Am I the only person in Michigan that DIDN'T KNOW Jeff Daniels wrote and starred in a movie about a deer camp in Escanaba, Michigan?

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I was scrolling on Facebook after work the other day when I saw a post from Visit Escanaba talking about the hunting season approaching and how it was time to watch the cult classic movie Escanaba In Da Moonlight

What's The Plot For Escanaba In Da Moonlight?

IMDb says Escanaba In Da Moonlight is about "a macho man" named Rueben Soady (played by actor Jeff Daniels) "in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck." Visit Escanaba said, Escanaba in da Moonlight captures the humor and sarcasm of what it means to be “a Yooper”.

What Is A Yooper?

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Most of us Trolls (people who live under the Mackinac Bridge) know what a yooper is but if you don't according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a Yooper is:

A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Where Was Escanaba In Da Moonlight Filmed?

The movie was filmed in Delta County, Michigan. Some of the filming locations in the movie include Rosy's Dinner, Escanaba Athletic Field, and The Swallow Inn.

Rosy's Dinner 

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Escanaba Athletic Field

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The Swallow Inn

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How Can I Watch Escanaba In Da Moonlight?

If you want to check out this movie as I do, then there are free streaming options and a few where you have to pay to watch.

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