Information on the movie “Hoot”


Watch a video clip featuring interviews with the cast and crew of “Hoot” from the advance screening that took place on April 13th. There’s also a clip of Jimmy performing “Good Guys Win”.
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Tagline: It’s time to stand up for the little guys.

Plot: Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure HOOT based on Carl Hiaasen’s Newbery Honor-winning book. HOOT revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.

Release Date: May 5th, 2006
Rating: PG for mild bullying and brief language

Directed by: Wil Shriner

Writing credits:
Wil Shriner screenplay and
Carl Hiaasen novel

(Logan Lerman and Jimmy Buffett)

Logan Lerman …. Roy Eberhardt
Brie Larson …. Beatrice Leap
Cody Linley …. Mullet Fingers

Jimmy Buffett …. Mr. Ryan; Marine Science Teacher
Luke Wilson …. Officer Delinko
Eric Phillips …. Dana Matherson
Neil Flynn …. Mr. Don Eberhardt
Kiersten Warren …. Mrs. Eberhardt

(Cody Linley, Brie Larson, and Logan Lerman)

Produced by:
Jimmy Buffett …. producer
Carl Hiaasen …. co-producer
Frank Marshall …. producer
Kevin Reidy …. executive producer
Wil Shriner …. co-producer

Distrubutor: New Line Cinema

Production Company: Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walden Media

Studios: New Line Cinema

Filming Locations: Florida (Boca Grande and other locations)
between July 6th, 2005 and Sept 2nd, 2005

Hoot Soundtrack

Release Date: Tuesday April 18, 2006

Label: Mailboat Records

Music Supervisor: Savannah Jane Buffett

Order the Hoot Soundtrack at

Songs include:

1. Wondering Where The Lions Are – Jimmy Buffett (covers the Bruce Cockburn song)
2. Back Of The Bus – G. Love & Special Sauce
3. Barefootin’ – Jimmy Buffett / Alan Jackson
4. Florida – Mofro
5. Werewolves Of London – Jimmy Buffett (covers the Warren Zevon song)
6. Let Your Spirit Fly – Ry Cuming
7. Floridays – Jimmy Buffett (raggae version of the Buffett classic)
8. Coming Around – Brie Larson (plays Beatrice in the movie)
9. Funky Kingston – Toots & The Maytals
10. Good Guys Win – Jimmy Buffett (written by Mac McAnally and Roger Guth)
11. Lovely Day – Maroon 5 / Bill Withers / Kori Withers (covers the Bill Withers song)
12. A Happy Ending

Coral Reefer band members are featured on the movie’s score as are slide guitarist extraordinaire Sonny Landreth and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

More Information

The Official “Hoot” Movie website:
Includes a clip from the movie (with Jimmy Buffett as Mr Ryan).

Walden Media Hoot Teaching Tools:


Hoot (Paperback)
by Carl Hiaasen

Hoot Tie-in (Audio CD)
by Carl Hiaasen
narrated by Chad Lowe