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

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Fred Wolf

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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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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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Some of the clips used when the television executive proves that Strange Wilderness is too inappropriate, are clips from the Faces of Death series. Examples are: man on fire with Jesus music, man being attacked by an alligator, and Pygmy footage. See more »

Goofs

In the RV, the face of Cooker's beer can changes direction between shots. 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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Features Animal World (1968) See more »

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Clique Chic
Written by Werner Tautz
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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I laughed really hard through quite a bit of it!
7 February 2007 | by wen_d_jSee all my reviews

If you liked Talladega Nights, you will definitely like this one. Very funny stoner movie.

The ending isn't really my taste, a bit on the repulsive side, but overall this movie is hysterically funny. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The comedic timing is perfect, really nicely done production quality overall, and the musical score is fantastic. Nicely paced, didn't really have any draggy parts. The movie is a really good "dood" comedy. I have been recommending it to my friends already. I might not fit the demographic the film is aimed at, but I loved the movie. I love funny stuff and this film split my gut several times. It's a good time.

The movie starts out with outtakes of genuine wildlife show legend, Bill Burrid, getting picked on by an ostrich, and knocked down by goats. I loved watching his show when I was a kid, so right off the bat, I was in love with the movie, curious about the story, and wanted to see where it was going to go.

The humor and dialogue push the envelope of stupidity, but actually has an intelligent edge. That's why it reminds me of Talladega Nights in terms of comedic dialogue style. The movie is silly, but not stupid. This film puts the "Fun" back in "Funny".

The film crew is just a bunch of misfits that get along great. They go in search of Bigfoot, in an attempt to keep it on the air. Murphy's Law is in full swing, in a very funny way throughout the film.

Target market is teen & 20-something males.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$6,575,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,964,734
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2.35 : 1
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