After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood promise by going on a camping expedition for the lost D.B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 5.7/10 (21,548 voted)
Critic's Score: 29/100
Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard
Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter.
Writers: Fred Wolf, Harris Goldberg
(as Anthony Starr)
Morgan Reese Fairhead
Three lifelong friends… One lost treasure… What could go wrong?
Paramount [United States] |
Release Date: 20 August 2004
Filming Locations: Huka Falls, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $13,528,946
(22 August 2004)
(9 January 2005)
Did You Know?
This movie is the first to qualify for the New Zealand Government's "Large Budget Grants Scheme" where the film-makers will receive up to 12.5% of their production budget back.
Errors in geography:
There are several palm trees along the shore of the river which would not exist in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.
[Billy's French speaking girlfriend rubs herself on his casket]
Billy's dead and he still has a better chance of getting laid than I do.
A fun time
Without a Paddle was a good movie if you're looking for nothing more
than a laugh. Going to see this movie will pretty much guarantee a
night well spent and a good time out. Although, this movie is pretty
cheesy. The plot is cheesy. The laughs are cheesy. But, luckily it has
some genuinely funny moments too to bring the movie through to its end.
The acting is mediocre at best, but great acting isn't necessarily
needed for a movie of this kind.
Nobody expected it to be an Oscar winner. Also, this movie doesn't need
to get its laughs from raunchy moments and attempts at teenager humour
like some other "road trip" movies. Overall, this movie is pretty good
for its kind and would be a good date film or a good movie to see with