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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)
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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$3,400,000, 7 May 2006

Gross USA:

$8,117,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,224,998
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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

The fine print beneath the newspaper photo showing the spray-painted police car credits producer, writer, and director Wil Shriner as the photographer. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Curly Brannit is about to enter the construction trailer restroom to hit a rat with a baseball bat, the shadow of a boom mic moves into view in the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Mullet Fingers: You've got to start thinking like an outlaw!
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Connections

Featured in The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) 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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Hoot is a good family film
4 May 2006 | by marc-262See all my reviews

It is great to see a film starring kids whose idea of "acting adult" is not engaging in sensuality. Instead, these kids see a problem in their community and take responsibility for helping to solve it. Hoot is a film aimed squarely at families looking for a fun day at the cinema. The production values are good, especially sweeping shots of Montana and Florida. The soundtrack by Jimmy Buffet is a perfect fit. The young actors are spirited and refreshing.

The plot, about a trio of kids who work together to save some burrowing owls from death at the hands of an unscrupulous pancake house empire builder, will engage kids. So many films make children appear powerless, it is nice to see a movie that shows children working hard to make a difference. And even though parents are absent or temporarily distracted, it was pleasant to see kids who want to follow in their parents footsteps and try to right injustices.

If you are tired of all of the self-indulgent story lines about children that fill the cinema, give Hoot a shot. Then take some time to talk to your kids about the adventure of serving others and caring about the world they live in. A positive message from a positive film.


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