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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

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Without a Paddle 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:

$73,029,190
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

D.B. Cooper was the name that reporters gave to a man who, in 1971, hijacked an airliner, extorted $200,000 from its owner (Northwest Orient), and parachuted off the airborne plane with 21 pounds of $20 bills strapped to his body. He was never caught, and it is generally assumed that he did not survive his parachute landing. See more »

Goofs

When Dan, Tom, and Jerry are found in the barn of the pot-farmers, Tom puts the weed he was trying to steal behind his back three times, then in the next shot the weed is gone. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Conlaine: TREEEEEES!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Wonderful World
by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss
Performed by Joey Ramone
Published by Range Road Music, Inc. / Quartet Music / Abilene Music (c/o The Songwriters Guild of America (ASCAP))
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Surprisingly brilliant
22 July 2005 | by CELTIC_19See all my reviews

To be honest, I was expecting a bit of a disaster with this movie but it turned out to be far better than I thought. Sure! It's no classic, has its flaws but it just refuses to take itself seriously. The three leads are very strong - Seth Green just edging it cos hes just adorable in this! Some very, VERY funny moments in this, maybe a little too many moments where the films tries to over emphasise some messages but that will be clear when you've seen the film. Also a total "where have I seen you before" moment with the girl from Clueless! However, I fully recommend you give this film a try, you won't be disappointed! 8/10 for comedy with a heart!


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