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Beerfest (2006)

R | | Comedy | 25 August 2006 (USA)
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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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Details

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All three of the senior Von Wolfhausens were named for classical music composers. They are named for Ludwig Von Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more »

Goofs

When USA and Germany are playing turbo quarters, if you look very closely you can see that the German on the end never actually picks up the quarters they just appear in his hand as he gets close to the stack revealing the use of CGI. See more »

Quotes

Todd Wolfhouse: [after trying the beer] What's wrong?
Jan Wolfhouse: This means Great Gam Gam really was a whore.
Todd Wolfhouse: [thinks about it for a second, then runs off with his ears covererd] LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA...
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Crazy Credits

Gag Reel is shown See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema version Warner Bros. chose to remove a scene of sexualized asphyxiation in order to achieve the requested '15' rating. The scene was restored to the UK DVD and the rating raised to an '18'. See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Chug Chug Chug A-Lug (Push and Shove) (Part 1)
Written by Joseph Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli
Performed by The Meters
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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WAY better than expected
23 August 2006 | by crash_davisSee all my reviews

I had really low expectations going into this film, but much to my surprise, the film is absolutely hilarious. A real throwback to classic films such as "Animal House" and "Stripes", as well as newer fare such as "Old School". Thankfully it's a solid "R" (nudity and drug use galore) which is welcome in these overly safe, PG-13 days. Definitely Broken Lizard's funniest film (better than SUPER TROOPERS and way, way, way better than the horrible DUKES OF HAZZARD). I can honestly say I haven't laughed this hard in quite a while at a film. Made me long for my long, lost college days. Will make you want to crack open a cold one after wards...


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