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Montana Amazon (2012)

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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly ... See full summary »

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Deborah Brock (as D.G. Brock)

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P.D. Hughen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Proctor ... Narrator (voice)
Olympia Dukakis ... Ira
Alison Brie ... Ella
Haley Joel Osment ... Womple
Miguel Nájera ... Store Owner Freddy
Eagle Young Eagle Young ... Black Jimmy
James MacDonald ... Heirik
Jared Rains Jared Rains ... Black Jimmy's Father
Veronica Cartwright ... Margaret
Paul Collins ... Bill
Mario Revolori ... Fishing Boy (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
Jack Kehler ... Fruit Stand Owner
Jason De Hoyos Jason De Hoyos ... Helpful Pickup Driver
Adam Chambers ... Idaho Gas Station Attendant
Ariel Winter ... Ella Age 9
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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly dysfunctional teenage grand kids, across the American West into a comic collision with the mainstream world. Montana Amazon is a both funny and poignant fable on the nature of the human family. Written by DG Brock

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Misadventures of the Dunderheads See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not one scene was filmed in Montana. Was filmed in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and California. See more »

Soundtracks

Tipsy Part II
Written by Eddie Baytos
© 2011 Tallhead Music Publishing, BMI
Performed by Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Brothers
Used by permission
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Pass.

I just watched this movie. Good grief. Three weirdly combative, unstable creeps (a mute grandmother and her bickering grandson and granddaughter) attempting to drive to Canada (without any sense of direction or knowledge of how to drive a car) after the grandson accidentally kills a man. Along the way, there are more accidental murders, weird dreams about the kids' long-missing father, and, for a flick Comcast billed as a comedy, there's not an ounce of humor. In other words, we have unlikeable characters in a meandering, aimless plot. There's a metaphor for purgatory here, that is a bit too blatant to be called sub-text.

The only positives about the movie: the actors do a good job, even though the material itself isn't worth it. And, outside of that, even as an emotionally stunted dirtball, Alison Brie is still so pretty she could sell a glass of fire to a man dying of thirst. And the ending was pretty good. But getting to that ending was such a chore.


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