May 5th, 2006


New Line Cinema and Walden Media


Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) is constantly moving from state to state due to his father’s job. After moving from Montana to the laidback, tropical Coconut Cove, Florida, Roy has trouble fitting in and avoiding the curse of being the new kid. After befriending two other local outcasts, Beatrice (Brie Larson) and Mullet Fingers (Cody Linley), he is informed about a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls taking place at the construction site of the new Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House. Determined to protect the adorable creatures, Roy and his friends must take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians and clueless cops as they fight to prevent the destruction of the owls and their natural home before it is too late.

Video Notes

  • Buffett plays Mr. Ryan, a science teacher, in the film
  • Wil Shriner (director), Carl Hiaasen (author), and Buffett got together in Key West in 2003 and decided to do the film
  • Buffett owned the film rights to the book
  • Mainly filmed in July 2005 in Boca Grande, Florida
  • Additional funding from New Line Cinema allowed for more scenes to be shot in January 2006
  • “Hoot” only made $3,368,197 its opening weekend, finishing in the number 10 spot

Jimmy in the film with Luke wilson.