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
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 »
The crew ride canoes over a waterfall and get dunked, then emerge on the riverbank completely dry. See more »
[returns to camp after a bear has bit off his leg]
Sir, I've been to hell and back.
Yes, I can see that...
I suspect that you'll want to lead a hunting party to slay that terrible beast.
Well, yes, that thought did cross my mind briefly. But now I have a better idea.
I shall fashion for you the finest wooden leg you've ever seen.
But what about the bear?
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.
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Farley and Perry lead a team who are racing Lewis and Clark to blaze a trail to the Pacific coast of the newly settled America. Historically speaking, the setting of the film and costumes seem surprisingly accurate and I was totally convinced that I was looking at the early 1800's.
I watched it the first time and giggle a bit, I watched it the second time and laughed here and there, I watched it for the third time and laughed nearly all the way through! This film is like an acquired taste and just gets better with watching.
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