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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

Taglines:

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 »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chouette 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brie Larson (Beatrice), Clark Gregg (Muckle), and Tim Blake Nelson (Curly) all starred in films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Larson played Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: End Game (2019), Gregg played Agent Phil Coulson in various films such as The Avengers (2012) and in the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), and Nelson played Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk (2008). See more »

Goofs

The drinking cups at the seafood restaurant move when the Captain and Officer Delinko are eating lunch in the first half hour of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[about Dana, after Roy broke his nose]
Roy Eberhardt: I wrote him a note, that should be the end of it.
Garrett: A note? That's adorable. What did you say? "I'm sorry I smoked you. Please don't break every bone in my body. Please leave me one good arm so I can feed myself"?
Roy Eberhardt: You're hysterical.
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Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) 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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GREAT movie
5 May 2006 | by catmino1982See all my reviews

This movie was great. I saw it on the first day it came out, and I was thrilled! I shook with laughter at some of the jokes like "Ling Ho" and the too-small police car. Cody Linley, Logan Lerman, and Brie Larson played their roles perfectly: Cody as the nameless rebel, Logan as the new kid turned hero, and Brie as the caring girl with a tough exterior. The plot is simple and easy to follow: Roy Eberhart moves to the small town of Coconut Cove, Florida. After a rocky start, he meets a tall blonde girl who slowly comes to trust him, and her stepbrother, the "barefoot kid" she calls Mullet Fingers. Together, they work to save the burrowing owls from being bulldozed. Overall, a great movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes to see a nice story of friendship. Two thumbs up for Hoot!


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