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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  8 August 1986 (USA)
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The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

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Kranix (voice)
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Astrotrain (voice)
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Prowl / Scrapper / Swoop / Junkion (voice)
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Grimlock (voice)
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Arcee (voice)
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Devastator (voice)
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Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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It is the year 2005. And the battle between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron. Two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The Autobots must save their homeworld from an evil entity known as Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Along the way, lives are lost, battles are fought, and a new Autobot leader is born as another dies. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Spike originally said "Oh s***, what are we going to do now" in the theatrical release when he and Bumblebee realized that blowing up the moon didn't affect Unicron. "Oh s***" had been put in the theatrical release to guarantee a PG rating as G rated movies could not be played as often during the day as PG, PG-13 or R rated movies back then. However, the line had been taken out of every VHS release until the Rhino re-release in 2000 and it was also restored in the 2000 Canadian DVD and the 2001 Rhino DVD released in the United States. See more »

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Galvatron after being tortured in the throne room by Unicron, stands to his feet and says "Decepticons, to earth" however his lips don't move. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Escape
Performed by Vince DiCola
Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge
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great film
24 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Transformers the movie is a brilliant animation with an epic storyline, great cast and great characters. War is shown as it is with death, despair and hope. Some memorable quotes and decent soundtrack. Transformers is indeed a great film, but under rated unfairly by many due to it's toy connections. Those that watch the cartoon series will appreciate it more as characters are well developed in the series, although the film is of much better quality. The fact it is still on sale today, shows clearly, that class will eventually come through in the end, as it's box office record was surprisingly poor. Well worth a watch.


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