Wild Hogs 2007 Movie Information





Synopsis
Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy star in Wild Hogs, the hysterically funny comedy about four weekend-warrior friends who decide to rev up their ho-hum suburban lives with a cross-country motorcycle adventure. They don their leathers, fire up their hogs and throw caution and their cell phones to the wind as they hit the open highway. But a lot can happen on the road to nowhere, including a run-in with the bad-to-the-bone Del Fuegos, a real biker gang who don't take kindly to the wannabes. Filled with hilarious misadventures, screwball situations and madcap mayhem, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a movie your whole family will go hog wild over.

Plot Details
Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence), and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men in Cincinnati who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life. Woody is a formerly rich businessman who now finds himself alone and bankrupt. Doug is a dentist who can’t connect with his son and misses his college glory days when he was called “The Golden Knight.” Bobby is a plumber who’s often bossed around by his wife while trying to follow his dream by writing a novel. Dudley is a computer nerd who seeks to find a woman in his life. Their one collective hobby has always been to ride together on motorcycles around the city because after college they stopped being your "typical" biker gang. They even have leather jackets with their biker gang name, “Wild Hogs,” stitched on the back.

After Woody finds out that his marriage is ending in divorce and that he's bankrupt, he suggests that the Wild Hogs embark on a cross-country road trip on their bikes to seek adventure. After some hesitation from the three others, the four agree to the trip and set off on their Harley-Davidsons.

The road trip is filled with humorous moments and often disaster. For example, when they cosily sleep close to each other, scantily dressed, a policeman (John C. McGinley) tells them this is lewd and lascivious behavior, but it turns out that he is only teasing: he is gay and actually jealous. Later the four go skinny dipping, but are very uncomfortable when a family goes swimming. When the family discovers that the four men are naked they feel very uncomfortable too and leave. The policeman appears again; he also undresses and joins the four men, showing sexual interest in them; this makes the four feel uncomfortable again, and now they leave.

The fun soon ends when the foursome stops at a small New Mexico bar and stumbles onto a real motorcycle gang called the Del Fuegos. Del Fuego leader Jack (Ray Liotta) tricks the foursome into a bum motorcycle trade, then tells them they should leave before something else bad happens. The Wild Hogs leave the bar without Dudley’s bike, with the Del Fuegos claiming the Wild Hogs are nothing compared to real motorcyclists, such as Damien Blade, the biker who founded the gang and built the bar.

Less than a mile away, Woody stops, disgraced at what just transpired. He tells his friends that he will walk back and reason with Jack for the bike. But when Woody gets back to the bar, he builds up his courage and cuts the fuel lines to every gang member’s motorcycle in the parking lot before exiting with Dudley’s bike. He returns to his friends with the bike (to much astonishment) and explains that he simply threatened the gang with legal action should they not turn over the bike. At the nervous Woody’s request, they quickly leave the area. Jack orders his gang to follow the Wild Hogs, but when he errantly tosses a cigarette, it hits gasoline on the ground, which triggers a chain reaction that blows up the entire biker bar. The Del Fuegos swear revenge, getting to work on repairing their vehicles.

Meanwhile, because of Woody’s insistence that they should not stop for any reason, the Wild Hogs run out of gas and are forced to stop in the small town of Madrid, New Mexico, to wait overnight for the fuel station’s opening. The four are first mistaken for actual Del Fuegos and feared. Once the mistake is cleared up, the Madrid Sheriff (Stephen Tobolowsky) tells the Wild Hogs that the Del Fuegos terrorize the town yearly and the small police force - who received police training by beating the video game Doom - is unable to do anything about them.

At a chili festival that night, Dudley meets Maggie (Marisa Tomei) and immediately is smitten with her. As he courts her, Bobby comes across two Del Fuegos in town (who have spotted the Wild Hogs and informed Jack). Thinking himself untouchable, because of Woody’s previous “legal action” explanation, Bobby humiliates the two bikers. Under orders from Jack, the two Del Fuegos refuse to do anything, but instead get humiliated and simply leave the area. The town praises all the Wild Hogs as saviors, thinking them a friendly biker gang who can protect them.

