Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

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After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But when a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse, he gets into the act as well.

Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 14% / Audience 23%

2/10

Rated PG-13 1 hr 34 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION
Todd Holland
CAST
Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Zakes Mokae  •  Siobhan Fallon

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Richard Dreyfuss Prof. Krippendorf
Jenna Elfman Veronica
Zakes Mokae Sulukim
Siobhan Fallon Lori
Natasha Lyonne Shelly
Gregory Smith Mickey
Lily Tomlin Ruth Allen
Stephen Root Gerald Adams
Elaine Stritch Irene Hargrove
Mila Kunis Abbey Tournquist
David Ogden Stiers Henry Spivey