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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.

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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 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 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.


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

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Trivia

Elias, the shop owner that Bartholomew Hunt goes to for a bath, a shave, and a tooth removal, is loosely based on Charles Willson Peale, a painter from colonial times who also practiced taxidermy and dentistry. See more »

Goofs

When Edwards and the crew are camping for there first night out, the first image is next to the river with a rocky shore with no trees. Then after Hunt breaks the news about the crews moral, Edwards goes outside to get to know the crew. The campsite setting is in a thick forest on the same night. See more »

Quotes

Jackson: Sir, Higgins has a story.
Edwards: Well, Higgins the floor is yours.
Higgins: This particular event happened last summer on my uncle's farm in Virginia. My brother and I had just finished cutting a field of hay and were enjoying the evening meal under the shade of an elm tree. He went down for water by the creek and when he was gone, I took a bowl that was filled with delicious plum pudding and placed into it, not one, but two large pieces of sheep shit. When he returned I encouraged him to taste the plum pudding....
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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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Opus 71 Second Movement, String Quartet in D Major, 'Finale, Allegretto - Allegro'
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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30 May 2004 | by seanholland85See all my reviews

I'm from Montana and had to study Lewis and Clark. Almost Heroes is great it makes fun of all the details from their journey. Down to Sacajawea and the waterfall passage. My favorite quote is at the start of the movie when Hunt says "If you wanted a tracker why didn't you choose William Clark?" and Edwards responds "Don't you think I tried that." If anyone likes Chris Farley they will enjoy this film. Some people says his comedy wasn't a physical as before. Did those people watch this movie. How about the eagle scene or at the party. Or how about the bar scene or the dentist. At the start of the movie his is dragged on stage to be hung. Some people on this board probably don't like Chris Farley. Or maybe they don't like Matthew Perry. That however shouldn't mean they should hate every movie with them.

9/10


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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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1.85 : 1
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