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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

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Violet Parr (voice)
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Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire of being a superhero and force to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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5 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$774,451 (Hong Kong) (4 February 2005)

Gross:

$261,437,578 (USA) (8 April 2005)
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Trivia

Helen's use of radio protocol while flying is exceptionally accurate for a movie. In the director's commentary Brad Bird tells that Holly Hunter insisted on learning the lingo and its meaning. The terminology used hints that Elastigirl has had military flight training.
  • "VFR on top" means she is flying in the regime of Visual Flight Rules 'on top' of a cloud cover.


  • She requests "vectors to the initial", directions how to get to the initial landing approach.


  • "Angels 10" is her altitude call, ten thousand feet. This is a military term. Civilian flights use the term "flight level".


  • "Track east" is her direction of travel.


  • "Buddy spike(d)" is a US military brevity code meaning "friendly anti-aircraft radar has locked on to me, (please don't shoot)".


  • "Transmitting in the Blind Guard" is a call on the emergency frequency where 2-way communication has not been established.


  • "Abort" is also a military brevity code, a directive meaning "stop the action/mission/attack".


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Goofs

In Mr. Incredible's home office where he has different newspaper articles and magazine covers about him, the Newtropolis Tribune with the headline "Incredible Rescue At Sea" is dated September 14, 2003. This clearly does not fit into the approximate era the movie is set in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Incredible: Is this on? I mean, can break through walls, I just can't... can't get this on...
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Crazy Credits

The credits are shown interacting with the film's characters and in stylized renditions of the film's key scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Join Us (2007) See more »

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Pixar has again proved that it's ethics and capabilities are inexterminable even for the tough-willed Dreamworks, which are gradually attempting to catch up on with standards. But with Pixar's new title, we once more experience a great gratifying animation which deeps you inside by it's humorous and enthralling plot and keeps you laughing out loudly until the very end. Dreamworks' titles compared to Pixars are not too peculiar, but they seem to rip all their titles from Pixar and create a fake illusion of originality. Now that Pixar has created another chef-d'oeuvre, no doubt Dreamworks will once more rip the idea and create a title relating to superheroes. 9.5/10


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