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Thunderpants -- 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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24 May 2002 (Ireland) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Simon Callow ... Sir John Osgood

Stephen Fry ... Sir Anthony Silk

Celia Imrie ... Miss Rapier

Paul Giamatti ... Johnson J. Johnson

Ned Beatty ... Gen. Ed Sheppard
Bruce Cook ... Patrick Smash

Rupert Grint ... Alan A. Allen

Bronagh Gallagher ... Mrs. Smash

Victor McGuire ... Mr. Smash

Adam Godley ... Placido P. Placeedo

Leslie Phillips ... Judge

Robert Hardy ... Doctor
John Higgins ... Paediatrician
Lillie Crossley ... Denise, age 5
Sam Davies ... Patrick, age 3
Daniel Williams ... Patrick, age 5

Scarlet Billham ... Denise, age 7

Josh Herdman ... Damon (as Joshua Herdman)

Devon Anderson ... Dan
Jock Norton ... Jake
Chris Stanton ... Smooth teacher

Anna Popplewell ... Denise Smash
Mark Heenehan ... Todd Banner
Del Synnott ... Music student
Vicki Pepperdine ... Reporter
Adrian McLoughlin ... Bob Rodgers
Ernesto Tomasini ... Italian concierge
Geoffrey McGivern ... Metallurgist
Dick Ward ... Prison guard
Stephen Boswell ... Prison Priest
John Arthur ... Prison governor
Glenn Wrage ... Pilot

Paul Rogan ... USSC Scientist
Gillian Maguire ... Emmanuele
Alvin Chitroda ... Taj
Pablo Duarte ... Jose

Colin Stinton ... Foster
John Hodgkinson ... Launch Controller 1
Nigel Betts ... Launch Controller 2
Rory MacGregor ... Launch Controller 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Juror (uncredited)

Gabriel Currington ... Conductor (uncredited)
Neil Findlater ... Judge (uncredited)
Joe Gunn ... School Student (uncredited)

Keira Knightley ... Music School Student (uncredited)
Amy Puglia ... School Bully (uncredited)
Bernadette Jane Vanderkar ... School Girl (uncredited)
Gary Wronecki ... Flight Co- ordinator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Hewitt  (as Pete Hewitt)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Hewitt  story (as Pete Hewitt)
Phil Hughes 

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Sally French .... co-producer
Katie Goodson .... associate producer
Andrew Hauptman .... executive producer
Peter Hewitt .... producer (as Pete Hewitt)
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Dieter Meyer .... associate producer
Roland Pellegrino .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Rupert Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Andy Collins 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Parker 
 
Casting by
Abi Cohen 
Randi Hiller 
 
Production Design by
Chris Roope 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Stevenson 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Maskrey 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Cooper .... makeup artist
Gemma Curran .... makeup trainee
Carlene Gearing .... hair stylist
Carlene Gearing .... makeup artist
Joan Hills .... makeup artist
Sarah Love .... hair stylist
Eva Marieges Moore .... hair stylist
Eva Marieges Moore .... makeup artist
Dianne Millar .... makeup artist
Gillian Thomas .... makeup artist
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... hair designer (as Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou)
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... makeup designer (as Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou)
 
