Krippendorf's Tribe

07/12/1998
  |  Buy to Own: 07/12/1998
  |  Watch Now: 16/02/2007
  |  90 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) has blown his $100,000 research grant on his kids over the last two years, and now his colleagues want to see the fruits of his work with a lost New Guinea tribe. Desperate to fool the experts and impress a leggy blonde (Jenna Elfman) who is lusting after him, Krippendorf creates native huts in his backyard and populates them with the most primitive people he knows - his family! It seems that he has succeeded in pulling the wool over their eyes until a professor (Lily Tomlin) travels to New Guinea herself to prove that he is a fraud.