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Tusk (2014)

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A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.

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Guy Lapointe (as Guy Lapointe)
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Gimli Slider Waitress
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Girl Clerk #2 (as Lily-Rose Melody Depp)
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Kill Bill Kid
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Young Howard Howe
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Storyline

When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Rated R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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19 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$846,831, 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,821,983, 7 November 2014
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Trivia

Wallace's exaggerated podcasts is similar to SModcast, Kevin Smith's weekly podcast series. See more »

Goofs

Lapointe mentions that he requires his "Double double, with eight sugars." A "double double" is a common way of ordering coffee in Tim Hortons (a very popular coffee chain in Canada) and refers to wanting your coffee with two creams and two sugars. The addition of "eight sugars" therefor makes no sense. See more »

Quotes

Howard Howe: Always do sober what you'd do drunk. It will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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Crazy Credits

A scene after the credits shows Guy Lapointe holding his stomach and going "Ya just had to have the second slider. Ya just had to have the second slider." See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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La Luna
Written and performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music
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First ever review: "Artists" trying to out "artist" each other
7 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

By the time I reached the end I felt like I was a third person in a room with some actors and Hollywood people trying to impress each other with how artistic they could be. Johnny Depp makes sure to remind the viewers that he likes to be strange, the conversation between Depp's character and Parks seems like they are ad libbing and trying to one up each other with each line to see who could say the strangest thing.

The movie is basically a joke on the viewer. One of those, you had to be there, types of things that was probably funny for a few minutes. I see that the whole movie took only 15 days. I am not surprised because I think if they had taken any longer they would have realized that maybe it wasn't such a good idea.

I'm sure people who like the movie probably like it more because of reviews like this and how I just don't "get it". I get it, you took a funny ad, made fun of it, had some viewers say that it would be funny if it was a movie, then had fun making a horrible movie. Doesn't make it any more entertaining for someone watching.

Usually I can tell when a movie is about artists trying to prove how artistic they can be when the main character is a writer. The main character as a DJ threw me off.


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