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Tusk (2014)

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A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.

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Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Parks ... Howard Howe
Justin Long ... Wallace Bryton
Genesis Rodriguez ... Ally Leon
Haley Joel Osment ... Teddy Craft
Johnny Depp ... Guy Lapointe (as Guy Lapointe)
Harley Morenstein ... Border Agent
Ralph Garman ... Detective
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Gimli Slider Waitress
Harley Quinn Smith ... Girl Clerk #1
Lily-Rose Depp ... Girl Clerk #2 (as Lily-Rose Melody Depp)
Ashley Greene ... Convenient Store Customer
Douglas Banks Douglas Banks ... Kill Bill Kid
Matthew Shively Matthew Shively ... Young Howard Howe
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Storyline

When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Man is the most dangerous animal See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tusk See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$846,831, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$1,826,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,882,074
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SModcast Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The epic English poem "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" (mostly known as an Iron Maiden song based on the poem) is quoted by Howard Howe, as pointed out by Wallace, but this movie has much more to do with the poem than just a reference: What the young Howard Howe had to do to survive in his past is very similar to what the narrator did in the beginning of the famous poem: which winds up cursing he and his shipmates. See more »

Goofs

When visiting Howard in Lachute, Guy Lapointe introduces himself as an "inspector for the Sûreté du Québec ". SQ inspectors wear standard issue brownish policeman clothes with a badge in plain sight, they do not wear civilian clothes much less berets. See more »

Quotes

Howard Howe: You are a kitchen witch of only good fortune.
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Crazy Credits

A scene after the credits shows Guy Lapointe holding his stomach and going "Ya just had to have the second slider. Ya just had to have the second slider." See more »

Connections

Followed by Yoga Hosers (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Triumphant Salute
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Arranged by Lucien Cailliet
Courtesy of APM Music
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Watched once three years ago... STILL thinking about it!
23 December 2018 | by able-70721See all my reviews

I watched when it first came out on DVD... Haven't watched since... bought the DVD... still in shrink wrap. This isn't to say I don't like the movie, but I don't know when I'm going to feel ready to 'attack that beast' again

It really opened up the important question - what WOULD you do if your partner were turned into a walrus?


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