Meet The Deedles

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Meet The Deedles (1998 Movie)

“Meet the Deedles” is a comedy film released in 1998 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by Steve Boyum and stars Paul Walker and Steve Van Wormer as the Deedle brothers, Stew and Phil Deedle.

The story revolves around Stew and Phil, two surfer brothers from Hawaii who live a carefree and laid-back lifestyle. However, they are mistaken for park rangers and are sent to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming by their wealthy and absent-minded father. Once they arrive, they are tasked with protecting the park from an environmental extremist, Frank Slater, played by Dennis Hopper, who plans to unleash a dangerous substance into the park’s geysers to cause chaos.

As the Deedle brothers try to blend in as park rangers, they face many hilarious misadventures and challenges. They end up forming an unlikely partnership with a real park ranger, Jesse Ryan, played by A.J. Langer, who helps them navigate the challenges of their new roles.

“Meet the Deedles” is a lighthearted and comedic film that blends elements of adventure, comedy, and family entertainment. It features the comedic talents of Paul Walker and Steve Van Wormer, who bring their energetic and fun personalities to the characters of Stew and Phil. The movie also includes some exciting action sequences, especially in the final showdown with the villainous Frank Slater.

While “Meet the Deedles” received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, it has gained a small cult following over the years, especially among fans of 90s comedies. The film’s light-hearted humor and family-friendly content make it an enjoyable watch for audiences of all ages.

Overall, “Meet the Deedles” is a fun and entertaining comedy that offers a blend of slapstick humor, adventure, and feel-good moments. While not a major box office success, it remains a nostalgic favorite for those who appreciate light-hearted comedies with a touch of adventure and wild antics.

Meet The Deedles

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $4.4 million
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  • Paul Walker: Phil Deedle
  • Steve Van Wormer: Stew Deedle
  • J. Langer: Lt. Jesse Ryan
  • John Ashton: Capt. Douglas Pine
  • Robert Englund: Nemo
  • Dennis Hopper: Frank Slater
  • Eric Braeden: Elton Deedle
  • Richard Lineback: Crabbe
  • C. Gainey: Major Flowers
  • Ana Gasteyer: Mel
  • Megan Cavanagh: Mo
  • Hattie Winston: Jo-Claire
  • Bart the Bear: Circus Bear


  • Director: Steve Boyum
  • Producer: Dale Pollock and Aaron Meyerson
  • Music: Steve Bartek

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