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When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.

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Guy Lapointe (as Guy Lapointe)
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Border Agent
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When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.

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Rated R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$846,831 (USA) (19 September 2014)

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$1,821,983 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Trivia

The inspiration for Teddy and the "Not See Party" podcast comes from Smith's friend and fellow "Comic Book Men" cast member Walt Flanagan. Flanagan has stated many times that he will never travel by plane, and rarely leaves the state of New Jersey for any events. See more »

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The flag in the border office is not the right size - a Canadian flag is twice as long as it is wide. See more »

Quotes

Guy Lapointe: [revealing prior writing on a notepad by shading over it with a pencil] You see that?
Ally Leon: Wow... That's amazing.
Teddy Craft: They did it in The Big Lebowski.
Guy Lapointe: Do you know, that's exactly where I learned it from. Isn't that weird?
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Crazy Credits

The ending of Kevin Smith's SModcast episode #259 called "The Walrus and the Carpenter", where Kevin Smith is with his longtime friend and producer Scott Mosier discussing and joking around with the story's third act, is heard in the second half of the end credits. See more »

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References Degrassi High (1987) See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Arranged by Robert W. Lowden
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings Orchestra)
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You Will Not Like This Movie
20 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The very definition of "not for everyone", Tusk is an oddball, absurd, twisted midnight movie that plays more like a demented fever dream than a horror or comedy film. I'd never recommend it to anyone I intend to ever speak to again.

Here are the reasons why you won't like it:

1) It's unexpectedly surreal, with little interest in the laws of reality, or at least modern medicine and police work. And it's not directed in an obviously surreal, arty fashion like, say, a David Lynch picture, which makes it even harder to wrap your head around.

2) It's got an odd tone. There's comedy, sure, but it's mostly a slower, more cringe- inducing variety than Kevin Smith is typically known for. There's suspense, and a bit of gross-out, but the film evokes more unease than outright scares, and the grotesqueries are more evocative of a nightmare after eating one too many sliders than, say, Saw. And it swings freely between the two with no warning at all.

3) You haven't seen Tod Browning's "Freaks", a classic bit of cult cinema that Smith has made references to in other films. In fact, you probably don't even know it exists. (Cinephiles will notice rather direct references to many of Kev-O's other favorite movies as well, including Silence of the Lambs and Jaws.)

4) You're Canadian, and your country and culture are No Laughing Matter.

If for some reason none of the above applies to you, may I recommend "Tusk"? It's oddball, gonzo, at times self indulgent and slow, but also occasionally very funny and strangely thought-provoking, provided you're willing to go along for the ride. It'll make an impression...especially if your short-term memory "isn't what it used to be."


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