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}

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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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Brie Larson (Beatrice), Clark Gregg (Muckle), and Tim Blake Nelson (Curly) all starred in films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Larson played Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: End Game (2019), Gregg played Agent Phil Coulson in various films such as The Avengers (2012) and in the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), and Nelson played Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk (2008). See more »

Goofs

The drinking cups at the seafood restaurant move when the Captain and Officer Delinko are eating lunch in the first half hour of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Roy Eberhardt: Hey, Dad?
Mr. Eberhardt: Yeah?
Roy Eberhardt: What do you do to catch the bad guys?
Mr. Eberhardt: At work? Well, we don't chase our bad guys down the street. The trick is to catch them in their paperwork. Sooner or later, they all slip up and leave a trail.
Roy Eberhardt: Right.
Mr. Eberhardt: I know it's boring stuff, it's not the razzle-dazzle you were hoping for.
Roy Eberhardt: I don't know. Maybe it is.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, an owl is seen in the screen box staring at the camera. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Wondering Where the Lions Are
Written by Bruce Cockburn
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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Very nice family film
3 September 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am not going to lie and say Hoot is the best family film I have seen, but I am going to say I actually rather liked it. True, the pacing is a little too slow at times, the story perhaps a little predictable and some of the characters are rather clichéd particularly the bully. However, Hoot is beautifully photographed with lovely scenery and the cinematography was very nice. The soundtrack was a pleasant touch and had a somewhat nostalgic feel to it, while the dialogue is humorous and has some sweet parts too, the message is admirable and the direction is above-adequate. And the acting was good on the whole, Logan Lerman is an appealing lead and Brie Larson while petite is alluring and likable enough, while Tim Blake Nelson does a very good job with his role as does Luke Wilson. Overall, very nice and likable, nothing outstanding but it's not awful either. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoot 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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