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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.


Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith
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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


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


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


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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agyar See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$846,831, 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,821,983, 7 November 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SModcast Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs



Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quentin Tarantino was offered the role of Guy Lapointe, but turned it down, saying he dug the script and "couldn't wait to watch Michael Parks let loose his internal Kraken". Kevin Smith said in an interview, that Tarantino thought he was getting a different part, and not that of Guy Lapointe, that's why he turned it down, which led to Johnny Depp being cast. See more »


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


[drugs Wallace]
Howard Howe: There, there. It'll be all right, Mr Tusk.
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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 »


Spoofs The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) See more »


O Waly, Waly
Performed and produced by Gerard Way
Gerard Way appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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First ever review: "Artists" trying to out "artist" each other
7 January 2015 | by elwartowskiSee all my reviews

By the time I reached the end I felt like I was a third person in a room with some actors and Hollywood people trying to impress each other with how artistic they could be. Johnny Depp makes sure to remind the viewers that he likes to be strange, the conversation between Depp's character and Parks seems like they are ad libbing and trying to one up each other with each line to see who could say the strangest thing.

The movie is basically a joke on the viewer. One of those, you had to be there, types of things that was probably funny for a few minutes. I see that the whole movie took only 15 days. I am not surprised because I think if they had taken any longer they would have realized that maybe it wasn't such a good idea.

I'm sure people who like the movie probably like it more because of reviews like this and how I just don't "get it". I get it, you took a funny ad, made fun of it, had some viewers say that it would be funny if it was a movie, then had fun making a horrible movie. Doesn't make it any more entertaining for someone watching.

Usually I can tell when a movie is about artists trying to prove how artistic they can be when the main character is a writer. The main character as a DJ threw me off.

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