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Almost Heroes (1998)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Western | 29 May 1998 (USA)
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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

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
Franklin Cover ... Nicholas Burr
David Packer David Packer ... Bidwell
Eugene Levy ... Guy Fontenot
Lisa Barbuscia ... Shaquinna
Christian Clemenson ... Father Girard
Steven M. Porter ... Higgins
Patrick Cranshaw ... Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Hamilton Camp ... Pratt
Jonathan Joss ... Bent Twig
George Aguilar ... Chief Two Roads
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Storyline

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,114,928, 12 July 1998
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When Bidwell is dragged from the campsite by the bear, you can see that the bear is actually pulling a dummy. See more »

Quotes

Bidwell: [returns to camp after a bear has bit off his leg] Sir, I've been to hell and back.
Edwards: Yes, I can see that...
Bidwell: I suspect that you'll want to lead a hunting party to slay that terrible beast.
Edwards: Well, yes, that thought did cross my mind briefly. But now I have a better idea.
Bidwell: Yes, sir?
Edwards: I shall fashion for you the finest wooden leg you've ever seen.
Bidwell: But what about the bear?
Edwards: Rest assured, Bidwell, in 20 years or so, the ravages of old age will deal with the bear far more cruelly than we ever could have.
Bidwell: ...
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Lullaby
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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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