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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû (original title)
Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ash Ketchum / Female Scientist / Computer / Fuji's Wife (voice)
Jay Goede ...
Mewtwo / Dr. Fuji (voice) (as Philip Bartlett)
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Misty / Jessie / Wigglytuff (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
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Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Ted Lewis ...
Giovanni / Corey / Male Scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
James Carter Cathcart ...
Fergus (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Michael Haigney ...
Kayzie Rogers ...
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Sakaki (voice)
Lee Quick ...
Officer Jenny (voice)
Ayako Shiraishi ...
Joi (voice)
Chinami Nishimura ...
Junsar (voice)
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Storyline

When a group of scientists are offered funding into genetic research if they agree to try and clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is success and Mewtwo is born. However Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth. Written by bob the moo

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The Pokemon match of all time is here. See more »


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Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,036,678 (USA) (12 November 1999)

Gross:

$85,744,662 (USA) (25 February 2000)
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Trivia

As Meowth gets sucked into a tube, James says "Who's That Pokemon?", a reference to the commercial-break game of the same name on the TV show. See more »

Goofs

When watching the Pokemon go through the cloning machine, Jessie and James call the silhouette of a Scyther an Alakazam. See more »

Quotes

Misty: [after Ash has been challenged to a Pokemon match] Ash, you just said you were too weak to work.
Ash Ketchum: That's right, I am too weak to work. But a Pokemon battle isn't work.
Brock: That's progress. At least his mouth is working.
[Japanese version]
Kasumi: I thought you weren't be able to move a millimeter.
Satoshi: I can do one or two Pokémon battles before breakfast.
Takeshi: This is lunch, by the way. So it'd before your afternoon meal.
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Crazy Credits

As the ending credits roll, we see clips of Ash, Brock and Misty continuing on their journey, in different places and times. In order they show: them walking down the coast as the waves lap beside the credits. Them walking through a grassy field. Them by a waterfall, with Misty sitting down with a fishing rod. Them all standing in a field watching a herd of Taurus grazing in the distance. Them all sitting in a cave, while the sky is filled with black clouds and it is raining. Them walking through a forest full of enormous trees. A panning shot of all three of them sleeping in sleeping bags out in the woods. All three of the gang walking up a desert highway. The gang sitting on top of a high mountain with a campfire, watching the sun set. The three heading toward a forest, with a huge rainbow in the foreground. And the final shot of the three is of them walking towards the camera, through a poppy field. See more »


Soundtracks

If Only Tears Could Bring You Back
Written by Marjorie Maye (as Marjorie Maye Pulice) and Ross Desalvo
Performed by Midnight Sons
Published by Mewtwo Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Jimmy Bralower, Kai Robole, Kenneth Lewis
Midnight Sons appears courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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Great movie!
28 April 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! :D It was the first movie I ever saw in the theater. Great movie! the action, the drama.. For a kid i was really impressed! (A) and secretly I still like to watch it :O i have not seen the other movies yet of pokemon.. I wonder how they are? I am confused when it comes to the series.. what part they are and what has all happened and has Ash already won a final? ;o i only followed the first season completely, after that it slipped. I don't get it why a lot of people voted 1 for this movie tho :S Its not that bad! oh well.. i don't know what else to say,, :P GIVE THE MOVIE A CHANCE, you winers! :P i have it on video.. haha

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