History Film / AlmostHeroes

24th Sep '17 8:45:37 PM Drgyen
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* PlotTwist: Higgins tells his campfire story about tricking his brother to eating sheep shit. He reveals that the "best" part in the ending that he never had a brother, and it was him who ate it.

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* PlotTwist: Higgins tells his campfire story about tricking his brother to eating sheep shit. He then reveals that the "best" part in the ending twist is that he never had a brother, and it was him who ate it.
24th Sep '17 1:22:59 PM Drgyen
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Hunt was about to be hang and give one to his executioner just before being pardon by President Jefferson.
-->'''Hunt''': When I am dead and have passed on to the next world... I want you to lower me from these gallows and...kiss my hairy buttocks!



* NeverLearnedToRead: Bartholomew Hunt is completely illiterate. So Edwards tries to teach him to learn the alphabets, but Hunt RageQuit over the letter "A".

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Bartholomew Hunt is completely illiterate. So Edwards tries to teach him to learn the alphabets, but alphabets; however, Hunt RageQuit over the letter "A".


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* PlotTwist: Higgins tells his campfire story about tricking his brother to eating sheep shit. He reveals that the "best" part in the ending that he never had a brother, and it was him who ate it.
-->'''Edward''': (disgusted) Clever twist there on the ending.
24th Sep '17 1:06:36 PM Drgyen
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%%* DrinkingContest

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%%* DrinkingContest* DrinkingContest: Hunt challenges Hidalgo and all of his men to a drinking contest. Hunt won before passing out.
24th Sep '17 12:55:15 PM Drgyen
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* TheChewToy: Pratt is the only member of the expedition who suffers the most. This include: his ear bitten off by Guy Fontenot, losing a leg to a bear, and getting shot by one of Hidalgo's men.

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* TheChewToy: Pratt is the only member of the expedition who suffers the most.most than any other in the expedition. This include: his ear bitten off by Guy Fontenot, losing a leg to a bear, and getting shot by one of Hidalgo's men.
24th Sep '17 12:53:12 PM Drgyen
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* NeverLearnedToRead: Bartholomew Hunt is completely illiterate. So Edwards tries to teach him to learn the alphabets, but Hunt suffers a mental meltdown over the letter "A".

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Bartholomew Hunt is completely illiterate. So Edwards tries to teach him to learn the alphabets, but Hunt suffers a mental meltdown RageQuit over the letter "A".
24th Sep '17 3:07:40 AM Drgyen
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Edwards and Hunt succeed in reaching Pacific coast, but they and their expedition decide to continue their adventure by exploring the world.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Edwards and Hunt succeed in reaching the Pacific coast, but they and their expedition decide to continue their adventure by exploring the world.



* CunningLinguist: Averted for Guy Fontenot, who claims to know all the languages of the Native America tribes the group would encounter. Quickly turns out he doesn't. Only his Indian wife Shaquinna fills in the role instead.

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* CunningLinguist: Averted for Guy Fontenot, who claims to know all the languages of the Native America American tribes the group would encounter. Quickly turns out he doesn't. Only his Indian wife Shaquinna fills in the role instead.



* ForegoneConclusion / TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: While the Edwards and Hunt expedition beat the Lewis and Clark expedition at reaching the Pacific coast first, they decide not to return back home. Meaning that despite all of their efforts, Lewis and Clark took all the credits in history as we know it. Although Edwards, Hunt, and their friends are more happy with just exploring the world.

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* ForegoneConclusion / TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: While the Edwards and Hunt expedition beat the Lewis and Clark expedition at reaching the Pacific coast first, they decide not to return back home. Meaning that despite all of their efforts, Lewis and Clark took all the credits in history as we know it. Although Edwards, Hunt, and their friends are more happy with just exploring the world.world than for fame.
24th Sep '17 12:05:53 AM Drgyen
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Edwards and Hunt succeed in reaching Pacific coast, but they and their expedition decide to continue their adventure by exploring the world.



%%* ChekhovsGag: The eagle.

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%%* * ChekhovsGag: The eagle.eagle that Hunt steal her eggs comes back to [[spoiler:literally picking him up and dropping him in the Pacific, allowing the Edwards and Hunt expedition to reach the coast just minutes before Lewis and Clark's expedition.]]
* TheChewToy: Pratt is the only member of the expedition who suffers the most. This include: his ear bitten off by Guy Fontenot, losing a leg to a bear, and getting shot by one of Hidalgo's men.


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* CunningLinguist: Averted for Guy Fontenot, who claims to know all the languages of the Native America tribes the group would encounter. Quickly turns out he doesn't. Only his Indian wife Shaquinna fills in the role instead.


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* ForegoneConclusion / TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: While the Edwards and Hunt expedition beat the Lewis and Clark expedition at reaching the Pacific coast first, they decide not to return back home. Meaning that despite all of their efforts, Lewis and Clark took all the credits in history as we know it. Although Edwards, Hunt, and their friends are more happy with just exploring the world.
* GloryHound: Leslie Edwards, a foppish aristocrat, started the entire journey in order to become famous.


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* NeverLearnedToRead: Bartholomew Hunt is completely illiterate. So Edwards tries to teach him to learn the alphabets, but Hunt suffers a mental meltdown over the letter "A".
22nd Jan '17 7:24:24 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1998 film took a lighter look at the concept of exploration in the early 1800's. Leslie Edwards (Creator/MatthewPerry) seeks to trek West, from the United States territory to the Pacific. Unfotunately, he finds himself in a race against the more famous Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and lacking much in the way of the crew. Enter Bartholomew Hunt (Creator/ChrisFarley), a hefty, crass woodsman with a taste for booze. Accompanied by Hunt's hapless cohorts, a frenchmen and his Indian slave, the band sets out to beat the more famous Lewis and Clark at their own game.

This was Creator/ChrisFarley's last movie before his premature death. His true final movie, ''Film/DirtyWork'', was released after it (though Farley only had a bit part in Dirty Work, while he was a co-star for this film).

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This 1998 film took comedy directed by Creator/ChristopherGuest takes a lighter look at the concept of exploration in the early 1800's. 1800s.

Leslie Edwards (Creator/MatthewPerry) seeks to trek West, from the United States territory to the Pacific. Unfotunately, he finds himself in a race against the more famous Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and lacking much in the way of the crew. Enter Bartholomew Hunt (Creator/ChrisFarley), a hefty, crass woodsman with a taste for booze. Accompanied by Hunt's hapless cohorts, a frenchmen Frenchmen and his Indian slave, the band sets out to beat the more famous Lewis and Clark at their own game.

This was Creator/ChrisFarley's Chris Farley's last movie before his premature death. His true final movie, ''Film/DirtyWork'', was released after it (though Farley only had a bit part in Dirty Work, ''Dirty Work'', while he was a co-star for this film).


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* {{Narrator}}: Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.
15th Apr '16 11:25:38 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Apparently all that was needed to cure Edward's sickness was the shell of an eagle egg. It would have been nice to have told that to Hunt before he kept eating the eggs and having to go back for another. (And being savaged by an eagle each time).
1st Dec '15 7:27:50 PM SpocktorWho
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* PlayingAgainstType: Chris Farley as the mostly competent sidekick, a role usually reserved for Creator/DavidSpade.
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