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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 an exterminator trying to hunt down him and his friends.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

food | raccoon | forest | bear | turtle | See All (60) »


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:

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


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

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sean Yazbeck (BBQ Barry) and Lee Bienstock (Lunch Table Larry) appeared in the film as a reward for winning their assigned task on the NBC TV series The Apprentice (2004). See more »


When RJ first sees Vincent's cave, it's atop a sheer, vertical cliff (so sheer he can't climb it and has to use the fishing pole to gain entrance). However, moments later, when the wagon of food gets bumped out of the cave, it bounces down a more sloped hill with lots of ledges and rocks. 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

At the end of the rolling credits, RJ (the raccoon) is seen demonstrating to his new family how to operate/hack the same vending machine shown at the beginning of the film into delivering all product. Unfortunately his efforts at obtaining product was stifled by the now vended product blocking the access door. See more »


Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) See more »


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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