Meet the Deedles

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"Fish out of water... Surfers in Yellowstone."
  • PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.0  (3,159)

Meet the Deedles is a 1998 American comedy directed by Steve Boyum and starring Paul Walker, Steve Van Wormer, and A.J. Langer. The film takes place in Yellowstone National Park and follows two surfer brothers, Phil and Stew Deedle, as they are mistaken for park rangers and embark on a mission to save the park from a plot to destroy its geysers.

The movie begins with Phil and Stew Deedle, two lazy and inexperienced surfers from Malibu, who are kicked out of high school after a prank gone wrong. Their parents, tired of their behavior, send them to a summer camp in Wyoming, hoping to teach them some valuable lessons. However, the brothers quickly become bored and decide to explore Yellowstone National Park, where they are mistaken for park rangers by a group of tourists.

As they try to keep up appearances, the Deedle brothers stumble upon a scheme by a former park ranger named Frank Slater (played by Dennis Hopper), who plans to drill deep into the earth and cause an artificial earthquake that will destroy the geysers and make him rich by selling a non-existent repair solution. With the help of a real park ranger named Jesse (played by A.J. Langer), the Deedles must stop Slater before it's too late.

The film is a classic fish-out-of-water story, as the Deedles struggle to blend in with the park rangers and the natural beauty of the park while trying to stop Slater's villainous plan. The comedy is driven by the contrast between the laid-back surfers and the rigid discipline of the park rangers, as well as the over-the-top antics of the villains.

Paul Walker and Steve Van Wormer deliver solid performances as the Deedle brothers, capturing their carefree spirit and lack of responsibility, but also showing their growth as they start to take their mission seriously. A.J. Langer brings a strong presence as the tough and competent ranger Jesse, who becomes the brothers' ally and romantic interest. Dennis Hopper steals every scene he appears in, playing Slater with a deliciously evil smirk and over-the-top villainy.

The film's visuals are a highlight, showcasing the stunning landscapes of Yellowstone National Park and the thrilling action scenes, including a chase sequence on water skis and a battle on a geysers platform. The soundtrack is also a standout, featuring a mix of 90s pop and rock songs that add to the film's fun and energetic vibe.

While Meet the Deedles may not have received critical acclaim upon its release, it has developed a cult following over the years and is now considered a guilty pleasure for many. Its mix of slapstick humor, action, and adventure makes it a perfect choice for a family movie night or a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

In conclusion, Meet the Deedles is a fun and entertaining movie that delivers on its promise of laughs and thrills. Its charming cast, stunning visuals, and catchy soundtrack make it a must-see for anyone looking for a lighthearted and enjoyable movie experience.

Meet the Deedles is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.0.

Meet the Deedles
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    1 hr 33 min
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    4.0  (3,159)