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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.

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Kevin Smith

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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.

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All that separates man from animal are the stories he tells. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The epic English poem "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" is quoted by Howard Howe, as pointed out by Wallace, but this movie has much more to do with the poem than just a reference: What the young Howard Howe had to do to survive in his past is very similar to what the narrator did in the beginning of the famous poem: which winds up cursing he and his shipmates. See more »

Goofs

The flag in the border office is not the right size - a Canadian flag is twice as long as it is wide. See more »

Quotes

Wallace Bryton: How far is Bifrost from here?
Girl Clerk #2: Bifrost? Shit, that's far.
Girl Clerk #1: [in Canadian accent] It's aboot 2 hours from here.
Wallace Bryton: Yeah, these girls are telling me it's "aboot" two hours away.
Girl Clerk #1: I hate American guys.
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Crazy Credits

The ending of Kevin Smith's SModcast episode #259 called "The Walrus and the Carpenter", where Kevin Smith is with his longtime friend and producer Scott Mosier discussing and joking around with the story's third act, is heard in the second half of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Tusk
Written by Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Gross but kinda a fascinating
11 February 2017 | by vsusanmoonSee all my reviews

This is a brutally gross film so I understand those that do not like it at all since it reminds them films like "Human Centipede." I have watched this film a few years back not really liking it and now feeling like it serves as one of those films you can't take too seriously but can't look away from because it too bizarre.

Justin Long stars as Wallace, the main protagonist, along with Haley Joel Osmont as Teddy, two friends who run a podcast making fun of others for fun and money. Due to their many misadventures Wallace goes to Canada to find material for one of his bits for his podcast only to comes up empty handed. That is until Wallace reads Michael Parks's letter on a bathroom wall looking for a lodging partner which takes us into what becomes of Justin Long.

Michael Parks does a good job playing the "crazy old man with an obsession", pretty much the only things that stands out in this film. Kevin Smith does a good job of taking a strange part of his life and making it rather sick. The movie reminds you of "The Fly" in that it transforms someone from one level of a human being to the extreme.It isn't horror movie I'd love for the ages but once in a while if you want to fill that nasty, putrid part of your life then I guess this is the movie for it.

**SPOILER** ending leaves wondering how is Wallace still alive?! He would of died of infection either that or god take him out of his misery.


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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:

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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

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SModcast Pictures See more »
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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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2.35 : 1
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