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Beerfest (2006)

R | | Comedy | 25 August 2006 (USA)
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Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

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Jay Chandrasekhar

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Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
M.C. Gainey ... Priest
Paul Soter ... Jan Wolfhouse
Erik Stolhanske ... Todd Wolfhouse / Young Baron Ludwig
Cloris Leachman ... Great Gam Gam
Jürgen Prochnow ... Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
Cameron Scher ... Helmut
Owain Yeoman ... Aussie Sailor #1
Tom Tate ... Aussie Sailor #2
Allan Graf ... Soup Waiter
Chris Moss ... German Producer
Bjorn Johnson ... Mr. Schniedelwichsen (as Bjørn Johnson)
Kevin Heffernan ... Landfill / Gil / Sausage Lady
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Barry / Blind Sikh
Steve Lemme ... Fink / Emcee
Collin Thornton Collin Thornton ... Little Boy
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Storyline

After the death of their grandfather Johann von Wolfhause, the brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse travel to Munich to fulfill a family tradition, spreading the ashes of Johann during the Oktoberfest. Their contact brings them to a secret beer competition, the Beerfest", where they are offended by Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen and the German branch of their family that accuse their great-grandmother of being a prostitute and their grandfather of stealing an old recipe of the best beer in Germany. Jan and Todd returns to USA humiliated and decide to organize a beer team to dispute the next Beerfest. They join Landfill, Barry and Fink and train long the year to participate in the competition. When they find the lost recipe hidden in a dummy, they feel that their German relatives told the truth. But the team is ready for the tough dispute. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Prepare for the ultimate chug of war. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bierfest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,228, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,185,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,387,597
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Beer boots (or Bierstiefel) have their origins in legend: a German general promised his troops to drink beer from his boot if they were successful in battle. When the troops prevailed, the general had a glassmaker fashion a boot from glass to fulfill his promise without tasting his own feet and to avoid spoiling the beer in his leather boot. Since then, soldiers have enjoyed toasting to their victories with a beer boot. See more »

Goofs

During the Beirut match between the U.S. and Germany, after the first German shoots, it shows it going in but you can see a yellow ball bounce on the bottom left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: Drunken recall. I gave my subjects massive quantities of alcohol and then I taught them things while they were blacked out. When they woke up the next morning, they couldn't remember anything. But when I got them drunk again, they remembered everything that I taught them the night before. I got it published.
Landfill: Where?
Steve "Fink" Finklestein: In Maxim Magazine under the tile of "E=MC Hammered".
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures logos are on the side of a beer glass. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema version Warner Bros. chose to remove a scene of sexualized asphyxiation in order to achieve the requested '15' rating. The scene was restored to the UK DVD and the rating raised to an '18'. See more »

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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Not Afraid
Written by G. Ponticelli and Daniele Torrente (as D. Torrente)
Performed by Doktor Noize DJ
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Super Troopers this is not
23 August 2006 | by exsodus2See all my reviews

I went and saw a screening of Beerfest yesterday and I have to say I pleasantly surprised. I went in with unrealistically high hopes as Super Troopers was one of my favorite comedies of all time. Although this movie stands on it's own, Super Troopers is the clear winner in my opinion. However, Beerfest was better than Club Dread. Beerfest has some off the wall situations that many reviewers say ruined it. I disagree as they were some of the more funny parts and it IS a movie after all. I knew this would be a great movie literally 5 seconds into it. All in all I would recommend this movie to anyone that liked the Broken Lizard movies. A warning though, People in AA shouldn't go and see this movie as you will probably end up at the bar afterwords like I did.


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