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Thunderpants (2002)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2002 (UK)
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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Sir Anthony Silk
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Miss Rapier
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Gen. Ed Sheppard
Bruce Cook ...
Patrick Smash
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Mrs. Smash
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Mr. Smash
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Placido P. Placeedo
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Judge
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Doctor
John Higgins ...
Paediatrician
Lillie Crossley ...
Denise, age 5
Sam Davies ...
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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 May 2002 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£430,913 (UK) (24 May 2002)
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Trivia

When Patrick's mum is giving birth to him, Patrick's sister is reading "The Borrowers". Peter Hewitt directed the film adaptation. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Smash: All right, then.
[repeated line]
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Going All the Way
Written by R. Davis / M. Ankelius / H. Anderson
Performed by allStars
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A Charming Little Film...
18 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I find it very hard to understand why this film is #89 on th IMDb bottom 100 movies. Although the initial premise of a boy with huge gas problems may not sound appealing, it's actually a good film. Quality acting from all involved (including Rupert Grint, and a tiny teensy role for Keira Knightley), and a sweet central storyline of the two boys friendship. It's obviously not taking itself too seriously, and the only reason I can think that people wouldn't like it is because they expect too much of it. Kids will love it. Adults will find it amusing. And I adored the colour scheme! The continued green theme gave the film an original edge that sets it apart from typical 'kid' films. A good one to watch on a rainy afternoon.


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