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Furry Vengeance is a 2010 comedy movie starring Brendan Fraser and directed by Roger Kumble. Ambitious Chicago real estate developer Dan Sanders (Fraser) is given the task of turning the forest of Rocky Springs into a residential development by Lyman Enterprises' CEO Neal Lyman (Ken Jeong). Dan uproots his wife, Tammy (Brooke Shields), and teenage son, Tyler (Matt Prokop), from Chicago to a small Oregon town to take over management duties. Tyler is very unhappy with the relocation and lets dad know it every chance he gets. Tammy tries to make the best of it, teaching at a local high school and chairing the upcoming forest festival.The same cunning, super-smart woodland animals that forced Dan's predecessor to quit the project, though, set their sights on driving Dan crazy. At every turn, they aim to do bodily harm to him, embarrass him, and generally make him look like a crazy man. No one — not Tammy or Tyler or local security professional Wilson (Toby Huss) — believes him when he tells them the creatures of the forest have targeted him to drive Dan out of his mind.

This film provides examples of:

  • Bears Are Bad News: One of the disgruntled forest critters is a grizzly bear.
  • Bizarre Beverage Use: At one point, Dan ends up having to bathe in tomato juice after several skunks spray him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dan. BIG TIME.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Tyler calls out Dan for working in an organization that causes deforestation.
  • Cassandra Truth: Dan has a hard time convincing his wife Tammy about the animals.
  • The Chew Toy
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Neil Lyman.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Riggs would appear to be the protagonist at first, but after the raccoon blows up his car, it's Dan who is the protagonist.
  • Demonization: The animals think of Dan as a devil for trying to tear down their forest for a shopping mall.
  • Green Aesop
  • Humiliation Conga: The entire movie is this to Dan.
  • It Can Think: The animals know how to operate human technology.
  • Misplaced Retribution: The animals are looking to punish Dan because he works for a company that's going to develop their forest into a huge suburban community. This is despite the fact that his boss Mr. Lyman is the one who's actually responsible for the project. The raccoon even witnesses while sneaking on the plane that Lyman is the one calling the shots and making demands of an extremely reluctant Dan... and yet Dan's the only one who incurs all the animals' wrath.
  • Product Placement: Almost every character owns an iPhone. Not only that but Tyler owns a Macbook and Tammy owns an iPod. It isn't just Apple that gets a shout-out, though, as characters are also shown using a Wii, Nike merchandise, and a Panasonic TV. Two of the construction workers also have Droid phones and Dan puts Byrne Dairy milk in his cereal.
  • The Scream: Tyler does this when Dan tries to convince him about Lyman Enterprises being the good guys by giving him a Wii.
  • Serious Business: The animals aren't gonna take well of the news of their forest being torn down for a development.
  • Slapstick: Dan's wife Tammy is comically knocked down by Dan several times on accident while he's being paranoid about animals attacking him.
  • Smelly Skunk: Dan getting sprayed by a skunk.
  • Starring Special Effects
  • Tomato Skunk Stink Cure: Dan takes a bath full of tomato juice after being sprayed.


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Tammy complains about how absurd it is for Dan to build an elaborate set of traps for the animals who are after him, prompting him to cancel everything and accidentally knock her off the ledge to the backyard.

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