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Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

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Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

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Eli Craig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Labine ... Dale
Alan Tudyk ... Tucker
Katrina Bowden ... Allison
Jesse Moss ... Chad
Philip Granger ... Sheriff
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Jason (as Brandon McLaren)
Christie Laing ... Naomi
Chelan Simmons ... Chloe
Travis Nelson Travis Nelson ... Chuck
Alex Arsenault Alex Arsenault ... Todd (as Alexander Arsenault)
Adam Beauchesne ... Mitch
Joseph Allan Sutherland Joseph Allan Sutherland ... Mike (as Joseph Sutherland)
Mitchell Verigin ... College Kid #1
Angela DeCorte Angela DeCorte ... College Kid #2
Karen Reigh Karen Reigh ... Cheryl
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Storyline

Two lovable hillbillies are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw-wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody and hilarious turn for the worse. Written by Tucker

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When up against pure evil...just give'er. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,843, 2 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$223,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,749,516
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Tudyk came up with the idea to pour beer on his face to treat Tucker's bee stings. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper which Allison and Dale read during the movie's finale, is dated Tuesday, July 15, 1990. In 1990, July 15 fell on a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

Tucker: [Unsure of what to say to the sheriff] Oh hidy-ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.
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Edited from Without a Paddle (2004) See more »

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I Dug My Grave and Walked Away
Written by David Isbister (SOCAN), Alan Calimbas (SOCAN), Michael Mestrovic (SOCAN), Brandon Lazenby (SOCAN)
Used by permission of David Isbister (SOCAN), Alan Calimbas (SOCAN), Michael Mestrovic (SOCAN), Brandon Lazenby (SOCAN) and Doug Naugler (SOCAN)
Performed by Mass Undergoe
Courtesy of Mass Undergoe
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A Hidden Treasure
9 January 2011 | by jeff-coatneySee all my reviews

I saw the trailer to this film online and it seemed like a funny - yet unsustainable premise. I went to see it with friends anyway and I can't remember laughing so hard at a film in years. This movie takes a promising premise and knocks it out of the park. The cast is superb in this send-up of the psycho in the woods genre and the writing and direction take what I feared was an unsustainable premise and they give it surprising energy and humor. This is not Scary Movie crap. This is inventive and fresh and it has a beautiful heart. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are the "Hillbillies" in this hilarious tale of prejudice and paranoia and they deliver performances that are grounded and authentic. Tucker and Dale never become plodding stereotypes of ignorant rednecks. They are portrayed with great wit and dignity and the actors never overreach or retreat into the safety and insecurity of broad camp. The cast trusts the writing and the director and it pays off. The script by Morgan Jurgenson and director Eli Craig is tight, smart and has a wonderful heart. These qualities are given life by an above average cast that includes the lovely Katrina Bowden from NBC's 30 Rock. An especially guilty pleasure is the character of Chad, brilliantly played by Jesse Moss who channels some alternate universe version of a sociopathic Tom Cruise as the lead frat-boy. Eli Craig really guided home a winner with this film. The movie sets a course at the beginning and you know where you're headed in the first five minutes-- but Craig's the captain of the ship and this journey is filled with surprises and wonderfully subtle moments that give the film a fun trajectory and a brisk pace. You breezily travel through a fantastic, hilarious and utterly sublime entertainment. Bravo!


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