Almost Heroes

May 29th, 1998


Almost Heroes

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Bart leads the partyLeslie & BartLeslie & ShaquinnaMatthew Perry stars as Leslie EdwardsBart & Leslie

A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 5.2/10 (8,350 voted)

Director: Christopher Guest

Stars: Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Bokeem Woodbine

Explorers Bartholemew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are setting forth against nature across the country on a journey to the Pacific Ocean against rivals Lewis and Clark. Along the way they have many mishaps and misfortunes.

Writers: Mark Nutter, Tom Wolfe

Chris Farley - Bartholomew Hunt
Matthew Perry - Leslie Edwards
Bokeem Woodbine - Jonah
Barry Del Sherman - Sergeant
Robert Tittor - Priest
Franklin Cover - Nicholas Burr
David Packer - Bidwell
Eugene Levy - Guy Fontenot
Lisa Barbuscia - Shaquinna
Christian Clemenson - Father Girard
Steven M. Porter - Higgins
Patrick Cranshaw - Jackson (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
Hamilton Camp - Pratt
Jonathan Joss - Bent Twig
George Aguilar - Chief Two Roads

Taglines: Almost History... Almost Legends... Mostly Ridiculous.

Release Date: 29 May 1998

Filming Locations: Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $2,837,928 (USA) (31 May 1998) (2048 Screens)

Gross: $6,114,928 (USA) (12 July 1998)

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Did You Know?

This film marks the last leading role for Chris Farley who died five months before the film released. However it is not his last film appearance as he had a cameo for the film Dirty Work released later that same year.

Anachronisms: When Leslie Edwards is watching Guy's wife bathing, she has a thong tan line.

Guy Fontenot: He look in our tent! He look at my woman! He saw 'er breast.
Edwards: Her breast? You saw her breast?

User Review


Rating: 10/10

For a comedy that got trashed in reviews and rediculed by movie-goers, I find this movie to be incredibly funny. The first time I saw the movie was in the theater at which time I laughed at the "obvious" laugh-parts, but it was not until I had seen it another two or three times before I picked up on the absolutely hysterical dialogue, terriffic comedy styles of the various supporting characters, and the sheer brilliance and irony the script presents. If you know anything about history, this movie becomes instantly funny. If you are a fan of almost Simpsons-style "random" humor, this film is instantly funny. Never be turned off by the first glance of this film. If you dismiss it as "poor comedy" you will be missing out.


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