Krippendorfs Tribe


Release Date: February 27, 1998
Running Time: 94 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Box Office: $7,563,591.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy


Anthropologist James Krippendorf is a single dad trying to raise three kids. For the past two years he's been living off of grant money to study an "undiscovered" tribe in New Guinea. Word comes that his lecture is due but there is no tribe. Out of desperation Krippendorf uses his own family who become the "Shelmikedmu" a fictional tribe.



Richard Dreyfuss

Jenna Elfman

Natasha Lyonne

Gregory Smith

Lily Tomlin

Stephen Root

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