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Hoot (2006)

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A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director:

Wil Shriner

Writers:

Wil Shriner (screenplay), Carl Hiaasen (novel)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Delinko
Logan Lerman ... Roy Eberhardt
Brie Larson ... Beatrice
Tim Blake Nelson ... Curly
Cody Linley ... Mullet Fingers
Neil Flynn ... Mr. Eberhardt
Clark Gregg ... Muckle
Kiersten Warren ... Mrs. Eberhardt
Jessica Cauffiel ... Kimberly
Dean Collins ... Garrett
Robert Wagner ... Mayor Grandy
Eric Phillips ... Dana
Jimmy Buffett ... Mr. Ryan
John Archie John Archie ... Captain
Robert Donner ... Kalo
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Storyline

The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's time to stand up for the little guys.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoot See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Grande, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,400,000, 7 May 2006

Gross USA:

$8,117,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,224,998
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the film, Jimmy Buffett wears a Gonzo Fist T-shirt in tribute to his friend, Hunter S. Thompson, who passed away in early 2005. Buffett spent time with Thompson in the Florida Keys where Thompson wrote "The Great Shark Hunt (1979)." See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Roy sees Mullet Fingers again, there is a close-up of Mullet Fingers' feet. He is supposedly barefoot, but for a split second, you can see that he is actually wearing sandals. See more »

Quotes

Roy Eberhardt: I knew I couldn't spend the rest of the school year hiding from Beatrice the Bear. I had to take a stand, even if it meant getting decapitated with my own lunch tray.
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Connections

Featured in The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Guys Win
Written by Roger Guth & Mac McAnally
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Jimmy Buffett appears courtesy of Mailboat Records, Inc.
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The film has lots of humor, and a message of saving the environment
2 May 2006 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

(Synopsis) Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) is a teenager who loves living in the wide open spaces and mountains of Montana. Unfortunately for him, his father's job is forcing him to move once again, this time to a small town in Florida. As the new kid in school, Roy has the usual encounter with the school bully on the bus. While riding on the bus, Roy is also intrigued by a teenage boy who was running like the wind and passed the bus in his bare feet. The next day, Roy gets off the bus and tries to catch him, but loses him at the golf course. Roy eventually meets the boy, known as Mullet Fingers (Cody Linley). Mullet Fingers is a runaway living on an abandoned boat near the golf course and a vacant lot that is about to have a pancake house built on it. All by himself, Mullet Fingers has taken up the cause of protecting the burrow owls that are nesting on the vacant lot. If a pancake house is built on the lot, it will destroy the habitat of the burrow owls. Roy joins forces with Mullet Fingers and his sister Beatrice (Brie Larson) to save the owls.

(My Comment) This is one movie the whole family can see. The story is entertaining and heart-warming for all ages. You will love the music of Jimmy Buffett that was played throughout the movie. Jimmy Buffett produced and played a small part as the marine science teacher. This is a pro-environmental film that shows what can be accomplished by three teenagers using the act of civil disobedience. The film has lots of humor, and a message of saving the environment and some beautiful cinematography of Montana and Florida. And of course, don't forget the owls. (New Line Cinema, Run time 1:30, Rated PG)(6/10)


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