Krippendorf's Tribe

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

He's discovered the wildest tribe in his own backyard!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 1998-02-27
  • User Rating: 4.8/10 from 56 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 56 Ratings
5.0 16%


After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf 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.

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    Camera Dean Cundey Director of Photography
    Production Jackie Burch Casting
    Costume & Make-Up Isis Mussenden Costume Design
    Editing Jon Poll Editor
    Production Larry Brezner Producer
    Art Scott Chambliss Production Design
    Art Karen Manthey Set Decoration
    Sound Bruce Broughton Original Music Composer
    Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Jr. Key Makeup Artist
    Writing Charlie Peters Screenplay
    Production Ross Canter Executive Producer
    Directing Todd Holland Director
    Production Whitney Green Executive Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Heidi Seeholzer Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Deborah Ann Piper Key Hair Stylist
    Art Bill Rea Art Direction
    Costume & Make-Up Stephen Rose Hairstylist
    Writing Frank Parkin Author
    Costume & Make-Up Kim Messina Hairstylist