Dudley spends the night with Maggie. The next morning, The Del Fuegos arrive en masse and Jack yells to the townspeople that his gang will slowly destroy the town until the Wild Hogs come out to fight. Woody reveals he lied about the biker bar incident and his friends are disappointed with his deceit. When the Del Fuegos start to wreck Maggie’s diner, Dudley goes out to meet them. The rest of the Wild Hogs arrive to back up Dudley and a four-on-four fistfight begins between four Del Fuego bikers and the Wild Hogs. Easily outmatched, the Wild Hogs are beaten up, but refuse to stay down and see the diner destroyed. With their dignity on the line, they continue to get up and take punch after punch, much to the amazement and fury of Jack. Just then, the townspeople all arrive carrying makeshift weapons and defend their new friends; they demand the Del Fuegos leave the Wild Hogs alone and get out of town. The situation is defused by the arrival of Damien Blade himself (Peter Fonda). Blade chastises Jack and the Del Fuegos for picking on four men and the townspeople, and reveals he actually thought his bar was crap and insured it for twice what it was worth (and we also learn that Jack is actually Damien's son) while also pointing out to Jack that he forgot what being out on the open road is about, and that it doesn't involve thuggish behavior and violence. The Del Fuegos, feeling guilty, leave. In a salute to Easy Rider, Blade tells the Wild Hogs that they need to "lose the watches," referring to the scene when, just before departing on their cross-country chopper-born odyssey, Wyatt (Fonda's character), takes off his watch and throws it in the dirt.

Bobby and Doug’s wives arrive in town. Bobby tells his wife that he dislikes her controlling him and the two reconcile. Doug impresses his son by telling him of the adventures. Dudley says he will return to town soon to enjoy time with Maggie. The four head for the Pacific coast.

The closing credits include excerpts from a faux episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where the Del Fuegos are given a new bar. Jack holds back tears unsuccessfully. And in the confession room, Jack doesn't even utter a syllable before he is cut off.

Director
Walt Becker

Writer (WGA)
Brad Copeland (written by)

Release Date
March 2nd, 2007 (USA)

Genre
Action / Adventure / Comedy

Cast list
Tim Allen ... Doug Madsen
John Travolta ... Woody Stevens
Martin Lawrence ... Bobby Davis
William H. Macy ... Dudley Frank
Ray Liotta ... Jack
Marisa Tomei ... Maggie
Kevin Durand ... Red
M.C. Gainey ... Murdock
Jill Hennessy ... Kelly Madsen
Dominic Janes ... Billy Madsen
Tichina Arnold ... Karen Davis
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Charley
Jason Sklar ... Earl Dooble
Randy Sklar ... Buck Dooble
Drew Sidora ... Haley Davis
Cymfenee ... Claire Davis
Margaret Travolta ... Dana
Victor Izay ... Mr. Putnam (as Vic Izay)
Paul Teutul Sr. ... Paul
Paul Teutul Jr. ... Mike
Michael Hitchcock ... Kent (B.I. Biker)
Bebe Drake ... Mother-in-Law
John C. McGinley ... Highway Patrolman
Patrick O'Neal ... Family Dad
Jessica Tuck ... Family Mom
Taylor Warden ... Family Kid
Art Aitken ... Huge Tattooed Biker
Cynthia Frost ... Mrs. Putnam
Héctor Jiménez ... Clerk
Stephanie Skewes ... Selma
Kyle Gass ... Kyle (Lead Singer)
Shane Baumel ... Toby (Leaf Raker)
Peter Fonda ... Damien Blade
Ty Pennington ... Himself
Liezl Carstens ... Del Fuegos Biker Chick
James Johnstone ... Diner Patron
Nick Loren ... Chili Pepper
Marcel Becker ... Softball Booth Vendor
Sam Travolta ... Festival Goer
Jonathan Rau ... Diner Patron #2
Sterling Rice ... Chili Booth Vendor
Steve Landesberg ... Accountant
Arnold Chon ... Really Tiny Biker
Anthony G. Schmidt ... Truck Driver
Billy Lockwood ... Del Fuego
Lulu ... Beach Collie
Mike Miller ... Cook (as Michael L Miller)
Natalie Nicole ... Beach Girl
Drew Pinsky ... Doctor (as Dr. Drew)
Dave Colon ... Towns Person (uncredited)
Coco d'Este ... Beach gal (uncredited)

Tag Lines
A lot can happen on the road to nowhere.
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Four guys from the suburbs hit the road... and the road hit back.
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Four guys. 2000 miles. How wild can it get?
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Ride hard... or stay home!

Technical Specifications
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French And Spanish Language Tracks
French And Spanish Subtitles
Widescreen (2.35:1) - Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions

Rating
RATED PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
Bonus Material Not Rated