Strange Wilderness


1h 25m 2008

Brief Synopsis

After the genial, beloved TV host of the popular wildlife show "Strange Wilderness" passes on to the great nature special in the sky, his son Peter Gaulke takes over the series--and things are never the same. Ignorant, bumbling and blissfully unaware of his own lack of talent, Pete sprinkles his doc

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Nature
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Almost Human Inc; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Deluxe Australia; Fireman'S Fund; Fotokem Film & Video; Gala Catering, Inc.; Happy Madison Productions; International Film Guarantors; Io Film; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Negative People; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Acme Film; Central Partnership; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Universal Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

After the genial, beloved TV host of the popular wildlife show "Strange Wilderness" passes on to the great nature special in the sky, his son Peter Gaulke takes over the series--and things are never the same. Ignorant, bumbling and blissfully unaware of his own lack of talent, Pete sprinkles his documentary narrations with dubious factoids. When the ratings sink to an all-time low and the show is about to be cancelled, Pete and his filmmaking partner Fred Wolf realize they have to come up with "something big" to save the series. It looks like they've hit the jackpot when Pete lucks into a map of the legendary Bigfoot's secret cave. But when the clueless producer leads his ragtag crew to the wilds of Central America to film the elusive beast, they encounter a string of disasters. Desperate for a stunt to drive "Strange Wilderness'" ratings back up and salvage the show, Pete brainstorms with his motley crew. Their luck seems to take a turn for the better when Pete gets a visit from his father's backwoods survivalist friend Bill Calhoun, who offers to sell him a map to Bigfoot's jungle hideout. Convinced this is the big break they've been waiting for, Pete and Fred hire two new crew members, Bill Whitaker and Cheryl, and set off for Ecuador in their dilapidated RV. From the start, however, the ambitious expedition is beset with disasters. Along the way, the hapless crew will have to survive near-death encounters with overzealous border guards, an amorous turkey, flesh-eating fish, murderous natives and a host of other obstacles that more than live up to the name "Strange Wilderness."

Crew

Jerod Abbayote

Driver

Casey Aitken

Production Assistant

Joe Alaniz

Effects Coordinator

David Anthony

Casting

Jeff Arndt

Greensman

Alan Au

Art Director

Christopher Aud

Supervising Sound Editor

Peter Austin

Supervising Sound Editor

Chris Baer

Visual Effects

Simone Bargetze

Stunt Performer

Chris Barnes

Painter

Brian Beard

Visual Effects Editor

Robert Beebe

Special Effects Technician

Ingrid Behrens

Assistant Director

Bill Beltran

On-Line Editor

Richard Bennetti

Driver

Steve Berens

Animal Supplier

David C Bernat

Assistant Production Coordinator

Steve Bissinger

Sound Effects Editor

Perry Andelin Blake

Production Designer

Bryan Bonwell

Music Supervisor

Jennifer Bounantony

Set Production Assistant

Jeremiah Brehme

On-Set Dresser

Max Brehme

Property Master

Brandi Brice

Casting Assistant

Frederick W Brown

Music

Scott Bruza

On-Set Dresser

Yerba Buena

Song Performer

Reid Burns

Visual Effects Producer

Roger Byrd

Driver

Lucinda Campbell

Costume Supervisor

Rick Canelli

Adr

Melissa Cantley

Caterer

Carrie Cantore

Location Manager

Joao Deus Carvalho

Song

Paolo Cascio

Photography

Hector Castillo

Chief Lighting Technician

Jose L Cisneros

Driver

Howard Cohen

Production Executive

Quito Colayco

Song

Jerome Coley

Caterer

John Collins

Assistant Art Director

William Constantine

Painter

Jose Contreras

Song

Tom Costain

Editor

Brandon Cournoyer

Set Production Assistant

Tiffany Cowsill-scheu

On-Set Dresser

Lyna Cunningham

Assistant

Santo Geovonni D'arienzo

Propman

Uncle Dave

Driver

Mark Davis

Grip

Erin Dicker

Assistant

Ralph Dickinson

Visual Effects Producer

Jessica Dickson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Dilbeck

Music Supervisor

James Donaruma

Assistant

Adam Druxman

Assistant Director

P. Caleb Duffy

Location Manager

Chris Dusendschon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Evan Edelist

