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

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Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum / Female scientist / Computer (voice)
Philip Bartlett ...
Mewtwo (voice)
Rachael Lillis ...
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Squirtle / Weezing / Scyther / Hitmonlee / Magneton (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Ted Lewis ...
Giovanni / Corey / Male scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
Fergus (voice)
Michael Haigney ...
Psyduck / Venusaur / Nidoqueen / Blastoise / Dewgong (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Lee Quick ...
Officer Jenny (voice)
Lisa Ortiz ...
Neesha / Female scientist (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Trainers (voice)
...
Nurse Joy (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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Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,833,721 (UK) (14 April 2000)

Gross:

$641,760 (Denmark) (22 September 2000)
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Trivia

Michael Haigney:  voice on tannoy system, when Ash, Misty and Brock enter the ferry center. See more »

Goofs

When Ash receives the letter from Dragonite, we hear Togepi say "Togepi?" but its mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Narrator, Mewtwo: Today, Ash, Brock and Misty are taking a break from their Pokémon adventures. As always, Ash is determined to become a Pokémon master. And, as always, he's ready to endure any hardship, bear any burden... with strength, stamina and a will of steel.
Ash Ketchum: Hungry. Need food.
Misty: Oh, Ash! You haven't done a thing all day!
Ash Ketchum: I'm too weak to work, Misty. I haven't eaten since breakfast.
Brock: This lunch is going to be just perfect for you, Ash. It's my lazy-boy 'no-chew' stew.
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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 »

Connections

References Pokémon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch Me If You Can
Written by Angela Trullinger and Brian M. Steckler
Performed by Angela
Published by Vaporean Music (BMI)
Produced by Brian Steckler and Michael "Smidi" Smith for Hear Inc.
Angela 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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