Production Management
Miranda Jones .... post-production supervisor
Emma Mager .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Goodwin .... assistant director
Mary Soan .... first assistant director
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Martin Asbury .... storyboard artist
Mario Bueno .... property master
Rob Calderwood .... model maker
Julian Caldow .... concept illustrator
Julian Caldow .... conceptual artist
Jennifer Clapcott .... buyer's assistant (as Jenny Clapcott)
Chris Daniels .... carpenter
Jamie Davies-Evans .... chargehand painter
David Engleman .... carpenter
Eddie Haddow .... carpenter
Tony Hill .... painter
Nick Holmes .... painter
Gerry Kelly .... stand-by painter
Emma MacDevitt .... stand-by art director
Alex MacDonald .... painter
Chrissie MacDonald .... art department assistant
Meike Maher .... graphic artist (as Meike Meng)
Ben Munro .... assistant art director
Mark Painter .... carpenter
Mike Roberts .... dressing props
Guy Rutter .... painter
Zoe Scivoletto .... buyer's assistant
Christian Short .... stand-by props
Neil Stevens .... model maker
Nic Stubbings .... stand-by props
Ian Summers .... carpenter
Graham Ward .... dressing props
Chris Watson .... stand-by carpenter
Duncan Wheeler .... production buyer (as Duncan Windram-Wheeler)
Augustus David Wookey .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Tom Barrow .... sound trainee
Paula Borham .... foley artist
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Paul Carr .... adr mixer
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator
St. Clair Davis .... sound maintenance
Tim Fraser .... production sound mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Loveday Harding .... sound maintenance
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (as Clare Mahoney)
Michael Redfern .... adr editor
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Andy Shelley .... dialogue editor
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rick Marr .... senior special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gillian Best .... digital effects artist
Jim Bowers .... digital matte painter
Mike Connolly .... digital compositor: Double Negative
Hal Couzens .... visual effects producer
Dayne Cowan .... digital effects artist
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative
Yoko Ishiguro .... compositor
Tim Johnson .... computer imaging
Alasdair MacCuish .... digital lab supervisor: Framestore CFC
Riddle Paul .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Riddle .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Shaw .... video editorial
Alex Ireland .... scanning & recording (uncredited)
Adam McInnes .... compositor (uncredited)
Alberto Montañés .... rotoscope artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Davey .... stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator
Tony Van Silva .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... camera operator
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader
Steve Costello .... gaffer
Tobias Eedy .... clapper loader
Joseph Hassell .... video playback operator
Steve Howe .... electrical rigger
Jamie Hunt .... electrician
Wayne King .... gaffer: additional photography
Alison Lai .... camera trainee
Mark Milsome .... focus puller
Dave Moore .... rigging gaffer
Chris Plevin .... camera operator
Colin Price .... electrician
Stuart Rainsford .... electrician
Steve Roberts .... best boy
Donald Russell .... focus puller
Keith Sewell .... Steadicam operator
Robin Stone .... grip
Steve Weightman .... grip
Ben Battersby .... b camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kate Bryden .... casting: children
Sarah Finn .... casting: USA (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Lynn Glaser .... casting: children (as Lynn Emblem)
Pippa Hall .... casting: children
Annie Teague .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Bennett .... wardrobe assistant
Lee Croucher .... costume assistant
David J. Evans .... costume assistant
Emma Fryer .... costume buyer
Day Murch .... assistant costume designer
Ann Taylor .... costume supervisor (as Ann Taylor-Cowan)
Jane Law .... costumes (uncredited)
Paul Slash Morris .... wardrobe technician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nick Baldock .... editor trainee
Guy Ducker .... first assistant editor
Rupert Hall .... film conform editor
John Heath .... color grader
Katya Jezzard .... film conform editor
Alan Jones .... on-line editor
Tomomi Kitamura .... junior conforming editor
 
Music Department
Marc Aramian .... music editor
Becky Bentham .... music supervisor
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Chris Bolster .... assistant music mixer
Chris Clark .... music mixer
Chris Clark .... music recordist
Guy Fletcher .... montage sequences: composer
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Julian Gavin .... singing voice: Simon Callow
Rupert Gregson-Williams .... orchestrator
Christian Henson .... electronic music preparation
Patrick Kiernan .... orchestra leader
Alastair King .... conductor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Richard Robson .... electronic music preparation
Nick Wollage .... music mixer
Nick Wollage .... music recordist
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Strange .... vehicles: 4x4
Ben Dillon .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Sonia Coppi .... assistant to director
Wim De Greef .... production accountant
Christine Dinwoodie .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew T. Gannon .... head of development: Pathe Pictures
Lynne Greenshields .... assistant production accountant
Louisa Harding .... senior conformer
Andrew Mannion .... floor runner (as Andy Mannion)
Kate Newport .... floor runner
Nick Oliver .... assistant location manager
Emma Pill .... location manager
Christelle Randall .... unit publicist
Christian Rigg .... floor runner
Ed Rubin .... assistant to producers
Donald Sabourin .... production coordinator
Matthew Sampson .... production runner
Clair Smith .... wig maker: baby wigs
Emma Stokes .... floor runner
Harriet Tarnoy Griffin .... mission runner
Richard Warlow .... development executive: Pathe Pictures
Susanna Wyatt .... head of physical production: Pathe Pictures
Roger Phillips .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Keira Knightley .... very special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG for ongoing crude humor, language, some violence and bullying
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UK:83 min | UK:87 min
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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:
Gen. Ed Sheppard:You're a fruit, son.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Going All the WaySee more »

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32 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
It made me feel sick., 29 April 2005
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

If a motion picture "comedy" about a boy with two stomachs whose flatulence only matches his immense weight sounds appealing to you, then by all means you will adore "Thunderpants." Yes, "Thunderpants" is about an English child who has constant flatulence. The all-star sounded promising to me and that's the only reason I saw this in the first place -- Ned Beatty and Paul Giamatti even have small roles in the film! -- but unfortunately their talents are pushed aside for corny, crude fart jokes.

"Thunderpants" makes "Austin Powers'" fart jokes look sophisticated. This movie beats the dead horse over and over - there are only so many times we can (attempt to) laugh because, hey, that kid leaves gas a lot! " Oh my, that's so funny! It's genius! Farts are hilarious!" I want to know who greenlit this project so I can carry a copy of "Thunderpants" to his or her house, strap them to a chair and force them to watch it 100 consecutive times, and see how much they enjoy the "humor" after that.

An odd rarity in the children's film department, "Thunderpants" is clearly targeted towards the kiddies, but its content is quite adult in nature. Children swear throughout the movie (our lead character uses profanity to describe portions of his anatomy) and the subject matter in general is lewd and crude and I had to wonder what sort of parent would even allow their child to view something like this in the first place.

It's a demeaning film with no laughs and a sick, twisted sense of humor that is both inappropriate for children and way too stupid for adults. One of the worst films in recent memory.

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