Strange Wilderness

Strange Wilderness

Promotional poster
Directed by Fred Wolf
Produced by Adam Sandler
Jack Giarraputo
Allen Covert
Peter Gaulke
Written by Peter Gaulke
Fred Wolf
Starring Steve Zahn
Allen Covert
Jonah Hill
Robert Patrick
Also Starring
Justin Long
Jeff Garlin
Ernest Borgnine
Music by Waddy Wachtel
Cinematography David Hennings
Edited by Tom Costain
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Box office $6.9 million[2]

Strange Wilderness is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions for Paramount Pictures, and starring Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long, Kevin Heffernan, and Jonah Hill. The film received negative reviews and was a box office bomb, making less than $7 million against a $20 million budget.

So far, this is the final Happy Madison Productions film to be released by Paramount Pictures (The Ridiculous 6 was originally planned to be a Paramount Pictures film, but they rejected it). The logo for Paramount Pictures also doesn't appear at the beginning, due to the movie's poor reception.


Peter Gaulke is the host of an unsuccessful nature program called Strange Wilderness. When the show is threatened with cancellation, he goes in search of the elusive bigfoot in order to restore ratings.


Critical reception

The film received highly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 2% rating with an average reviewer rating of 2.2/10 based on 45 reviews with the consensus: "Strange Wilderness is a laugh-free comedy that's both aimless and overly crass." Only one review counted for the website was positive, who was Donald Clarke of The Irish Times.[3] At Metacritic, it was given a 12% (ranking "overwhelming dislike") based on 12 reviews, placing it at 42nd place for the worst-reviewed films ever with seven or more reviews. [4]


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