Without a Paddle (2004)
|Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard star in this offbeat comedy as childhood friends whose lives have drifted apart but must reunite following the sudden death of a fourth friend.|
The trio finds out that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that vanished with real-life airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. After discovering a map left behind, they decide to follow its course to claim the loot. They soon run into a few things that their friend hadn't planned on, including backwoods pot farmers with itchy trigger fingers, beautiful tree-living hippies, and a bear with maternal instincts that know no bounds!
Also starring a hilarious Burt Reynolds, Without a Paddle proves that it's better to be down a river than up a creek.
"A white water ride with laughs! Greg Russell, WB-TV
"Outrageous and zany. Jeffrey Lyons, NBC
"...a genuinely engaging comic adventure. Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"There are some genuinely clever moments of physical comedy, and the inevitable crudeness is offset by winning whimsy. Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
Editor's NoteIn Steven Brill's WITHOUT A PADDLE, three friends embark on a hilariously dangerous adventure through the woods of the Pacific Northwest. When their childhood friend Billy dies, 30-year-old buddies Dan (Seth Green), Tom (Dax Shepard), and Jerry (Matthew Lillard) return home to pay their respects. While there, they unearth a map that Billy left behind, which may or may not lead to a hidden treasure. Dan is a germ-phobic doctor who would rather spend his time anywhere but in the wilderness, but the recently dumped Jerry and down-on-his-luck Tom are intent on fulfilling their friend's lifelong dream; and so begins the trio's journey. It isn't long before things begin to spiral out of control. Starting with a gigantic bear that mistakes Dan for one of its own, the guys are also on the run from two pot-growing maniacs (Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi) who are looking for revenge after their marijuana farm is burned to a crisp. Of course, what would a wilderness expedition be without raging rapids, a towering waterfall, beautiful (but hairy) hippy chicks, and an encounter with a menacing mountain man (Burt Reynolds). Brill's madcap adventure gleefully references DELIVERANCE and 1980s pop culture, and features spot-on performances from Green, Lillard, and Shepard.
|Tom Nursall - Story|
|Donald De Line - Producer|
|Harris Goldberg - Screenwriter|
|Richard Vane - Executive Producer|
|Andrew Haas - Executive Producer|
|Wendy Japhet - Executive Producer|
|Mitch Rouse - Screenwriter|
|Fred Wolf - Story|
|Jonathan Brown - Director of Photography|
|Christophe Beck - Composer|
|Jay Leggett - Screenwriter|
|Steven Brill - Director|