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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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to Kevin Smith, most of the budget was used to obtain the rights to use the song "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac. See more »

Goofs

Guy Lapointe says that 'the bodies had no sexy time done to them.' However, in the same scene, he tells Ally and Teddy that a torso was found clogging the sewers, and mentions other body parts that were found as being all that were left of victims; It is practically impossible to conclude that no sexual abuse occurred with victims, from mere body parts being recovered from this serial killer. 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 »

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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Broken Wings
Written by Adam Lee
Performed by Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Company
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You'll find yourself saying 'What am I watching' more than once
19 March 2015 | by catofnimesSee all my reviews

SPOILER: Well what can I say, Tusk is a film of it's own. The premise of the film is Justin Long being turned into a patch- work walrus. It is a hit or miss film, you either love it or hate it.

Justin Longs acting in this film is great, but the film had a lot of jumping around and doesn't feel fluid with it's character arcs. It aims to be a dark comedy and I did find myself chuckling at some parts in the film, I equally found myself saying 'What am I watching' just as often. There isn't really much character development in the movie, but you do grow attached to Justin Longs character by the end of the film. The actual walrus when you see it is slightly disturbing.

I genuinely felt slightly upset at the end of the film, but I felt as though the film could have been written better. If there was a more fluid feel to the scenes, and more development on the characters then this film would be getting better ratings.

The overall story is original, the acting is great, but as a final product it feels very rushed and choppy. I enjoyed tusk and think that it is underrated and being played off as 'too weird'

Yes, it's a weird film but it's trying to be different and is a nice change of pace from most horror films these days. If you want a film that will make you genuinely say 'WTF' at the end, tusk is for you. If you're going into this film expecting a good horror film, you're going to be disappointed.


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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

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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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