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Without a Paddle (2004)

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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

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Steven Brill

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Fred Wolf (story), Harris Goldberg (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Price Matthew Price ... Young Tom
Andrew Hampton Andrew Hampton ... Young Jerry
Jarred Rumbold Jarred Rumbold ... Young Dan
Carl Snell ... Young Billy
Antony Starr ... Billy Newwood (as Anthony Starr)
Dax Shepard ... Tom Marshall
Matthew Lillard ... Jerry Conlaine
Seth Green ... Dan Mott
Nadine Bernecker ... Angie
Danielle Cormack ... Tony
David Stott David Stott ... Dick Stark
Bonnie Somerville ... Denise
Scott Adsit ... Greasy Man
Morgan Reese Fairhead Morgan Reese Fairhead ... Sandi
Liddy Holloway Liddy Holloway ... Bonnie Newwood
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Storyline

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. Written by Film_Fan

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The call of the wild, the thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jusqu'au cou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,528,946, 22 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,169,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,274,967
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds part in this movie is a nod to Deliverance, another movie where friends go on a rafting trip together. See more »

Goofs

Flower and Butterfly have hairy legs because they are "all natural", but when one of them hands Jerry the radio, their legs and armpits are shaved. See more »

Quotes

Denise: Can you please be serious for 5 minutes?
Jerry Conlaine: My record is 4 but I think I can do it.
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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Serving Time in the Middle of Nowhere
by Michael Williams, Jim Bower & Joseph LaCaze
Performed by Eyehategod
Published by Magic Arts Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Century Media Records
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Brown Bag Humor
6 April 2005 | by RARubinSee all my reviews

This PG 13 comedy has been greatly maligned by some big time critics, the New York Times and other's. I think the main irritation is the homosexual eroticism, a joke if you will about Deliverance style banjo boys and close quarter survival in the nude. Some may be offended, sensitive gay's, little old Grandmothers, and redneck tobacco sputters. I assure you; however, this is a funny movie. City Slickers 1 and 2 covered this ground once before, but frankly, I liked Without a Paddle more. It's sentimental for all the right reasons. The boys truly love each other and when they become twenty something's, they retain some of their boyish quirks, each with a flaw, the short, picked-on boy grows up to be the short picked on doctor. You get the idea.

The Cascade Mountains both real and simulated is a beautiful green backdrop to the slapstick antics of angry bears and pot growing dummies. The tree girls are a breakdown and laugh idea. Their defense of a tree is brown bag humor, but gee, that hits a visceral laugh note in even the stuffiest fool.


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