Executive In Charge Of Production

Erin Egan

Production Accountant

Josh Elder

Construction

William Eliscu

Graphic Designer

Melissa Elliott

Titles

Ivonne Escoto

Special Effects

Eddie Evans

Grip

Robert Farnon

Song

Karen Faye

Makeup

David Fein

Foley Artist

Sean P. Fickert

Rigging Grip

Dan Flannigan

Stunt Performer

Cory Fleming

Stunt Performer

Rachel Flores

Assistant Property Master

I.m Flowers

Song

Scott Fox

Dailies

Christi Franck

Coordinator

Jonathon Fuller

Sculptor

Fred Gabrielli

Caterer

Ross Gabrielli

Set Production Assistant

Glenn Gainor

Unit Production Manager

Glenn Gainor

Executive Producer

Martin Garcia

Caterer

Terry Garcia

Assistant Sound Editor

Brian Garrett

Foreman

Peter Gaulke

Screenplay

Peter Gaulke

Producer

Steven R. Gehrke

Script Supervisor

Jack Giarraputo

Executive Producer

Leon L. Glavin

Driver

Kim Guthrie

Camera Operator

Sergio Gutierrez

Dolly Grip

Cortney Haile

Post-Production

Salim Halabi

Caterer

Robert Hall

Makeup

Robert Green Hall

Puppeteer

Robert Green Hall

Special Makeup Effects

Robert Green Hall

Makeup

Robert Hall

Animatronics

Robert Green Hall

Animatronics

Richard A Harrison

Music Editor

Elizabeth Hart

Painter

John Hartigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Jeff Hattem

Driver

Adam S Hawkey

Colorist

Scott Head

Foreman

Judy Heinzen

Location Manager

Bert-jan Hendriks

Production

David Hennings

Director Of Photography

Salvador Hernandez

Caterer

Michael Herron

Video Assist/Playback

Dan Hiland

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Hill

Video Playback

Patricia Hill

Caterer

Nancy Hirami

Post-Production Supervisor

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Will Holland

Song

Gary Jackson

Driver

Kimberly James

Production Secretary

Steve Jezewski

Grip

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Lynn Johnson

Medic

Mark Benton Johnson

Production Supervisor

Mark B Johnson

Production Supervisor

Barry Jones

Painter

Richard W Jones

Painter

Phillip Jordan

Lighting Technician

Shant Jordan

3-D Artist

James Joyce

Painter

Michelle Joyce

Painter

Larron Julian

Loader

Zachary Kahn

Location Manager

Tomi Katz

Accounting Assistant

Daniel H Kauahi

Grip

Claire Kaufman

Set Decorator

Jeff Ketcham

Set Production Assistant

Heinz Kiessling

Song

Bobby C King

Stunt Performer

Alexander Kirst

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Klinker

Propman

Michael Koetter

Visual Effects Editor

Diana Kongkasem

Accountant

Eric Koo

Sculptor

Kyle Kovacs

Lighting Technician

Steve Kramer

Adr Voice Casting

Ashley Kravitz

Rights & Clearances

Tim Krubsack

Production Executive

Lauren Kurfirst

Assistant

J Kathryn Landholt

Visual Effects Producer

Diana V Lara

Location Manager

Vince Lavares

Software Engineer

David B Leener

Product Placement

Elena Lepe

Propman

Andres Levin

Song

Michael Levy

Accountant

Michael Levy

Executive

Nathan S Lewis

Assistant

Nathon S Lewis

Assistant

Rose Librizzi

Makeup

Maya Lieberman

Costume Designer

Debbie Liebling

Studio Executive

Lisa London

Casting Director

John Long

Production Assistant

Jonathan Loughran

Assistant

David Macmillan

Sound Mixer

Sean Madaras

Assistant

Rick Maginnis

Driver

Mark L. Mangino

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Laurent Marchand

Driver

Narbeh Mardirossian

Digital Effects

Branden Marks

Set Costumer

Harrison Marsh

Boom Operator

Janetta Martinez

Special Effects

Fred Masselink

Special Effects Technician

Lori Maxwell

Transportation

Lamont Mcclendon

Song

Paul Mcduffee

On-Set Dresser

Mike Mekash

Makeup

Marc Meyer

Sound Effects Editor

Ryan Meyer

Grip

Debbie Mezera

Manager

Darren Michaels

Photography

Kelli Michna

Craft Service

Douglas G Miller

Transportation Captain

Andrew Milstein

Assistant

Edward Milstein

Executive Producer

Michael Mintz

Colorist

Bill Mitchell

On-Set Dresser

Malia Miyashiro

Wardrobe

James Moran

Assistant Director

Mark Morrell

Sound Effects

Ted Moser

Transportation Coordinator

Jeff Mossa

Art Director

Kevin Mullican

Color

Joey Naber

Adr Voice Casting

Bill Needham

Driver

Ebb Nelson

On-Set Dresser

Erin Newell

Associate Producer

Charles Newland

Driver

Jess Nunez

Accountant

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Nature
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Almost Human Inc; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Deluxe Australia; Fireman'S Fund; Fotokem Film & Video; Gala Catering, Inc.; Happy Madison Productions; International Film Guarantors; Io Film; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Negative People; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Acme Film; Central Partnership; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Universal Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video May 20, 2008

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2008

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 20, 2008