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Montana Amazon (2012)

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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly ... See full summary »

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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly dysfunctional teenage grand kids, across the American West into a comic collision with the mainstream world. Montana Amazon is a both funny and poignant fable on the nature of the human family. Written by DG Brock

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8 March 2013 (USA)  »

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The Misadventures of the Dunderheads  »

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Not one scene was filmed in Montana. Was filmed in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and California. See more »

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Written by Eddie Baytos
© 2011 Tallhead Music Publishing, BMI
Performed by Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Brothers
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Great performance from Alison Brie in this unique comedy/drama
24 September 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

If you think your family's got problems wait until you meet The Dunderheads. From the backwoods of the Rocky Mountains, this illiterate, socially dysfunctional family roars across the American west leaving a trail of mayhem and confusion as they collide with the mainstream world. A very black comedy that gradually reveals a poignant dramatic heart leads to a very effective ending as we find out why the Dunderheads are the way they are. Alison Brie from NBC's Community and Academy Award nominee, Haley Joel Osment are outstanding while Olympia Dukakis gives one of her best film performances as the very eccentric grandmother. Brie and Dukakis won acting awards for their roles in this film which was also selected as "Best Feature Film" at NYC's Big Apple Film Festival.


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