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Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids.

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Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse. Written by Tucker

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The perfect love story... with a high body count... See more »

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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9 December 2010 (Kazakhstan)  »

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$52,843 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$223,615 (USA) (18 November 2011)
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The film was shelved for over 3 years before it was finally released. See more »

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Dale says that 'anthemis nobilis' is the ingredient in chamomile tea that leads to allergic reactions. Anthemis Nobilis is in fact a strand of chamomile, meaning that Dale said that chamomile is the ingredient in chamomile tea that causes allergic reactions. See more »

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Dale: [after seeing Tucker's fingers wrapped in his shirt] Oh my God, they cut off his bowling fingers!
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Pump Up the Jam
Written by Thomas De Quincey (UI) and Manuela Kamosi (ASCAP)
Used by permission of Universal Music Publishing Group (SABAM)
Performed by Technotronic
Courtesy of EMI Music
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A Hidden Treasure
9 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer to this film online and it seemed like a funny - yet unsustainable premise. I went to see it with friends anyway and I can't remember laughing so hard at a film in years. This movie takes a promising premise and knocks it out of the park. The cast is superb in this send-up of the psycho in the woods genre and the writing and direction take what I feared was an unsustainable premise and they give it surprising energy and humor. This is not Scary Movie crap. This is inventive and fresh and it has a beautiful heart. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are the "Hillbillies" in this hilarious tale of prejudice and paranoia and they deliver performances that are grounded and authentic. Tucker and Dale never become plodding stereotypes of ignorant rednecks. They are portrayed with great wit and dignity and the actors never overreach or retreat into the safety and insecurity of broad camp. The cast trusts the writing and the director and it pays off. The script by Morgan Jurgenson and director Eli Craig is tight, smart and has a wonderful heart. These qualities are given life by an above average cast that includes the lovely Katrina Bowden from NBC's 30 Rock. An especially guilty pleasure is the character of Chad, brilliantly played by Jesse Moss who channels some alternate universe version of a sociopathic Tom Cruise as the lead frat-boy. Eli Craig really guided home a winner with this film. The movie sets a course at the beginning and you know where you're headed in the first five minutes-- but Craig's the captain of the ship and this journey is filled with surprises and wonderfully subtle moments that give the film a fun trajectory and a brisk pace. You breezily travel through a fantastic, hilarious and utterly sublime entertainment. Bravo!


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