Krippendorf's Tribe Poster

Release Date: February 27th, 1998

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith, Carl Michael Lindner, Stephen Root, Elaine Stritch, Tom Poston

Director: Todd Holland

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Rivalry, Amusing, Son, 1990s, Fall, Quest, Playful, Madcap