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A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.2/10 (3,464 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Wil Shriner

Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson

The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends.

Writers: Wil Shriner, Carl Hiaasen


Luke Wilson


Logan Lerman

Roy Eberhardt

Brie Larson


Tim Blake Nelson


Cody Linley

Mullet Fingers

Neil Flynn

Mr. Eberhardt

Clark Gregg


Kiersten Warren

Mrs. Eberhardt

Jessica Cauffiel


Dean Collins


Robert Wagner

Mayor Grandy

Eric Phillips


Jimmy Buffett

Mr. Ryan

John Archie


Robert Donner


It's time to stand up for the little guys.


Official Website:
New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 5 May 2006

Filming Locations: Boca Grande, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000


Opening Weekend: $3,368,197
(7 May 2006)
(3018 Screens)

Gross: $8,080,116
(4 June 2006)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


The fine print beneath the newspaper photo showing the spray-painted police car credits Wil Shriner as the photographer.


The drinking cups at the seafood restaurant move when the Captain and Officer Delinko are eating lunch in the first half hour of the movie.


Roy Eberhardt:
Hey, Dad?

Mr. Eberhardt:

Roy Eberhardt:
What do you do to catch the bad guys?

Mr. Eberhardt:
At work? Well, we don't chase our bad guys down the street. The trick is to catch them in their paperwork. Sooner or later, they all slip up and leave a trail.

Roy Eberhardt:

Mr. Eberhardt:
I know it's boring stuff, it's not the razzle-dazzle you were hoping for.

Roy Eberhardt:
I don't know. Maybe it is.

User Review

Plain and simple, a NICE movie

Rating: 7/10

My family (two 40-somethings, an 8 year old and my 71 yr old mother)
saw this at a sneak preview on April 29th. We all enjoyed the movie
very much. The story was a good one, and knowing it was based on
real-life events made it that much more enjoyable. Luke Wilson was a
hoot (pun intended) to watch as was Tim Blake Nelson. And seeing Neil
Flynn play something other than "the mean janitor from Scrubs" was
nice. The kids in movie did well and I'm sure they will all appeal to a
certain demographic on the heartthrob level. The visuals were just
lovely and the Jimmy Buffet music added to the "Florida feel". OK,
maybe the story was a little too neat and well packaged for some
adults, but hey, who cares? I can't compare it to the book, I honestly
hadn't heard of it until the movie came out.

It was just a NICE movie and it had a good message. Plain and simple.