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Trouble ohne Paddel (Without a Paddle)
U.S.A. 2004

Opening 13 Jan 2005

Directed by: Steven Brill
Writing credits: Fred Wolf, Harris Goldberg, Tom Nursall, Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse
Principal actors: Dax Shepard, Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Nadine Bernecker, Danielle Cormack

Thirty-year-olds Dan, Tom, and Jerry (Dax Shepard, Matthew Lillard, Seth Green) attend the funeral of their friend Billy. This leads to a rash of reminiscing, a visit to their childhood tree house and the decision to canoe into the forests of Oregon, USA, to seek the treasure of D.B. Cooper. They run up against a hard-nosed cop, a bear, two drug-running hillbillies, and a waterfall. They have gone full circle when they climb into another tree house, this time occupied by two beautiful babes, tree huggers for Earth Mother. Eventually, they realize that “being alive is the treasure. We got our most valuable possession back.” Or: the experience matured them and they return to girlfriend, doctor’s office, and Cub Scout den. What begins as Wilde Kerle turns into an adolescent Indiana Jones comedy with foul language, bathroom jokes, and male insecurity. The soundtrack is loud and fast with Blind Melon, Culture Club, Sigma, Rolling Stones, AD, R. Kelly, Spiderbait, etc. Burt Reynolds makes a cameo appearance as Dell the woodsman. By director Steven Brill, teenaged boys will love it. (Becky Tan)

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