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Bait Shop (2008)

PG | | Comedy | Video 2 September 2008
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The owner of a small town bait shop signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure.

Director:

C.B. Harding

Writers:

Bear Aderhold (screenplay), Jonathan Bernstein (teleplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Engvall ... Bill Dugan
Jim R. Coleman ... Announcer (as Jim Coleman)
Mary Rachel Quinn ... Laura Dugan (as Mary Rachel Dudley)
Wilbur Houston Wilbur Houston ... Melvin
Richard Riehle ... Gus
Maureen Preuss Maureen Preuss ... Betty
Christopher Schmidt ... Odd Job
Rus Blackwell ... Dale
David Mackey ... Roy
Billy Ray Cyrus ... Hot Rod Johnson
Vincent Martella ... Scott
Harve Presnell ... Jack
Billy Joe Shaver ... Buddy
Tim Powell ... Donnie Rains
David Neil Enfinger David Neil Enfinger ... Cuckholded man (as Neil Enfinger)
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Storyline

Paradise Lake, near Kissimmee, Florida, is hosting a Professional Bass Association contest. Local bait-shop owner and former amateur champ, Bill Dugan, is in deep trouble: the bank wants $15,000 for the shop's mortgage, he doesn't tell his wife who's angry when she finds out, and his wealthy blow-hard father-in-law wants Bill to work for him. The tournament favorite is Hot Rod Johnson, a crowd-pleaser and ESPN darling who'll do anything to win. Bill's son Scott thinks Hot Rod is cool, Hot Rod opens a huge store close to Bill's, his ne'er-do-well pals are ready to desert him, and Bill may lose it all. His one hope is to enter the contest and win the prize. Time to fish or cut bait. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language and rude humor | See all certifications »
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The bait shop in the movie was located at the Kissimmee, Florida Lake Toho lakefront. Also, Hot Rod's bait shop is actually the County extension office at Osceola Heritage Park. See more »

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Best movie I've ever seen about a bait shop..........
17 June 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Obviously a labor of love, this family movie will appeal to a very limited audience. Definitely not a chick flick, unless your girlfriend or spouse is into fishing. I suppose fishermen, and anybody who tolerates goofy characters doing stupid things, might find it bearable. The actors are definitely limited by the overly simplistic script. Richard Riehle, and Harve Presnell are welcome additions to the supporting cast. In fact, Harve Presnell's character is not unlike the abrasive Fatherinlaw he played to perfection in "Fargo". "Bait Shop" is an effective time waster, if you happen to be in the mood for mindless entertainment. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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