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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

chicken | farm | escape | rooster | freedom | See more »

Taglines:

Run, Don't Walk! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 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

While the normal frame rate for a motion picture is twenty-four frames per second, and all the Aardman Animations shorts had been shot accordingly, this film was shot at only twenty frames a second to save on time and money. See more »

Goofs

The tire mark on Mrs. Tweedy's forehead disappears/reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fowler: Why, back in my RAF days...
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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

References A Bug's Life (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Barwick Green
Written by Arthur Wood
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The best movie of the summer!
27 June 2000 | by (Tucson) – See all my reviews

Now, knowing what's in store for us this summer, I am probably not out on a limb saying this, but this should be the best film this summer, if not this year.

Full of wit, sight gags, homage to prison escape movies, yet completely adorable and exciting to even very young children, this movie has everything you would want in a movie. I was lucky enough to catch it at a sneak preview while on vacation with my 19-year-old son while in San Francisco, and even at the price of NINE BUCKS, it was worth it.

All this and voices from two Ab Fab actresses!


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