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Over the Hedge (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 May 2006 (USA)
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A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

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Storyline

Traveling raccoon con artist, RJ, arrives in a woods outside a human city in the Midwest, excited about the wonders that living near humans can bring hungry animals. What he finds, however, is an Amish-like community that is deathly afraid of humans, after their leader, Vern the tortoise (Shandling), has an encounter with human boys that terrifies him. Encouraged by RJ, however, the animals slowly venture over the hedge that separates them from the brand new suburban development that appeared over the winter while they were sleeping, and what RJ shows them is a whole new world where humans leave tin cans full of fish and other food in big canisters, ripe for the taking. As they get closer and closer to humans, however, their comfortable lives in the woods appears to be threatened... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild comic action | See all certifications »

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19 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,600,578 (Argentina) (14 July 2006)

Gross:

$155,019,340 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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The first Dreamworks film to be distributed by Paramount Pictures who purchased Dreamworks in 2005. See more »

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Many script details emphasize the point that Tiger is supposed to be a Persian cat, describing his recessed nose, his proud lineage, and talking with a Persian accent. Yet, the animated cat is clearly Siamese in design. See more »

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[first lines]
[RJ is trying to get a snack from the snack machine and it breaks]
RJ: No! Come on!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on objects in the background as R.J. walks away from Vincent's cave. These are omitted in international releases. See more »

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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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Family of Me
Written & Performed by Ben Folds
Ben Folds recordings used courtesy of Epic Records
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Excellent movie for all ages
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in a preview.It's release date is next month. Clever writing and wonderful animation make this movie a "must see" for both children and adults. The characters are well defined and the voices are perfect for each character. Some of the humor in the movie may be missed if one doesn't pay full attention to the dialog.There are several messages in the movie. One is a look at consumerism in the United States, another shows that using others for personal gain is a bad idea and lastly the importance of family in our society. The messages are there without this charming movie being preachy. I recommend that families attend the movie together and discuss it afterward.I am looking forward to the sequel!


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