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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 9 February 2001 (USA)
A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.

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Jeff Daniels

Writers:

Jeff Daniels (play), Jeff Daniels (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Rueben Soady
Harve Presnell ... Albert Soady
Joey Albright Joey Albright ... Remnar Soady / Porcelain Bus Dancer
Wayne David Parker Wayne David Parker ... Jimmer Negamanee
Randall Godwin Randall Godwin ... Ranger Tom T. Treado
Kimberly Guerrero ... Wolf Moon Dance Soady (as Kimberly Norris Guerrero)
James Porterfield James Porterfield ... Alphonse Soady
Guy Sanville ... Alvin Soady
Lucas Daniels Lucas Daniels ... Kid on School Bus
Phillip W. Powers Phillip W. Powers ... Hunter in Diner (as Phillip Powers)
Sandra Birch Sandra Birch ... Joe Berry's Sister / Porcelain Bus Dancer
Alex Mulvaney Alex Mulvaney ... Young Reuben
Kyle Broeders Kyle Broeders ... Young Remnar
Belinda 'Allee' Eagle Belinda 'Allee' Eagle ... Young Wolf Moon Dance
Chad Decota Chad Decota ... Reuben's Son #1 (age 7)
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Storyline

A humorous and relatable story of an intelligent man dealing with the frustration of being a "buckless Uper" at deer camp. He deals with his competitive brother, his challenging father and two other comical guys. Men will easily relate to the angst. Women will have fun as long as they're willing to avoid trying to find a deep plot line the first time they watch.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude humor

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Official Sites:

Purple Rose Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Эсканаба в лунном свете See more »

Filming Locations:

Escanaba, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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The bus full of kids were local school children. See more »

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Albert Soady: For dose dat don't know much about the Superior State, dere's a couple of tings that need to be explained. First ting is, in da U.P., we don't explain tings. Second ting is, we got some of the best huntin' and fishin' in da whole world.
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Excellent movie with a good message.
30 November 2002 | by shutout81See all my reviews

I dont think most people will understand alot of the jokes told in this movie if you are not familiar with hows things are in the U.P. Most people who are not from the area probably will not like this movie.

This movie has a nice blend of sophomoric humor with a nice lesson in family values. This movie shows the sacrifices a family will make for one member which was real nice to see, and it was done in a manner that was not corny, so it carried an impact.

Most people who do not like this movie should because it was too goofy should lighten up. They need to realize that the movie is intended to be sophomoric, but carry an underlying message that is noted above.

Overall, I say this movie is a 8 out of 10. If you are in the mood for a silly funny movie, go out an rent this movie. I am glad to see that they finally released this movie, so it should start to become available, at least in the Michigan area.


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