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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Klein ...
Arnold (voice)
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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Bridget (voice)
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Coroner (voice)
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Mr. Bailey (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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Arnold Saves the Neighborhood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,706,332 (USA) (30 June 2002)

Gross:

$13,684,949 (USA) (18 August 2002)
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Trivia

A store sign has the name "Viksten" on it, a reference to co-Screenwriter Steve Viksten. See more »

Goofs

When Big Bob throws a model of Arnold's house in the trash it lying on its back but when it shows it again it is standing up straight. See more »

Quotes

Big Bob Pataki: WAKE UP, YOU WEASEL! I JUST READ THE FINE PRINT! SO IT'S GONNA BE SCHECK'S BEEPER EMPORIUM IS IT? YOU WERE TRYING TO DOUBLE CROSS ME!
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Big Bob Pataki: I READ THE CONTRACT, PALLY! I GET A NEW BEEPER EMPORIUM, BUT SCHECK GETS 51% OF MY COMPANY!
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Big Bob Pataki: YOU WERE IN ON IT THE WHOLE TIME! YOU KNEW HE WAS GONNA SHAFT ME!
Nick Vermicelli: Yeah,so what if I did. It's a free country.
Big Bob Pataki: REALLY, WELL ...
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A treat for the fans
8 August 2002 | by (Yorktown Heights, New York) – See all my reviews

My friend and I had said before "Hey Arnold!" came out that it'll probably be a pretty bad movie, because of the excessive advertising Nickelodeon put together before the release. With that in mind, I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully entertaining it was. Now, I've been a relatively big fan of the t.v. show since it first came out, so this is a biased review, but for anyone who's a fan of the show (and as one critic pointed out, who else would want to see this?), this is well worth watching. There's a few good pieces of comedy (mostly from Grandma and Grandpa), and the parents (who'll probably be a least a little amused by it) will notice a whole bunch of cliches from other movies, which is the style in the which many of the episodes are based upon. So the bottom line of this movie is: if you're a fan of the show, this is well worth seeing. If you're not a fan (I then don't know why you're even reading this), you might be entertained, but it's up to you.


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