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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 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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From the comic geniuses who brought you the phenomenon "Super Troopers". See more »

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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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Trivia

Will Forte impressed the cast with his beer drinking speed. See more »

Goofs

Todd plays in the final game because the Germans claim he has not participated in any of the events, which breaks the rules of Beerfest. However, he is seen (poorly) playing Beer Pong against the English team shortly after the competition begins. One possibility is that every team member must participate in every round. See more »

Quotes

Krista Krundle: [during sex] Landfill #2, you are twice the man Landfill #1 was!
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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

Featured in The Big Review: Episode #1.11 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ca Plane pour Moi
Written by Yves Lacomblez (as Yves Maurice Lacomblez) and Lou De Prijck
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
Courtesy of AMC Records Belgium
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Lovable silliness
17 February 2007 | by SuperunknovvnSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,228, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$19,185,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,387,597
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2.35 : 1
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