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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

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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Taglines:

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

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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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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Funny
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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