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A harmlessly stupid buddy flick finds three lifelong friends--phobic Dan (Green), surfer dude Jerry (Lillard), and loudmouth Tom (Shepard)--mourning the unexpected death of pal Billy. Uneasily pushing 30, these faux grown-ups decide to pursue a childhood fantasy by heading into the Oregon woods to search for the lost treasure of '70s crime legend, D.B. Cooper. Now the real fun begins as they deal with growling bears, canoeing the rapids, redneck pot farmers, tree-huggers, and, briefly, a charismatically grizzled Burt Reynolds. There's a lot of standard scatological and slapstick humor as well as many nostalgic '70s and '80s references that may be lost on a younger crowd.

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Available on Running time 99 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Comic Adventure, Bears, Childhood Buddies, Treasure Hunt, Slob Comedy, A River Runs Through the Plot
Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse, Fred Wolf, Harris Goldberg, Tom Nursall
Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi, Rachel Blanchard, Burt Reynolds, Christina Moore, Bonnie Somerville, Ray Baker
Jonathan Brown
Steven Brill
Christophe Beck
Ken Saville, Julianne Jordan, Denise Hudson, Ngila Dickson, Perry Andelin Blake
Donald De Line, Paramount Pictures

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Without a Paddle
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You will definitely get a good laugh out of this movie! Three friends are reunited by a death of their good friend Billy. While looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest that Billy was attempting--to search for the unaccounted-for $194,200 out of the $200,000 that famed airliner high-jacker that parachuted to his death. When they are canoing down the Columbia River, everything goes hilariously wrong and dangerous.

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The funny comedy Without a Paddle released in 2004. The movie has a run time of 99 minutes. It is definitely a must see movie. It’ll have you laughing all the way through. Dan, Jerry and Tom are old childhood friends who reunite when their fourth friend Billy dies. While going through their buddy’s things, they discover a trunk full of information on which their friend, Billy, wanted to attempt. The quest was to follow the path of where airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper lost $200,000 in 1971. The three friends decide to continue what Billy couldn’t. Off they go on their journey to find $200,000. There’s just one problem, they are about to face many dangers and adventures.