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Without a Paddle (2004)

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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

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Steven Brill

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Fred Wolf (story), Harris Goldberg (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Price Matthew Price ... Young Tom
Andrew Hampton Andrew Hampton ... Young Jerry
Jarred Rumbold Jarred Rumbold ... Young Dan
Carl Snell ... Young Billy
Antony Starr ... Billy Newwood (as Anthony Starr)
Dax Shepard ... Tom Marshall
Matthew Lillard ... Jerry Conlaine
Seth Green ... Dan Mott
Nadine Bernecker ... Angie
Danielle Cormack ... Tony
David Stott David Stott ... Dick Stark
Bonnie Somerville ... Denise
Scott Adsit ... Greasy Man
Morgan Reese Fairhead Morgan Reese Fairhead ... Sandi
Liddy Holloway Liddy Holloway ... Bonnie Newwood
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Storyline

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines:

The call of the wild, the thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jusqu'au cou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,528,946, 22 August 2004

Gross USA:

$58,169,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,397,368
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dax Shepard, Seth Green, and Matthew Lillard all did a majority of their own stunts. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are in the tree with the girls, they call for help on a CB radio. The bad guy hears and responds to them on an FRS radio. This is impossible since the CB works in the 27 MHz range, and the FRS radio works in the 440 MHz range. See more »

Quotes

Tom Marshall: [urging dan to climb through a hole] Come on Dan, your the only one small enough to get through.
Jerry Conlaine: That's what she said.
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »

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Serving Time in the Middle of Nowhere
by Michael Williams, Jim Bower & Joseph LaCaze
Performed by Eyehategod
Published by Magic Arts Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Century Media Records
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Lots of silly laughs,action and adventures in a funny movie
22 February 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film talks about a trio friends(Seth Green,Dax Shepard,Matthew Lillard),later the death a childhood's friend ,they propose the making a hick by canoe into woods of Oregon territory.Their aim is the looking for of D.B Cooper bounty for carrying out the promise they made when were little boys .Cooper was a mythic high-jacker(nowadays famous by character played by Muse Watson in ¨Prison Break¨)who jumped from the airplane(1971) and parachuted,disappearing posteriorly,although his bounty was partially found.The misfit group fulfill a canoeing along the Columbia river where find numerous risks,rapid streams,waterfalls and get worse, besides in the surface encounters dangerous animals like a bear and a drug-cultivating rednecks.But also they know a beautiful girls(Rachel Blanchard and Christina Moore) living on a tree and an older mountain man(Burt Reynolds).

The picture mingles comedy,adventures,action,cynical sense of humor and is pretty bemusing.It's a crossover among ¨Deliverance¨even with the presence of Burt Reynolds and ¨City slickers¨as a Philadelphia young people who are going to countryside excursion.The movie displays several ingredients for the entertaining as glimmer outdoors,stirring canoeing,sexy-girls and thrilling pursuits.The humor is intelligent and bold though sometimes is gross-out.Most of the laughters and sight gags galore work acceptably,especially the jokes between the three friends,as when they flee of the dangerous rednecks and dropped underwater or when the damp trio sleep gather together.Wonderful landscapes are splendidly reflected by the cameraman Jonathan Brown and appropriate musical score by Christophe Beck.The motion picture is professionally directed by Steven Brill. Rating : Passable and amusing.


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