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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)
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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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Witness the rarest pokémon of all in their first movie! 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A narrator and Mewtwo's voice were added in the American version, in the first segment of the movie, to help better explain the movie to people who may not have had such a wide knowledge of the Pokemon craze, for example parents who took their children to see the movie. See more »

Goofs

Meowth calls a Sandslash a Sandshrew. See more »

Quotes

Satoshi: Stop.
Takeshi: Satoshi.
Satoshi: Just stop already!
[Mewtwo and Mew shoot their psychic beams toward each other]
Satoshi: Stop!
[Satoshi runs to the middle of the fight where he gets hit by the beams]
Kasumi: Satoshi!
Takeshi: Satoshi!
Pikachu: Pika pi.
[Satoshi falls to the floor]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the mountains. See more »

Connections

Featured in M2M: Don't Say You Love Me (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Free Up Your Mind
Written by Rhett Lawrence, Melanie Chisolm, Emma Bunton
Performed by Baby Spice
Published by Rhett Rhyme Music/Warner Chappell Music (ASCAP)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Produced by Rhett Lawrence
Emma Bunton p/k/a Baby Spice appears courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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It's not THAT bad!
26 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit shocked at the low ratings of this movie. It's no way near a 1 out of 10. I think its because if you were an adult when you saw this, you would give it a 1 out of 10 straight away. Like when I saw it when I was 8 or 9 years old originally at the cinema, all the kids enjoyed it, including myself, whilst the adults were just snoring away! They didn't even give it a chance! As of writing this review, at the age of 19, the movie is still OK in my opinion. The sequel was better, but I think Mewtwo was pretty cool in it, and its not that long either so don't just completely bash it just because it has the name "Pokemon" on it. Season 1 of Pokemon was awesome, and I wasn't even a huge fan of the anime! Finish it first, and sure there are some plot holes in it, but hey I still think the movie is entertaining. Overall, a 6/10 at best (as a teen/adult), but that means its passable.


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