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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Delinko
... Roy Eberhardt
... Beatrice
... Curly
... Mullet Fingers
... Mr. Eberhardt
... Muckle
... Mrs. Eberhardt
... Kimberly
... Garrett
... Mayor Grandy
... Dana
... Mr. Ryan
John Archie ... Captain
... Kalo
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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.


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

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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Chouette  »

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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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This film holds the record for the worst domestic opening weekend of any film opening in more than 3,000 theaters. In its opening weekend, it grossed just $3,368,197 at 3,018 theaters, for a per screen average of $1,116 per theater. The final gross was $8,117,637, just over half of the $15,000,000 production budget. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Officer Delinko tells Roy's parents that he has been bitten by a dog, as Roy's parents drive up, there is no license plate on the front of the car. However, when Delinko has his back to the camera and the front of the car is in frame, there is a blacked-out license plate on the front of the car. See more »

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Chuck Muckle: Mr. Branitt, what does one hundred pancake houses sound like to you?
Curly Branitt: It sounds like an awful lot of pancake houses.
Chuck Muckle: It will be a record! I will be the first regional manager in the history of Mother Paula's to reach one hundred pancake houses. And that is the stuff that food and beverage industry legends are made of! Ah... it is my dream. And you are responsible, Mr. Branitt, for making a tiny piece of that very big dream come true.
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References Rambo III (1988) See more »

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Back of the Bus
Written by Garrett Dutton
Performed by Garrett Dutton (as G Love)
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Unviersal Music Enterprises
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Great family movie, strong Florida Ecology Message.
7 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you read the book by Carl Hiaasen, the movie follows pretty much true to form, with a few minor changes for Hollywood. In my opinion this is a great family movie. Luke Wilson (Officer Delinko)pretty well steals the show from an all-star cast that includes Robert Wagner and Jimmy Buffet. The kids in the movie do a great job led by Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, and Cody Linley.

Brie Larson is maybe a little too petite to play Beatrice. I pictured a bigger girl, maybe 6 foot, 175 lbs, in the role of Beatrice. This might have made her more believable in her role of beating up Dana. They should have developed her "tough girl" character more, and had her bite through a tire, or kick a soccer ball through a person. She is very pretty, and I understand why she was cast, she is a box office attraction.

This is about as PG as a movie gets these days, no sex, and very little violence. This movie is a parents'dream come true, a movie with a strong environmental message, with kids that have deep appreciation for the beauty of Florida and its wildlife. It shows how adults have fallen short in the stewardship of our planet, and that our children can demand better. One of my favorite lines in the movie is when Mullet Fingers says, "Florida could use some mountains like Montana. Florida is so flat there is nothing to stop developers from clearing it coast to coast". Also, the photography of Florida wildlife spoke volumes without dialog. As a family movie with kids ages 5-15, this is a great movie! As a bonus parents' will be entertained, especially if they're "parrotheads".


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