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The Incredibles (2004)

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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

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Brad Bird

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig T. Nelson ... Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
Holly Hunter ... Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Jason Lee ... Buddy Pine / Syndrome (voice)
Dominique Louis ... Bomb Voyage (voice)
Teddy Newton ... Newsreel Narrator (voice)
Jean Sincere ... Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
Eli Fucile ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Maeve Andrews Maeve Andrews ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Gilbert Huph (voice)
Spencer Fox ... Dashiell 'Dash' Parr (voice)
Lou Romano ... Bernie Kropp (voice)
Wayne Canney Wayne Canney ... Principal (voice)
Sarah Vowell ... Violet Parr (voice)
Michael Bird Michael Bird ... Tony Rydinger (voice)
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Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invincibles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,467,623, 7 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$261,441,092, 14 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$631,442,092
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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Atmos (4K Blu-Ray Release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dash (Spencer Fox) and Helen (Holly Hunter) are in the car on their way to Violet's (Sarah Vowell's) school, Helen tells Dash that everyone is special. His reply, "That's just another way of saying nobody is", mirrors a later quote from Syndrome (Jason Lee): "And when EVERYBODY'S super...no one will be." See more »

Goofs

When Syndrome introduces himself to the public, he does so by catching a petrol tanker, which he then flamboyantly tosses behind him and we see a huge explosion. Barely a second later, when the Omnidroid is creeping up on Syndrome, he looks over his shoulder and we briefly see the street behind him, which has no trace of the tanker, or any fiery debris. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Incredible: [fiddling with a clip-on microphone] Is this on? I mean, can break through walls, I just can't... can't get this on...
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Production Babies are listed. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Argentinian version of the movie, not only the newspapers headlines are written in Spanish, but also streets names are changed: the characters make references to Buenos Aires City street names, such as Callao, Corrientes, and many others. See more »

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Amazing! Brilliant! Fabulous! Wonderful! Astonishing! I'm not avoiding using a certain word!
23 December 2004 | by ThePedofinderGeneralSee all my reviews

The Incredibles is a great film, and probably my favourite Pixar picture (Toy Story is the best, but that's different to favourite). It takes a while to properly get into the action, but when it does, it delivers it in spades.

And that's exactly it. I would actually call The Incredibles an animated action film, because to be honest, I don't think there was enough comedy to call it an animated action comedy film. There are quite a few funny moments, but the gags don't come as fast as Finding Nemo or Toy Story.

That being said, it does have truly amazing action set-pieces, brilliant voice acting, a fabulous script, wonderful characters and the animation is simply.....well....incredible.

The music is definitely a stand-out. It actually made me smile, with it's jazzy tones and James Bond type scores.

One of the greatest things about The Incredibles is that it's not a kiddies film; it's completely different to all the other Pixar films. They bring out tommy guns in the second scene, for crying out loud! If you want to see a more adult animated film, then go see The Incredibles, and enjoy every minute. But I wouldn't bring someone younger than 4 maybe, because it isn't really aimed at them, and they probably would find it quite scary.

This is a great film, one of the best of 2004 in my opinion. If it just had a slightly higher gag rate, than this would be an absolutely perfect picture.

9/10


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