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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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Border Agent
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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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Agyar  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$846,831 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$1,821,983 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Trivia

According to Kevin Smith, most of the budget was used to obtain the rights to use the song "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac. See more »

Goofs

The bilingual shoulder badge of the border guard says "Duanes", instead of "Douanes".

Actual badges of Canadian customs officers show the terms "Services frontaliers - Border services" since 2003, not "Customs - Douanes" See more »

Quotes

Guy Lapointe: [revealing prior writing on a notepad by shading over it with a pencil] You see that?
Ally Leon: Wow... That's amazing.
Teddy Craft: They did it in The Big Lebowski.
Guy Lapointe: Do you know, that's exactly where I learned it from. Isn't that weird?
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Crazy Credits

The ending of Kevin Smith's SModcast episode #259 called "The Walrus and the Carpenter", where Kevin Smith is with his longtime friend and producer Scott Mosier discussing and joking around with the story's third act, is heard in the second half of the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Tusk
Written by Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Kevin Smith makes Human Centipede
5 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I haven't enjoyed a moment of this movie.

I am sick to death of torture porn and I'm sick to death of critics claiming these movies to be "social commentary" on all sorts of things. And man do critics love that sort of shtick, starting with Salo and ending with Red State.

And people saying that this movie is not to be taken seriously - you know, when a movie is bad, it's not necessarily 'ironically bad', sometimes it's just bad.

When something is funny - I don't have to pretend it's funny and go into it with a certain mindset. Like I don't have to look at this sick crap and pretend that it is somehow funny.

It's too silly to be a horror flick and too disturbing to be a comedy. It's like a bad joke.


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