August 25th, 2006



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Still of Will Forte, Kevin Heffernan and Paul Soter in BeerfestStill of Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske in BeerfestStill of Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske in BeerfestStill of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske in BeerfestStill of Ralf Moeller and Will Forte in BeerfestStill of Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske in Beerfest

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.1/10 (31,060 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme

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.

Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan

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 - Little Boy

Taglines: Brewed in 2006


Official Website: Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 25 August 2006

Filming Locations: Albuquerque Press Club - 201 Highland Park Circle SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,031,228 (USA) (27 August 2006) (2964 Screens)

Gross: $19,179,969 (USA) (29 October 2006)

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Did You Know?

The large, beer-filled, boot-shaped glass termed "Das Boot" in the movie served as the grand finale' of all of the drinking games. Actually "Das Boot" translates as "the boat" in English. "Der Stiefel" would be the correct German terminology for "the boot." Such "beer boots" are known as "Bierstiefel" in Germany. They are descended from the centuries old German soldier's tradition of accepting the challenge to drink beer out of another's boot.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Todd plays in the final game because the Germans claim he has not participated in any of the events, which breaks the rules of Beerfest. However, he is seen (poorly) playing Beer Pong against the English team shortly after the competition begins. One possibility is that every team member must participate in every round.

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: Nathan Cornwell has just discovered Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Big round of applause people, big round of applause.

User Review

I just don't understand...

Rating: 9/10

Let me start by saying that I loved Super Troopers. Club Dread on the other hand was not one of my favorites. So i was hoping that this would be better than Club Dread but I did not think it could even compare to Super Troopers. But was i wrong. This movie was absolutely hilarious.

I just don't understand why people are giving it terrible reviews. It was the funniest movie I have seen in theatres in a long time(as well as Clerks II). I understand the lack of plot but who says lets go see Beerfest, it will probably be a great epic? I went to see people drink beer, get wasted and do stupid things and thats exactly what I got.

I laughed from the beginning to the end of the movie, there was not a dull moment in the whole thing. And when the American team was competing against the other countries, I was cheering as if i was watching a real professional sport.

So, if you are looking for a good laugh and an all around good time go see Beerfest you will not be disappointed.


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