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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Priest
... Jan Wolfhouse
... Todd Wolfhouse / Young Baron Ludwig
... Great Gam Gam
... Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
... Helmut
... Aussie Sailor #1
Tom Tate ... Aussie Sailor #2
... Soup Waiter
... German Producer
... Mr. Schniedelwichsen (as Bjørn Johnson)
... Landfill / Gil / Sausage Lady
... Barry / Blind Sikh
... Fink / Emcee
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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Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bierfest  »

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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

While in the Beerfest "arena" they show portraits of the Von Wolfhaus ancestors. One of the portraits is of the 11th President of the United States James K. Polk. See more »

Goofs

When Landfill's wife is giving him CPR in the kitchen, she administers chest compressions to the right side of his chest, instead of the middle-left, about where the heart is. See more »

Quotes

Jan Wolfhouse: So yeah, I heard you got fired from the brewery?
Landfill: [Landfill gets mad, throws his trophy] God damn brewery! You know that brewery makes 10,000 bottles of beer a day. I drink 45 of them, and I'm the asshole!
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The Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures logos are on the side of a beer glass. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Bidibodi Bidibu
Written by Alessandro Franchi (as A. Franchi) & Daniele Torrente (as D. Torrente)
Performed by Bubbles
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Lovable silliness
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

From the first few minutes on "Beerfest" heads straight into debauchery without making any excuses for it. However, this movie is closer to classic National Lampoon movies such as "Animal House" or "European Vacation" than to the vulgar sex-comedies that have been so popular ever since "American Pie". Make no mistake, "Beerfest" is full of nudity, dick jokes and all kinds of deliberate lowbrow humor. The difference to aforementioned sex-comedies is that "Beerfest"'s stupidity is much more self-aware and also aimed at an audience that understands this and can laugh about it from one step away. Or to make it sound less pretentious: this comedy has a lot of heart. When Germans are merely primitive giants in this movie it's clear that this is a comedic stereotype that must not be taken seriously by any means. The Germans and the depiction of German traditions is really the highlight of this movie.

Like Broken Lizard's previous theatrical adventure "State Troopers" this one is mindless, silly fun with a great cast, but all in all "Beerfest" is the better movie. Not a classic, but very enjoyable.


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