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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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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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$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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Trivia

After reviewing Mother Paula's commercial, at the corporate headquarters, the man who enters the room to inform Muckle of a waiting phone call is Carl Hiaasen himself: the author of the book. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Officer Delinko is chasing Roy in his police cruiser, he backs it into a tree and the bumper of his car is clearly banged in. Then it changes view and he hits another tree with the front of his car. However, when the rear bumper is visible again, there is no damage done to the back or the front bumpers and the car is in perfect shape, as though no tree-hitting had occurred at all. See more »

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[Beatrice has run away from home, and revealed herself hiding under Roy's bed]
Roy Eberhardt: How long have you been here?
Beatrice Leep: Oh, don't worry. I kept my eyes closed while you put on your very colorful jammies.
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References Toy Story (1995) See more »

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Funky Kingston
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Toots & the Maytals
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For a first time producer, I thought Jimmy Buffett put together a quality piece of work
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In 'Hoot' Logan Lerman plays Roy Eberhardt, the new kid in school who has just moved from Montana. But Florida is a lot different from Montana. Despite is troubles in blending in, Roy discovers a bigger problem. A new franchise restaurant is coming to town and families of burrowing owls are in trouble. Can the new kid, a tomboy (Brie Larson) and a runaway (Cody Linley) stop big business from destroying these owls' home?

This movie was pretty good. The kids (Logan Lerman, Brie Larson and Cody Linley) are the real stars of this film. Luke Wilson (Officer Delinko) is okay, but really does not have a very big part. Neither does Robert Wagner (Mayor) or Jimmy Buffett (Mr. Ryan).

Nevertheless this was a fun film that the whole family will enjoy. For a first time producer, I thought Jimmy Buffett put together a quality piece of work. Plus the owls were really cute.


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