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Thunderbirds (2004)

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When The Hood finds and invades International Rescue's secret base and traps most of the Tracy family, only young Alan Tracy and his friends can save the day.



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Lisa Lowe
Kyle Herbert ...
Know It All Kid
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The year is 2010. Teenager Alan Tracy, sent off to a distant boarding school, is the youngest of the sons of Jeff Tracy, a retired American astronaut. Jeff, a widower, has formed International Rescue, and raised his sons to act as a secret, volunteer organization which uses highly advanced technology to save lives worldwide. Jeff and his older sons John, Virgil, Scott, and Gordon, who like Alan were named after the Mercury Seven astronauts are joined in this effort by Lady Penelope and her butler/chauffeur Parker. Their futuristic hardware is largely developed by a genius scientist known as Brains, who lives at the International Rescue base on Tracy Island, somewhere in the Pacific. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Prepare for the new generation. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense action sequences and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Thunderbirds  »

Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,350,974 (UK) (23 July 2004)


$310,277 (Australia) (10 September 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early in the film's development, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio were considered for the role of Alan Tracy. See more »


In the opening rescue, people at the scene are waiting for the Thunderbirds to arrive, and then Thunderbirds 1 and 2 arrive at the same time. Thunderbird 1 is much faster than 2 and would have arrived much earlier in order to assess the situation. See more »


[first lines]
News Anchor: From a secret island in the South Pacific, the courageous Tracy family run an organization called International Rescue. When disaster strikes anywhere in the world, they are always first on the scene. They go by the name they gave they're incredible machines. The Thunderbirds. 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Thunderbirds are GO!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are animated (cartoon style) with the 4 Thunderbird Rescue Craft "saving"/manipulating the text which is in danger of being destroyed by disasters (Volcano Lava, Meteors, etc.). For those who have never seen the original TV Shows, it offers a peek at the design of the Craft and how they function at the disaster sites. A jazzed-up/updated version of the TV Theme Music is used for this sequence. See more »


Follows The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (1980) See more »


Thunderbirds are Go!
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Arrangement by Ramin Djawadi & Hans Zimmer
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Felt like I'd been slapped in the face
25 September 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

OK..this movie could have been soooo good! All generations have been exposed to Thunderbirds and have come to love it and this film had some of the features one would look for in a good thunderbirds movie. The craft themselves and Tracey Island were realistically transferred to the big screen, whilst still keeping to the designs we fell in love with. Sophia Miles was, simply, fantastic, as Lady P and Bill Paxton, whilst not exactly who I envisaged Jeff Tracey being, was solid enough...but then the adults were taken out of the equation and we were asked to believe 8 year olds could fly 200 tonne machines.

It's not so much the fact that the movie was centred around the children that made me feel like Jonathon Frakes was slapping me with a wet fish and laughing at my hard earned money spent on the film, it was the fact that Alan Tracey was so obnoxious in the film and that he seemed to be as able to fly the machines as well as his brothers...who were at least 19/20. Seriously, these are some pretty damn simple machines to use if this is the case.

The film didn't seem to know whether it wanted to be serious or farcical. It tried to pay homage whilst satirising and it just generally fell flat on its face. 3/10 (2 for the machines, 1 for Lady P)

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