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Almost Heroes (1998)

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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

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Christopher Guest

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lewis and Clark both had surnames that can also be first names. This is also the case with the two lead actors in this film, Chris Farley and Matthew Perry. See more »

Goofs

Jonah inexplicably disappears from the group after the fight with the conquistadors. See more »

Quotes

Pratt: Sir, there's an old sayin'. "White water in the morning."
Edwards: Yes?
Pratt: That's it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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'Almost' Perfect!
9 May 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

ALMOST HEROES was without a doubt one of the funniest movies of 1998. It was also one of those rare comedies that are almost perfect. After seeing it several times now, I still feel it could have been perfect if not for two things. The first being that despite the movie being very well edited, there are times when it seems that there was some serious cutting down for a PG-13 rating.

The second thing keeping this movie from being perfect is just like with OLD SCHOOL, there are some attempts at humor in the movie that seem out of place in a movie like this. Sadly, this was Chris Farley's last movie. Nearly seven years after his death, it is still hard to believe he's gone. He was in my opinion, the funniest guy ever!


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