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Fubar(Movie, 2002)

1h 16min | Genres: Comedy, Music
FubarRating: 3.1/5 (with 1919 votes)
FUBAR is a 2002 Canadian film directed by Michael Dowse and written by Dave Lawrence, Michael Dowse and Paul Spence, following the lives of two lifelong friends and head-bangers, Terry Cahill and Dean Murdoch. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Since its release, it has gained a cult status in North America, particularly in Western Canada. Filmed and set in and around Calgary, Alberta, it was shot on a Canon XL1, on a shoestring budget that required Lawrence to max out his credit card and his dad to refinance their family home to complete it. The film features characters created by Lawrence and Paul Spence that they developed based on the head-banger subculture. Terry Cahill, one of the main characters, played by Lawrence, was based on a character he created at Loose Moose Theatre in the mid-'90s. Many people who appear in the movie (including the fist-fighters) were bystanders who thought that the filmmakers were shooting a documentary on the common man. FUBAR did not have a set script, only a rough outline from which the actors improvised. ()
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About Fubar

Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Ferral Mitchener in an exploration of the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully and the art and science of drinking beer like a man.

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Additional Information

Production country: Canada
Plays in: Alberta
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/24/2002
Director: Michael Dowse
Screenwriter: Michael Dowse
Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael
Composer: John Powell
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Fubar - The Movie (2002)"
Budget: 350,000 USD

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