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Over the Hedge (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
RJ (voice)
Verne (voice)
Hammy (voice)
Stella (voice)
Ozzie (voice)
Vincent (voice)
Dwayne (voice)
Gladys (voice)
Lou (voice)
Penny (voice)
Heather (voice)
Tiger (voice)
Sami Kirkpatrick ...
Bucky (voice)
Spike (voice)
Quillo (voice)


RJ, a raccoon who needs food, accidentally takes food from a hungry bear named Vincent and he wants his food to be found in exactly the same place in a week. He finally finds that an animal family, with a tortoise named Verne as their leader, could help him restore the food from the suburbia, the gateway to the good life. But little does RJ know, there is a woman who has recently hired an exterminator to try to hunt them down.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

food | human | raccoon | forest | bear | See All (85) »


Get over it.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vecinos invasores  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,457,003, 21 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,019,340, 4 September 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Folds said on his blog about the title credits song "Family of Me": "The original lyric was 'Ooh, I'm an asshole', but obviously that didn't last for long. The directors and producers got a good laugh, and then they stopped laughing when I tried to explain why it's okay to say 'asshole' in front of kids. I think it's the 'hole' part. Ass might be all right. I don't know." See more »


(at around 1h 12 mins) When the De-Pelter Turbo is turned on, we can see some clouds in the sky. However, in the Satellite view there are no clouds near the de-petler beam. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Enchanted (2007) See more »


Rockin' the Suburbs (Over the Hedge Version)
Written & Performed by Ben Folds
Ben Folds recordings used courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

Witty, warm and absolutely enjoyable
16 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

There's nothing not to like about this fantastic, engaging film--other than the fact that Avril Lavigne is lackluster in her big-screen debut. But her role has little impact on the bigger picture, so it's easy to skip over. Kids and adults will get an equally big kick out of OTH--it provides astute commentary on Americans' gluttonous relationship to food and precarious understanding of the animals that live on the outskirts of our lives; kids will love the brilliant animation, lovable characters and simple yet clever plot. It's a film about good vs. evil, and yes, lessons are learned. But it's far more than just a good way to fill two hours with your kids. I think it'll rank up there as one of Dreamworks' best films to date.

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