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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  28 June 2002 (USA)
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A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Klein ...
Arnold (voice)
Francesca Smith ...
Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice (voice) (as Francesca Marie Smith)
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Gerald Martin Johanssen / Rasta Guy (voice) (as Jamil Smith)
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Scheck (voice)
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Mr. Bailey (voice)
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Big Bob Pataki / Head of Security (voice)
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Miriam Pataki / Mona / Reporter (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Christopher Walberg ...
Stinky Peterson (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
Sam Gifaldi ...
Sid (voice)
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Harold Berman (voice)
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Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Blake Ewing)
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When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood. Written by Britney

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A Big Problem Calls For A Big Head


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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28 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Arnold Saves the Neighborhood  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£35,881 (UK) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

£113,047 (UK) (27 December 2002)
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Trivia

The "sneeze" sound effect in the Nickelodeon Studios vignette, was originally featured in the Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye (1997). See more »

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In one scene Grandpa packs up all of Arnold's stuff, but in the scene when Arnold and Gerald have a sleepover all of Arnold's stuff is suddenly back in his room. See more »

Quotes

[at end of movie]
Arnold: Now you're looking on the bright side.
Gerald: Somebody has too.
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Spoofs Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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2 Way
Written by James Brown & Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo), featuring Master P
Courtesy of The New No Limit Records
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Good Movie... but it depends on your mindset.
9 July 2002 | by (Birmingham, AL, USA) – See all my reviews

I am a fourteen-year-old girl and while I'm certainly not the show's core demographic, I enjoyed the movie as much as I enjoy any episode of the TV series. Hey Arnold was one of the things I had lived with since about the second grade and then one day it just turned into a full-blown obsession.

But first off, let's get one thing straight, people: This was NOT intended to be a big-screen movie. It was intended to be a Nick Flick, one of Nickelodeon's made-for-TV movies. The powers that be decided that the storyline of the series held a much more interesting premise: searching for Arnold's parents. That premise became the movie. But then, for reasons I am not aware of, this switched back to being a theatrical movie. Then there was some kind of disagreement, and now it's unlikely we'll ever see the second movie. ::sniffle::

That information aside, this is still a very enjoyable movie. The particular theater my brother and I saw it in was filled with many parents, most of which probably had no idea of the story behind the movie (both legal and TV-show-story wise) and they still enjoyed it as much as I did. Helga is as laughably enjoyable as ever, and the movie still contains subtle humor situations that adults will enjoy.

This is a decent enough movie. And if you still think you won't like it, go see it for us fans, who desperately want a second movie and are hoping against hope that it will be made. Thank you.


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