Ratings

TMDB Rating 4.8
IMDB Rating 4.9
RottenTomatoes Rating 16%

Financials

Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: He's discovered the wildest tribe in his own backyard!

Status: Released

Average Rating: 5

Release Date: Feb 27, 1998

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1h 34m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures


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Synopsis

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But when a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse, he gets into the act as well.


Main Cast

Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss

Prof. Krippendorf

Age : 73 | Popularity : 39%

Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman

Veronica

Age : 49 | Popularity : 9%

Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae

Sulukim

Age : 75 | Popularity : 8%

Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Lori

Age : 60 | Popularity : 19%

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne

Shelly

Age : 42 | Popularity : 19%

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Mickey

Age : 37 | Popularity : 10%

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Ruth Allen

Age : 81 | Popularity : 12%

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Gerald Adams

Age : 69 | Popularity : 19%


Crew

Department Role Name
Camera Director of Photography
Dean Cundey
Dean Cundey
Production Casting
Jackie Burch
Jackie Burch
Producer
Larry Brezner
Larry Brezner
Executive Producer
Ross Canter
Ross Canter
Whitney Green
Whitney Green
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Isis Mussenden
Isis Mussenden
Key Makeup Artist
Ben Nye Jr.
Ben Nye Jr.
Makeup Artist
Heidi Seeholzer
Heidi Seeholzer
Key Hair Stylist
Deborah Ann Piper
Deborah Ann Piper
Hairstylist
Stephen Rose
Stephen Rose
Kim Messina
Kim Messina
Editing Editor
Jon Poll
Jon Poll
Art Production Design
Scott Chambliss
Scott Chambliss
Set Decoration
Karen Manthey
Karen Manthey
Art Direction
Bill Rea
Bill Rea
Sound Original Music Composer
Bruce Broughton
Bruce Broughton
Writing Screenplay
Charlie Peters
Charlie Peters
Author
Frank Parkin
Frank Parkin
Directing Director
Todd Holland
Todd Holland
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