Almost Heroes

Almost Heroes

Christopher Guest (1998)

86min
bbfc_rating|ages_12_and_over Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This was the final screen outing for lovable slob Chris Farley - a sort of John Belushi for the 1990s, right down to his tragic early death. Here he's paired with Friends star Matthew Perry as 19th-century rivals of the legendary explorers Lewis and Clark. Determined to put their names in the history books, they end up falling foul of native Americans, the rugged wilderness and each other. Farley is as energetically crude as ever, but both Perry and director Christopher Guest, who was behind the classic This Is Spinal Tap, seem uncomfortable with the material.

Summary

A strait-laced 19th-century aristocrat is determined to lead an expedition across the American West, and be the first explorer to reach the Pacific ocean. However, his first mistake is to recruit a slobbish frontiersman as his guide. Brash but mediocre comedy, starring Matthew Perry and Chris Farley, in his last film role before his death. Also starring Eugene Levy and Kevin Dunn.

Cast & Crew

Bartholomew Hunt Chris Farley
Leslie Edwards Matthew Perry
Jonah Bokeem Woodbine
Guy Fontenot Eugene Levy
Hidalgo Kevin Dunn
Shaquinna Lisa Barbuscia
Higgins Steven M Porter
Bidwell David Packer
Merchant Lewis Arquette
Director Christopher Guest
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: video
Comedy