Two bumbling explorers hope to beat Lewis & Clarke to the Pacific Ocean as they race across America's western frontier in the early 1800's.

Director:

Christopher Guest

Writers:

Mark Nutter, Thomas R. Wolfe (as Tom Wolfe) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Farley ... Bartholomew Hunt
Matthew Perry ... Leslie Edwards
Bokeem Woodbine ... Jonah
Barry Del Sherman ... Sergeant
Robert Tittor Robert Tittor ... Priest at Fort Adams
Franklin Cover ... Nicholas Burr
Patrick Cranshaw ... Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Eugene Levy ... Guy Fontenot
Lisa Barbuscia ... Shaquinna
Christian Clemenson ... Father Girard
Steven M. Porter ... Higgins
David Packer ... Bidwell
Hamilton Camp ... Pratt
Jonathan Joss ... Bent Twig
George Aguilar ... Chief Two Roads
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Explorers Bartholemew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are setting forth against nature across the country on a journey to the Pacific Ocean against rivals Lewis and Clark. Along the way they have many mishaps and misfortunes. Written by RNWebner

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Almost History... Almost Legends... Mostly Ridiculous.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and nudity | See all certifications »

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Filmed in fall 1996 under the title "Edwards & Hunt." It was originally intended for release in summer 1997, but was delayed for a year due to a merger between Turner Broadcasting (which bankrolled this film) and Time Warner. See more »

Goofs

When Hunt becomes suddenly disgusted with Edwards after peering through his telescope and discovering a naked Fontenot, Edwards realizes the mistake and turns the telescope to his left. The camera, with a point-of-view shot through the telescope, however, pans to the right to reveal a naked Shaquinna. See more »

Quotes

Pratt: [Picks up Bidwell's ear from the dirt] Look at me. I'm going to make an experiment.
[Starts talking into the ear]
Pratt: Hello, Bidwell? Can you hear me?
Bidwell: I can hear you, Pratt.
Pratt: It works.
Edwards: Well, of course, it works. He's standing right... Let's get some sleep.
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Alternate Versions

A scene featuring Edwards' sweetheart, played by Parker Posey, was cut, as was the film's original ending. The re-shot ending did not include Bokeem Woodbine, resulting in his character Jonah disappearing after the fight against the conquistadors. See more »

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Lullaby
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Hamilton Camp
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Incredible
11 February 2004 | by sneakymcgrewSee all my reviews

For a comedy that got trashed in reviews and rediculed by movie-goers, I find this movie to be incredibly funny. The first time I saw the movie was in the theater at which time I laughed at the "obvious" laugh-parts, but it was not until I had seen it another two or three times before I picked up on the absolutely hysterical dialogue, terriffic comedy styles of the various supporting characters, and the sheer brilliance and irony the script presents. If you know anything about history, this movie becomes instantly funny. If you are a fan of almost Simpsons-style "random" humor, this film is instantly funny. Never be turned off by the first glance of this film. If you dismiss it as "poor comedy" you will be missing out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almost History See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,837,928, 31 May 1998

Gross USA:

$6,136,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,136,856
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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