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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.

Director:

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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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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Trivia

Jeff Daniels' directorial debut also features his three children Lucas Daniels, Nellie Daniels and Ben Daniels. See more »

Quotes

Albert Soady: "Dat year camp was as tense as a moose's butt durin' fly season."
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If you are a real outdoors person, you will like it.
22 December 2001 | by bluzmanSee all my reviews

This is a very funny parody of the realities of life amongst the real yoopers, not the phony yoopers who live near academia at the colleges in The Soo, Marquette and Houghton. It started as a very successful play and has been carefully translated to film. It is about the myths and legends surrounding deer hunting camps and hunting. If you have ever spent time in a deer camp, you will recognize all the truths they joke about (drinking, cardplaying, farting, sacred clothing and food, etc. etc.). A bearwalker is an Indian legend about a spirit which has came back or been called back on a mission -- they often take the form of a bear, hence the name. See it.


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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,276,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,276,602
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Dolby SR

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Color
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