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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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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)


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

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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  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,457,003 (USA) (19 May 2006)


$155,019,340 (USA) (1 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bruce Willis replaced Jim Carrey as the voice of RJ. See more »


When the animals are in the Verminator's truck, RJ tries to enter through the driver's side window, which is closed. Yet, moments later, when trying to escape Vincent, RJ jumps in the broken passenger side in, and is tossed out the now open driver's side window, even though nobody had opened it. 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 »


Spin-off Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006) 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

Great actors, great theme, great comedy, great movie.
3 May 2006 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

I was able to see an advance showing of this movie with a mostly college-age audience and everyone was laughing throughout the movie. It was excellent. As my friend to the left said, sometimes the movie was over the top as well as over the hedge, but those times were some of the most hilarious. Action sequences early in the movie that had people roaring with laughter were topped by ones later on and small tidbits of comedy were spread throughout. Add to that the typical messages about family, friends, and doing-right and you have the formula for a great family comedy. The voice acting was solid; a really fine ensemble cast. I don't buy many animated movies, but I may have to pick this one up. Wheee!

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