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Thunderpants (2002)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  24 May 2002 (UK)
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An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.

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Sir John Osgood
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Miss Rapier
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Placido P. Placeedo
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Patrick, age 3
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Storyline

Patrick Smash (11) was born with two stomachs, and hence the uncontrollable 'talent' to produce ungodly farts. This soon drives his own dad away and makes his social life hell. His only friend is classmate Alan A. Allen, a prodigy genius, who has no sense of smell. Even Alan's invention Thunderpants, which renders Patrick's farts harmless, can't make his space travel dream realistic. However after the invention of an adaptation which turns it into flying fuel, Alan is recruited by the US space center. Patrick becomes word class tenor Sir John Osgood's secret high C farter. Their reunion is even more incredible. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for ongoing crude humor, language, some violence and bullying | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£430,913 (UK) (24 May 2002)

Gross:

£1,860,002 (UK) (28 June 2002)
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The movie did so poorly in the UK, that it went for a straight to video release in the US. See more »

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Alan A. Allen: I am an inventor, Patrick. An inventor of machines.
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A simple film that made me laugh.
30 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed it and would recommend to to anybody looking for a bit of escapism. Thunderpants, at it's core, is just a story of hope, wrapped up in a ridiculous storyline. For me, it's simplicity, was the best bit.

Even better, along the way, it finds time to mock José Carreras & Plácido Domingo and poke fun at everything from the British legal system to NASA to duplicitous individuals. And finally, one the movie's best touches is, it creates a world were kids are more than equal of their adult counterparts.

I can't help but feel that a lot of people who saw this film took it alittle too seriously :), it is after all supposed to be, well.... fun.


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