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Thunderbird 6
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Writers:
Gerry Anderson (writer)
Sylvia Anderson (writer)
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Release Date:
20 November 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)

Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker (voice)
Keith Alexander ... John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files ... The Hood (Black Phantom) / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-teller (voice)
John Carson ... Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ... James Glenn (voice)

Directed by
David Lane 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerry Anderson  writer
Sylvia Anderson  writer

Produced by
Sylvia Anderson .... producer
Gerry Anderson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Barry Gray 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Oakes 
 
Film Editing by
Len Walter 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Bell 
 
Production Management
Norman Foster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Anderson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Dunsterville .... property maker
Peter Holmes .... property master
John Lageu .... set designer
Keith Wilson .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Brian Hickin .... sound editor
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
John Peverill .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ashton .... model maker
Eric Backman .... model maker
Ray Brown .... model maker
Tim Cooksey .... puppet workshop
Terry Curtis .... puppet workshop
Sheena McGregor .... assistant puppeteer
Derek Meddings .... visual effects director
Linda Rutter .... assistant puppeteer
Plugg Shutt .... puppet workshop
Brian Smithies .... model workshop
Ian Spurrier .... lip sync
Wanda Webb .... puppeteer
Ian Wingrove .... visual effects assistant
Charmaine Wood .... assistant puppeteer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Black .... camera operator: location unit
Tommy Fletcher .... camera operator: location unit
Ted Fowler .... camera operator: location team
Peter Nash .... camera operator
Ian Vinson .... camera focus operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Martin .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Len Cleal .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Eric Faulkner .... pilot: models
Joan Hughes .... pilot: Tiger Moth
Mary Turner .... puppet coordinator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
As with Thunderbirds Are GO (1966), Techniscope cameras were used instead of Panavision cameras because the latter couldn't cope with special effects shots (at the time).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the time that "Thunderbird 6" was being filmed, the Sydney Opera House was under construction. Construction work could be seen during the shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite the fact that the movie was set in 2068 (95 years since the Sydney Opera House was opened).See more »
Quotes:
Jeff Tracy:Now, let's have a rundown on the International Rescue craft. So far, there are five. Thunderbird 1: sleek, first and fast. Thunderbird 2: giant transporter. Carries all the rescue gear to the danger zone. Thunderbird 3: designed for space rescue. Thunderbird 4: capable of withstanding the pressure of the depths...
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Movie Connections:
Follows "Four Feather Falls" (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Man in his Flying MachineSee more »

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Unlucky number 6, 30 December 2010
Author: A56T from United Kingdom

The first Thunderbirds film was a flop so why they made another seems strange. Although the technology is better in this one the creaky plot and visible strings spoil this film.

There are lots of nice film parodies throughout and some nice performances from the voice cast but the "Thunderbird 6" element is a lot of hype for nothing. A gimmick to get bums on seats.

Overall Anderson should have learnt that while people were happy to watch puppets move around for half an hour to make them do it for an hour and a half was pushing it. The main appeal of the series was the machines and although the character stuff is nice it is the machines that we want to see.

No more films were made after this and it is not hard to see why. Times were changing and the sight of puppets on the big screen was growing thin.

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