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Chicken Run (2000)

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Chicken Run is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorks chicken farm in 1950s England.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Fetcher (voice)
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Mac (voice)
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Rocky (voice)
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Mr. Tweedy (voice)
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Babs (voice)
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Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
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Ginger (voice)
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Nick (voice)
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Bunty (voice)
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Fowler (voice)
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Circus Man (voice)
Jo Allen ...
Additional Chicken (voice)
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Additional Chicken (voice)
Laura Strachan ...
Additional Chicken (voice)
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Storyline

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Ms. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom. Written by Cory Booth <WHMacy@yahoo.com>

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chicken | farm | escape | rooster | freedom | See All (40) »

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It's Chicken Impossible. See more »


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Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C:R-1  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,848,755 (UK) (30 June 2000)

Gross:

ESP 866,650,170 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Gibson recorded all of his lines separately in the United States, while the rest of the crew recorded together at Aardman (in the UK). See more »

Goofs

In the overhead shot of the huts when Rocky starts teaching the chickens how to fly, hut 24 is behind hut 23. Later, when Nick and Fetcher are watching them jumping on the hot water bottle, huts 23 and 24 are next to each other. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: [apparently training the chickens] And left, two, three, and right, two, three and... stop right there.
[chickens stop leaning to the side, confused]
Rocky: Oh, yeah. Down.
[chickens stoop]
Rocky: All right, now: make little circles.
[chickens start to spin]
Rocky: That's it, faster, faster... yeah, that hits the spot...
Ginger: [Ginger looks up only to see Rocky sighing in contentment getting massaged; she walks over and clears throat; other chickens wander away, embarrassed] I thought you were going to teach us how to fly.
Rocky: ...
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Crazy Credits

Near the very end of the credits the conversation about which comes first, the chicken or the egg??, comes up again. The two rodents want to take an egg or a chicken and make a chicken farm to make their own eggs. However, they cannot deside if they need a chicken or an egg. Finally, Rocky the Rooster pipes in and says to "please pipe down". See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Dam Busters (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Flip Flop and Fly
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Performed by Ellis Hall
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User Reviews

Simply delightful viewing
22 July 2000 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

As an older gentleman with a rather refined taste in flim viewing, I was surprised by how absorbed I got in this elaborate cartoon-like feature. It's no mean trick to create rubber characters that you can really care about. My favorites were Mr & Mrs Tweedy -- especially the latter. Mrs Tweedy was the personification of evil (within the confines of a cartoon of course) and just a thoroughly interesting character. The sets were well done, especially the Stalag 17 camp image (notice the 17 on the meeting hut). Lots of British stereotype stuff which worked pretty well and kept my attention. Fast paced without becoming just another Roger Rabbit.

Recommended!


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