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Three kids have an unexpected adventure as they try to protect some rare birds in this comedy drama based on a book for young adults by Carl Hiaasen. Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) is a 14-year-old boy whose family has moved so often he's literally lost count of the number of times he's changed schools in the last ten years. Roy ought to be used to being the new kid at school by now, but making the switch from the big sky of Montana to the Gulf Coast of Florida proves to be a major challenge. While Roy quickly becomes the target of school bully Dana Matherson (Eric Phillips), he's befriended by Beatrice Leep (Brie Larson), a spunky girl with enough nerve to stand up to Dana, and her brother Mullet Fingers (Cody Linley). Beatrice and Mullet share their big secret with Roy -- they have a hidden hideaway where they look after a flock of wild owls. The owls in question are on the endangered species list, but that's of little concern to Chuck Muckle (Clark Gregg), a top executive from the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House chain, who is planning to build a new restaurant in the hollow where the owls nest. Roy, Beatrice, and Mullet are determined to find a way to save the owls, but Muckle and his right-hand man, Curly Brannitt (Tim Blake Nelson), are less interested in saving the birds than in turning a profit. The kids have a plan, however, and they uncover some evidence of interest to David Delinko (Luke Wilson), a well-meaning but slow-witted policeman investigating some dirty doings tied in to the pancake house. Hoot features a handful of new recordings from popular Florida musician Jimmy Buffett, who also helped produce the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 2006


Luke Wilson
as Officer David Delinko
Logan Lerman
as Roy Eberhardt
Brie Larson
as Beatrice Leep
Tim Blake Nelson
as Curly Branitt
Cody Linley
as Mullet Fingers
Neil Flynn
as Mr. Eberhardt
Clark Gregg
as Chuck Muckle
Kiersten Warren
as Mrs. Eberhardt
Jessica Cauffiel
as Mother Paula/Kilmberly
Dean Collins
as Garrett
Eric Phillips
as Dana Matherson
Robert Wagner
as Mayor Grandy
Robert Donner


Wil Shriner
Frank Marshall
Jimmy Buffett
Rob Lieber
Carl Hiaasen
Book Author
Wil Shriner
Michael Chapman
Michael Utley
Composer (Music Score)
Jimmy Buffett
Composer (Music Score)
Phil Marshall
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Edward Bell
Stephen Lineweaver
Production Designer
Richard Fojo
Art Director
Carl Hiaasen
Michael Disco
Mark Kaufman
Wil Shriner
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Kevin Reidy
Executive Producer
Greg Taylor
Executive Producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Amanda Mackey