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Strange Wilderness (2008)

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With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed television show, two animal fans go to the Andes Mountains in search of Bigfoot.

Director:

Fred Wolf

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Peter
Allen Covert ... Fred
Jonah Hill ... Cooker
Kevin Heffernan ... Whitaker
Ashley Scott ... Cheryl
Peter Dante ... Danny Gutierrez
Harry Hamlin ... Sky Pierson
Robert Patrick ... Gus Hayden
Joe Don Baker ... Bill Calhoun
Blake Clark ... Dick
Justin Long ... Junior
Jeff Garlin ... Ed Lawson
Ernest Borgnine ... Milas
Jake Abel ... Conservationist
Kevin Alejandro ... Hispanic Man #1
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Storyline

When his father dies, Peter Gaulke inherits "Strange Wilderness," dad's TV show about animals. After ratings plummet and the show is canceled, we watch a long flashback to see its demise. The studio head gives the show two more weeks. An old friend brings a story about Bigfoot in Ecuador, so a long road trip ensues with stops along the way and enough problems, misjudgments, and deaths to sink a less intrepid band. Peter's team faces competition from a better-funded and more practiced set of rivals. Who will find Bigfoot first, and will they get it on tape and save the show? Can Peter make dad proud? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This ain't March of the Penguins. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop language, drug use, crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandes Animais See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,001,719, 3 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,563,357, 2 March 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the clip of the zebra being eaten by the vultures, the zebra "responds" to the birds with "oh my god, oh my god..." is actually a clip taken from Super Troopers (2001). It is Paul Soter when his character is "flashing" Marisa Coughlan outside of the police station while on the phone with her. See more »

Goofs

Right after the crew discovers the camp where their competitors were killed by pygmies, they walk past a lake, supposedly in Ecuador. A mallard duck is swimming around behind them. Mallards don't live in South America. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Gaulke: [talking on phone] Look at my dad. He was the king. I mean, no matter what happened, I mean he was as cool as a cucumber. He never forgot a line, and he never let anything ruffle him. My dad was the king. No doubt. And his TV show ruled the ratings.
[lights up weed]
Peter Gaulke: What was that?
[coughs while getting high]
Peter Gaulke: Excuse me. It was a wildlife show called Strange Wilderness. Oh, you remember that? Do you remember my dad? Oh cool. Yeah, then he died and then I took over the show, then it went...
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Strange Wilderness (2013) See more »

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Gypsy Woman
Composed and performed by Waddy Wachtel
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Not much of a plot, but a lot of sight gags for the Happy Madison crowd.
18 February 2008 | by jcerioSee all my reviews

After being invited to see this, I was unsure because I had seen and heard so little about it. I must admit that even though the plot is almost non-existent and the most talented actors are not really utilized as well as they could have been, I really enjoyed myself. Taken as I believe that director and writer intended, this movie delivers enough low-brow humor (especially sight gags) that I found myself laughing all the way through. Some of Steve Zahn's voice-overs of stock wildlife footage are priceless. If you are a fan of low-brow romps, I would wait for this to come to HBO or rental DVD. Definitely not the worst $7.00 I've ever spent at a matinée.


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