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Beerfest (2006)

12 | | 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bring on the beer. They've got the nuts. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

The techno song played during the Germans "training" scene is same song played in Super Troopers (2001) when they pull over the Porsche. The song is "Bidibodi Bidibu" by Bubbles. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the brothers decide to create a drinking team, the month is already October when he flips a full year later to a fresh "October" page. On a real one-year calender, there would only be one page for October. See more »

Quotes

Wolfgang von Wolfhaus: It appears it is time to initiate Operation Recipe Retrieve.
[all cheer]
Gunter: Is that the title we all agreed on? I kind of like Operation Stein Grab.
Rolf: Or what about Brauheist 2006?
Gunter: Oh, that's a good one.
Rolf: Ja, it's kind of spunky.
Gunter: Ja, it's fun.
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Gag Reel is shown 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 »

Connections

References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht
Written by Drafi Deutscher, Christian Bruhn and Rudolf Guenter Loose
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One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time
26 August 2006 | by bjgagsSee all my reviews

Beerfest was exactly what i was hoping for. After super troopers, Broken Lizard came out with a not that great movie Club Dread but now after seeing Beerfest i know they still have the comedy talent. Beerfest was the funniest movie i have seen since Old School or super troopers. It starts off kind of slow but when the brothers get a beer drinking team together and start the training, i don't think there has ever been anything funnier in a movie in the past few years. When it gets going, man non stop laughter. I was even crying because i was laughing so hard. Go and see it and trust me you will not regret those 9 dollars you spent at the theater!


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