Release Date: February 27th, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002
PG-13|1 hr 34 min
After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) 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.
Director: Todd Holland
Production Co: Touchstone Pictures
Distributors: Touchstone Pictures