehan .... associate producer
Jennifer Novak .... associate producer
Ryan Sharkey .... consulting producer
J.P. Williams .... producer
Emily Wolfe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim P. 
Stephen Phillips 
Cinematography by
Jamie Barber 
Casting by
Debbie George 
Production Design by
Kevin Pierce 
Set Decoration by
Vera Mills 
Costume Design by
Beverly Safier 
Makeup Department
Cori Adkins .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah Brozovich .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sonja Christoph .... second second assistant director
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director
Jason Roberts .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bruce Braden III .... art department assistant (as Bruce Braden)
Dan Buckley .... set dresser
Rex Christensen .... on-set dresser
Stitch Crisp .... property master
Skylar Gorrell .... props assistant
James Harris .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Harris .... propmaker
Bret Kane .... leadman
Brian Latimer .... graphic designer
Jeff 'J.Mac' McDonald .... set dresser
William D. McLane .... assistant property master
Dimitri Molimis .... art department assistant
Alice Wymer .... art department coordinator
Kate Forry Guanci .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thomas E. Allen .... sound mixer
Tommy Allen .... boom operator
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Lee Wright .... digital sound mix technician
Special Effects by
Jeremy S. Brock .... special effects foreman
Jonah Levy .... moldmaker
Jonah Levy .... painter
Jonah Levy .... sculptor
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects coordinator
Jared Merlin .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Brian Holzknecht .... additional visual effects
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects
Albert Mason .... visual effects producer
Don Abbatiello .... stunt boat driver
Kevin Ball .... stunt double
John Evanko .... water safety
Jeff Moldovan .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Parker .... stunt performer
Dave Phillips .... stunts
Susan Saddler .... stunt double: Vincent Martella
William Scharpf .... stunt double (as Bill Scharpf)
Deborah Brozovich .... jet ski stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera
Bradford Fuller .... aerial cinematographer: opening title sequence
Michael J. Graham .... second assistant camera
Derek Grover .... camera operator
Stuart Hall .... grip
Mike McGowan .... additional Steadicam operator
Gene Page .... still photographer
Dave Sonnenberg .... best boy electric
Shawn Torge .... electrician
Robert Veliky .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Jennifer Conrader .... extras casting
Katye Kalivoda .... casting associate
Melanie Moreno .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lance Hamilton .... wardrobe supervisor
Armando Pompa .... set costumer
Candace Rice .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Eric McClain .... colorist: dailies
Eric Melrose .... assistant editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Location Management
Rick Callan .... location manager
Andrew Kenneth Gay .... location scout
Music Department
Dalyn Carbajal .... music clearance
Elliott Goldkind .... music editor
Stan Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
David Neil Enfinger .... transportation coordinator
Cara Sachse .... driver
Other crew
Chris Adler .... stand-in
Karen Bosma .... production coordinator
Ernest Britt Jr. .... medic on set
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Chelsey Cary .... production assistant
Lee Davis .... script supervisor
Mike De La Vina .... key set production assistant
Donna Farmer .... production accountant
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Patty Harrigan .... production secretary
Joanne Martin Hinson .... assistant coordinator
James Macolino .... production assistant
Artie Malesci .... marine coordinator
Thomas Moldovan .... marine department
Taryn Nagle .... production intern
Dominica Sliwa .... first accounting assistant
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... key craft service
Mark C. Stevens .... production assistant
Corin Warinner .... key office production assistant
Cornell Willis .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Rose Young .... stand-in

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Rated PG for some language and rude humor
USA:85 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Goofy movie, goofy Bill, 11 November 2008
Author: wickedgood from United States

First off I will say that I like The Bill Engvall Show, and I'm a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus, so all bias aside this was one silly movie. Goofy characters, goofy premise but all in all a decent family movie. Engvall is funny as a down on his luck southerner with a passion for fishing, Cyrus is everything Bill wants to be. The two of them (and supporting cast) are really funny with some stock characters thrown in there just to be sure we get the point. Good TV movie, great for fans who enjoy simple entertainment every so often, and good for those who enjoy down home Bill and Billy.

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