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%

Rated PG-13,  1 hr 34 mins

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

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