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Hoot (2006)

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A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director:

Wil Shriner

Writers:

Wil Shriner (screenplay), Carl Hiaasen (novel)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Delinko
Logan Lerman ... Roy Eberhardt
Brie Larson ... Beatrice
Tim Blake Nelson ... Curly
Cody Linley ... Mullet Fingers
Neil Flynn ... Mr. Eberhardt
Clark Gregg ... Muckle
Kiersten Warren ... Mrs. Eberhardt
Jessica Cauffiel ... Kimberly
Dean Collins ... Garrett
Robert Wagner ... Mayor Grandy
Eric Phillips ... Dana
Jimmy Buffett ... Mr. Ryan
John Archie John Archie ... Captain
Robert Donner ... Kalo
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Storyline

The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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It's time to stand up for the little guys.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chouette See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Grande, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,368,197, 7 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,080,116, 4 June 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Luke Wilson and Cody Linley appeared in My Dog Skip (2000). See more »

Goofs

The Captain tells Officer Delinko to "be sure to plug it in", referring to the three wheeler. However, throughout the film, it is obvious that the three wheeler is gasoline-powered. See more »

Quotes

Beatrice Leep: [talking on the phone with the mayor's secretary] Mother Paula can do a lot of things, but she can't change the weather. That would be Mother Nature.
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Connections

References Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Barefootin'
Written by Robert Parker
Performed by Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
Alan Jackson appears courtesy of Arista Nashville
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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Plain and simple, a NICE movie
2 May 2006 | by BlackCat725See all my reviews

My family (two 40-somethings, an 8 year old and my 71 yr old mother) saw this at a sneak preview on April 29th. We all enjoyed the movie very much. The story was a good one, and knowing it was based on real-life events made it that much more enjoyable. Luke Wilson was a hoot (pun intended) to watch as was Tim Blake Nelson. And seeing Neil Flynn play something other than "the mean janitor from Scrubs" was nice. The kids in movie did well and I'm sure they will all appeal to a certain demographic on the heartthrob level. The visuals were just lovely and the Jimmy Buffet music added to the "Florida feel". OK, maybe the story was a little too neat and well packaged for some adults, but hey, who cares? I can't compare it to the book, I honestly hadn't heard of it until the movie came out.

It was just a NICE movie and it had a good message. Plain and simple.


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