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Beerfest (2006)

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Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

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Jay Chandrasekhar

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Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
M.C. Gainey ... Priest
Paul Soter ... Jan Wolfhouse
Erik Stolhanske ... Todd Wolfhouse / Young Baron Ludwig
Cloris Leachman ... Great Gam Gam
Jürgen Prochnow ... Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
Cameron Scher ... Helmut
Owain Yeoman ... Aussie Sailor #1
Tom Tate ... Aussie Sailor #2
Allan Graf ... Soup Waiter
Chris Moss ... German Producer
Bjorn Johnson ... Mr. Schniedelwichsen (as Bjørn Johnson)
Kevin Heffernan ... Landfill / Gil / Sausage Lady
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Barry / Blind Sikh
Steve Lemme ... Fink / Emcee
Collin Thornton Collin Thornton ... Little Boy
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Storyline

After the death of their grandfather Johann von Wolfhause, the brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse travel to Munich to fulfill a family tradition, spreading the ashes of Johann during the Oktoberfest. Their contact brings them to a secret beer competition, the Beerfest", where they are offended by Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen and the German branch of their family that accuse their great-grandmother of being a prostitute and their grandfather of stealing an old recipe of the best beer in Germany. Jan and Todd returns to USA humiliated and decide to organize a beer team to dispute the next Beerfest. They join Landfill, Barry and Fink and train long the year to participate in the competition. When they find the lost recipe hidden in a dummy, they feel that their German relatives told the truth. But the team is ready for the tough dispute. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Brewed in 2006 See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bierfest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,228, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,185,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,387,597
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Beerfest was inspired by Broken Lizard's experiences at Colgate University, as well as a spontaneous "boat race" drinking contest at a beer festival between the comedy troupe members and Australians during the promotion of Super Troopers (2001). The names of some of the characters in Beerfest are taken from classmates and fraternity brothers at Colgate University, including the nickname "Landfill" and a brief mention of "Tommy Malarky". After the German cast members completed their final day of filming, the American and German cast competed in another boat race; the Broken Lizard team won two out of three games. See more »

Goofs

When the team starts training with their first keg, Barry drinks half of his beer and says it is cold; in the following shots his glass is full, then almost empty. See more »

Quotes

Aussie Sailor #2: I think we should fuckin' BRAIN'em!
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Gag Reel is shown See more »

Connections

Referenced in Franklin & Bash: Freck (2013) See more »

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Come On
Written by Larry Troutman and Roger Troutman
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I just don't understand...
26 August 2006 | by Pigman44See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I loved Super Troopers. Club Dread on the other hand was not one of my favorites. So i was hoping that this would be better than Club Dread but I did not think it could even compare to Super Troopers. But was i wrong. This movie was absolutely hilarious.

I just don't understand why people are giving it terrible reviews. It was the funniest movie I have seen in theatres in a long time(as well as Clerks II). I understand the lack of plot but who says lets go see Beerfest, it will probably be a great epic? I went to see people drink beer, get wasted and do stupid things and thats exactly what I got.

I laughed from the beginning to the end of the movie, there was not a dull moment in the whole thing. And when the American team was competing against the other countries, I was cheering as if i was watching a real professional sport.

So, if you are looking for a good laugh and an all around good time go see Beerfest you will not be disappointed.


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