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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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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

The t-shirts worn by the contestants in the hot dog eating contest display a yellow, red and turquoise logo, which is identical to New Mexico state license plates. The plates consist of a yellow background, red numbers and letters, and turquoise graphics on the bottom. A large portion of Beerfest was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

When they return to Munich the second time, the cut to Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche in Munich is quickly followed by a shot of taxis in Berlin, around the Hotel Vier Fruehling am Zoo. See more »

Quotes

Barry Badrinath: [upon waking up after the first night of training, with blood all over his face, next to a deer with its throat ripped out] Oh no, not again!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures logos are on the side of a beer glass. 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 Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Have a Drink on Me
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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fun, with quite a few laughs
26 August 2006 | by sackjiglerSee all my reviews

Its not brilliant and it doesn't try to be. If you go into this movie knowing you are watching a movie called beerfest, you should have a good time. A lot of jokes flying fast and does not take itself seriously, which is a good thing sometimes. I mean, there was a lot of hyped movies this summer that really let down and took themselves too seriously, so sometimes its great to get a movie that knows it's dumb and revels in it. Lots of gratuitous nudity, cursing, and stupidity make this one a lot of fun. It may not have the great jokes like super troopers did, but it's just as funny. Perfect type of movie when you just need to let go for a couple hours. So, if you like broken lizard, watch this movie. If you don't, stop watching their movies and complaining that they're not funny. I give it a 7 just cause it took my mind off reality for a while and I laughed quite a bit.


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