About the film
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Release Date: February 27, 1998
|Slogan||:||«He's discovered the wildest tribe in his own backyard!»|
|Production Companies||:||Touchstone Pictures|
|Producers||:||Jackie Burch, Larry Brezner, Ross Canter, Whitney Green|
|Writers||:||Charlie Peters, Frank Parkin|
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.