Beerfest Movie 2006

Beerfest Movie
Beerfest Movie

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“Beerfest” is a 2006 American comedy film that blends elements of sports, drinking games, and humor. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and starring the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, the film features a cast that includes Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. In addition to the Broken Lizard members, the film also features Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Ralf Möller, Gunter Schlierkamp, Mo’Nique, Eric Christian Olsen, Jürgen Prochnow, and Cloris Leachman. “Beerfest” was theatrically released on August 25, 2006.

The movie revolves around a drinking game competition and incorporates humor, outrageous challenges, and drinking contests as its central theme. Throughout the film, there is a recurring reference to a drinking game called “Das Boot,” in which participants must drink from a large boot-shaped glass. This is a playful nod to the German co-star Jürgen Prochnow, who had previously starred in the well-known German film “Das Boot” (The Boat), adding an element of wordplay and intertextual humor to the movie. “Beerfest” is known for its over-the-top, raucous humor and its portrayal of an intense and fictionalized underground beer-drinking competition.

Paul Soter as Jan Wolfhouse
Erik Stolhanske as Todd Wolfhouse / Young Baron Ludwig
Cloris Leachman as Great Gam Gam Wolfhouse
Donald Sutherland as Johann von Wolfhaus
Jay Chandrasekhar as Barry Badrinath
Kevin Heffernan as Phil “Landfill” Krundle / Gil “Landfill” Krundle
Blanchard Ryan as Krista Krundle
Steve Lemme as Steve “Fink” Finkelstein
Jürgen Prochnow as Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen
Nat Faxon as Rolf
Will Forte as Otto
Eric Christian Olsen as Gunther
Ralf Möller as Hammacher
Gunter Schlierkamp as Schlemmer
Mo’Nique as Cherry
MC Gainey as Priest
James Roday as German messenger
Philippe Brenninkmeyer as Herr Referee
Chauntal Lewis as Girl Sprayed by Keg

Beerfest Plot Summary

At their grandfather’s funeral in Germany, Jan and Todd Wolfhouse learn of a family tradition requiring them to travel to Munich’s Oktoberfest to spread their grandfather’s ashes. There, they accidentally cause a brawl and get involved in Beerfest, a secret drinking game tournament led by a relative, Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen. The Germans deny their family ties, insulting their ancestors, and challenge the brothers to a drinking game, which they lose.

Determined to seek revenge, the brothers recruit their friends and form an American Beerfest team. During their training, they discover their grandfather didn’t steal the family beer recipe but was the true heir to the family brewery. Armed with this knowledge, they create a remarkable beer, Schnitzengiggle.

The German team receives a bottle of Schnitzengiggle, prompting a confrontation. The Wolfhausens try to sabotage the brothers’ restaurant, Fink quits, and the team disbands after Landfill’s tragic drowning in a beer vat. They decide to compete after Great Gam Gam’s motivational speech.

In Germany, they gain entry to the competition by impersonating the Beerfest founders. After losing a round, they challenge the Germans to a rematch, revealing that the stolen recipe was for a low-carb strawberry beer. The intense final round ends in victory when the German team’s anchor fails to finish, leading to the Americans’ win.

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