Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling
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Without a Paddle: Nature s Calling is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem, written by Stephen Mazur, and it a sequel to the 2004 film Without a Paddle. Aside from the theme of three men on a river adventure to find something, there is little connection to the first film. None of the original actors return.

It was released on DVD on January 13, 2009.


Two childhood friends (Oliver James and Kristopher Turner) reunite years later to take part in an unusual quest that involves traveling into the woods in search of Ben s high school sweetheart. They are joined by their British rival Nigel (Rik Young) and, as the stakes get higher and the squirrels turn hostile, the hapless trio attempts to navigate a raging river while realizing that sometimes nature isn t all it s cracked up to be.


  • Oliver James as Ben Reed
  • Kristopher Turner as Zach Howell
  • Rik Young as Nigel
  • Madison Riley as Heather Earthchild Bessler
  • Amber McDonald as Thunderstorm
  • Jerry Rice as Hal Gore
  • Cory Bossom as Young Ben Reed
  • Robert Blanche as Massey
  • Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Bessler
  • Todd A. Robinson as Overton


Entertainment Weekly called it the most unnecessary sequel ever .

Ryan Keer of DVDTalk gave it half a star out of 5, and recommend viewers Skip It .

Year 2009
ReleaseDate 2009-01-13
RuntimeMins 96
RuntimeStr 1h 36min
Plot Zach talks Ben into taking off time to go on an adventure of a lifetime. Our two fiends head out on the river, along with an uptight Brit to find Ben’s long lost love.
Directors Ellory Elkayem
Writers Stephen Mazur
Stars Oliver James, Kristopher Turner, Rik Young
Produced by George Engel,Amy Goldberg
Music by Thomas Chase
Cinematography by Thomas L. Callaway
Film Editing by John Gilbert
Production Design by Mimi Gramatky
Set Decoration by Ron Olsen
Costume Design by Shawnelle Cherry
Makeup Department Molly Craytor,Stephanie Keiler,Amanda Needham,Janet Price,Robin Schmitt,Doreen Vantyne,Erin Walters
Production Management George Engel,Michael Toji
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Scott Cameron,Ime Etuk,Simone Farber,Paul Lindsay
Art Department Tyan Bardon,Daas Bersano,Jonathan Birchfield,Robert L. Bloch,Brady J. Condit,Paul Cowsill,Jarred Decker,Ken Erck,Sean Fong,Stephen Frankland,Jenelle Giordano,Randal R. Groves,Mark Haack,Jason Hildner,Bree Judah,Rick Lepinski,Beth Lipson,Ray Lovasz,Anthony Maltase,Curtis Mathewson,Greg McMickle,Steve Patterson,John Pearson-Denning,Dave Rivers,Dean G. Roberts,Dan Schaefer,Robert L. Scott,Arthur Shippee,Teresa Tamiyasu,Johnny Trudell,Adrianna Valencia,Harold Willy Wilson,Ryan Windsor,Nick Worsfold,Karla Benson
Sound Department Mark Appleby,Craig Clark,Chris Clifford,Michael Farnan,Eric J. Goldstein,Danny Kim,Erik H. Magnus,Jan Petrov,Colin Rogers,Teddy Salas,Craig Schafer,Guillermo J. Silberstein,Tyler Stephens,Tom Taylor,Russ Gorsline
Special Effects by Casey Pritchett,Carly Sertic,Kai Shelton
Visual Effects by Thomas Dadras,Bonnie Kanner,Damian McDonnell,Jason Wilson
Stunts Dan Brown,Eric Chambers,Jessica Harbeck,Kurt D. Lott,Carl Rice,Kerry Rossall,Sean Taylor,Pete Turner,Mark Vanselow
Camera and Electrical Department Dan Ayers,Don Benson,Chris Chalky Chalk,Paul Fanning,Jeff Feller,Cale Finot,Brian Fleskes,Bruce Sarge Fleskes,Desera Frentress,Andrew Gallegos,Gor Haroutunian,Bruce Henderson,Harry Hope,Curt Klein,Shane Klum,Ben Lipsey,Matthew May,Andrew McDowall,Ryan Middleton,Gerry O Malley,Justin O Shaughnessy,Eliza Plumlee,Christopher A. Schenck,Blake Scripps,Bryan Seidel,Brian Shotzbarger,James Lawrence Spencer,Savannah Teller-Brown,Mark Tomlinson,Joe Vitellaro,Scott Walters,Bryan fro Waters
Animation Department Dustin Adair,Harry Porudominsky
Casting Department Veronica Gilbert,Diana Hammons,Lori Lewis,Lana Veenker
Costume and Wardrobe Department Kevin Ian Ackerman,Cindy Bagby,Leslie Gilbertson,Martha Hines,Nikki Paulson,Mark Peterson,Chapin Simpson
Editorial Department Carl L.W. Bochek III,Joe Fineman,James G. White
Location Management Shaun Gavin,Tracy Holliday,Andrew Ticer,Robert Warberg
Music Department Jonathan Beard,Benjamin L. Brown,Alejandro Valencia
Script and Continuity Department Mark S. Thomas
Transportation Department Victoria Mischa Austreng,Moore Brian,Brandon Chandler,James Davis,James Harvey Davis,Justin Durrie,Shayna Goldstein,Ryder Greene,Mark Sparky Haleston,Bart Heimburger,Tyrone Hines,Lance Hruza,Gary Jackson,Philip Krysl,Greg McVey,John Petty,Gary Roberts,Joe Soleberg,Eric Solmonson,John Sundby,Sean Tichenor,Don Williams
Additional Crew Robin Adams,Brian Amlin,Lark Bernini,Jacquie Brown,Megan Alicia Brown,Jason Cohoon,Nathan Dinihanian,Joseph Duerst,Jay Floyd,Wade Hagen,Ross Henry,Kieran Henthorn,Dave Hoffman,Paul Kuthe,Devan Linforth,Elizabeth Maxwell,Michael Maxwell,Mary McDonald-Lewis,Jeff Mills,Dawnn Pavlonnis,Wilson Peery,Adam Perrigan,Jenna Rae,Ron Ridenour,Sheila Roberts,Taylor Saxon,Timothy P. Tundel,Heather Wakehouse,Gresszelle Williams,Patsy Williams,Randy Williams,Derek Wilson,James Yasenchok,Cameron Zickrick
Genres Adventure, Comedy
Companies Paramount Famous Productions
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating PG-13
ImDbRating 3.9
ImDbRatingVotes 3044
Keywords whitewater rafting,sequel