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Wild Hogs (2007)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 March 2007 (USA)
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A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

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Walt Becker

Writer:

Brad Copeland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Doug Madsen
John Travolta ... Woody Stevens
Martin Lawrence ... Bobby Davis
William H. Macy ... Dudley Frank
Ray Liotta ... Jack
Marisa Tomei ... Maggie
Kevin Durand ... Red
M.C. Gainey ... Murdock
Jill Hennessy ... Kelly Madsen
Dominic Janes ... Billy Madsen
Tichina Arnold ... Karen Davis
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Charley
Jason Sklar ... Earl Dooble
Randy Sklar ... Buck Dooble
Drew Sidora ... Haley Davis
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Storyline

Four middle-aged men decide to take a road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. Taking their motorcycles, these "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink not knowing that the bar belongs to the "Del Fuegos", a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, the four men form a plan to steal their bike back. Written by Glenn D. Harvey

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A lot can happen on the road to nowhere. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Hogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,699,023, 4 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$168,273,550, 2 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,625,427
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel was planned, but scrapped, due to the critical and commercial failure of Old Dogs (2009), also directed by Walt Becker. See more »

Goofs

Albuquerque, NM landmarks and signs visible in Cincinnati scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dudley Frank: [after getting a fist-tap from Woody and nearly wiping out] Whoa! Whoa! Oh! Man, oh, man. I almost lost it back there. I didn't know what was going on.
[hits a sign face first]
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shows up and gives the Del Fuegos a new home, courtesy of the Wild Hogs. A few members have interviews with talking about the new bar. And a shot of the Wild Hogs in a bar watching the show. See more »

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Referenced in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) See more »

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Performed by Kyle Gass
Karaoke master courtesy of Sound Choice
Kyle Gass performs courtesy of Epic Records
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Looking for an escape from your life? Take a time-out
24 February 2007 | by rbaarSee all my reviews

I attended a pre-release screening of the movie in Philadelphia, and I went in expecting a lot of zany sequences, funny violence and a truckload of laughs, and I wasn't disappointed.

Messrs. Travolta, Allen, Lawrence and Macy fit their parts well, and while the story doesn't demand a lot from the actors, they are good as middle-aged professionals tired of their boring lives. The film's theme is a road-trip across America on Harley-Davidson's, with leather jackets ("Wild Hogs" is what they call themselves) and all the other paraphernalia. The whole movie is littered with stereotypes and clichéd characters and plots, and this lends an air of predictability to it. Some people might say that it's closer to an animation, given the generous helpings of crashes and falls, but then I didn't find it to be a put-off because it doesn't pretend to be an action film. You fall, you look funny, you get back up, and story moves on.

At the outset, I thought that there might be a resemblance to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, with it's concept of two tired guys out to discover the American Dream, but it isn't so. The humour is rib-tickling at times, and mostly slapstick. Among individual performances, nobody really steals the screen, but the overall chemistry between the Wild Hogs is good. Ray Liotta plays the bad guy with an overdose of menace, and Marisa Tomei did a good job of looking pretty. Some of the cinematography is breathtaking, but for a road trip across America, there was very little of variety in location.

I won't advise spending $15 on it in a theater, but it'll be a fun watch with friends, when the DVD comes out, much like how I would judge Eurotrip.


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