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Tusk (2014)

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A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.

Director:

Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Parks ... Howard Howe
Justin Long ... Wallace Bryton
Genesis Rodriguez ... Ally Leon
Haley Joel Osment ... Teddy Craft
Johnny Depp ... Guy Lapointe (as Guy Lapointe)
Harley Morenstein ... Border Agent
Ralph Garman ... Detective
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Gimli Slider Waitress
Harley Quinn Smith ... Girl Clerk #1
Lily-Rose Depp ... Girl Clerk #2 (as Lily-Rose Melody Depp)
Ashley Greene ... Convenient Store Customer
Douglas Banks Douglas Banks ... Kill Bill Kid
Matthew Shively Matthew Shively ... Young Howard Howe
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Storyline

When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Man is the most dangerous animal See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the restaurant scene with Guy LaPointe (Johnny Depp), the characters discuss the previous murder of a hockey player, called "Gregory Gumtree". This is a reference to the British Craigslist-type website called "Gumtree", which is where Kevin Smith saw the original prank advertisement, on which he based the script for this movie. See more »

Goofs

The bilingual shoulder badge of the border guard says "Duanes", instead of "Douanes".

Actual badges of Canadian customs officers show the terms "Services frontaliers - Border services" since 2003, not "Customs - Douanes" See more »

Quotes

Ally Leon: It's good to cry. It separates us from the animals. Shows you have a soul.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of his name, Johnny Depp is listed in the end credits as Guy Lapointe, his character. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Tusk (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Robert W. Lowden
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings Orchestra)
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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User Reviews

 
Watched once three years ago... STILL thinking about it!
23 December 2018 | by able-70721See all my reviews

I watched when it first came out on DVD... Haven't watched since... bought the DVD... still in shrink wrap. This isn't to say I don't like the movie, but I don't know when I'm going to feel ready to 'attack that beast' again

It really opened up the important question - what WOULD you do if your partner were turned into a walrus?


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tusk See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$846,831, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$1,826,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,882,074
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SModcast Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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