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2000s, Comedy - YA

Without a Paddle

Released 2004 Rating 12A in UK
Director Steven Brill Writer/s Fred Wolf, Harris Goldberg, Tom Nursall, Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse
Starring Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard
Source of story An original screenplay, but involving D.B.Cooper a man who exhorted $200,000 from an airline owner and parachuted out of one never to be seen again.
Elevator Pitch Three boyhood friends meet at the funeral of their fourth friend and decide to fulfil his dream of searching for D.B.Cooper and the money in the mountains of Oregon, where they have many adventures. It’s like Deliverance played for laughs.
Content Lots of treking through the woods, and some spectacular white water rafting. Also much gunfire but only one slight injury, and a couple of girls in bikinis.
A View Not hilarious but watchable. The boys go through a variety of misfortunes some quite excruciating, and unusually for an American comedy, excrement features strongly. I had not heard of any of them, but one had been in Scooby-Doo.

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