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SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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SpongeBob / Narrator / Gary / Clay / Tough Fish #2 / Twin #2 / Houston Voice (voice)
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Mr. Krabs (voice)
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Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
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Patrick Star / Fish #2 / Chum Customer / Local Fish (voice)
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Plankton / Fish #7 / Attendant #2, Lloyd (voice)
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Karen, The Computer Wife / Old Lady (voice)
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Sandy (voice)
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Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
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King Neptune (voice)
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Mindy (voice)
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Dennis (voice)
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David Hasselhoff
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Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald ...
Bonesy the Pirate
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Scruffy the Pirate (as Cole McKay)
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Storyline

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it look like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SpongeBob SquarePants  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$124,570 (South Africa) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$219,524 (South Africa) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

The ship used for the live action pirate scenes in the beginning was the 1960 replica of the HMS Bounty, a merchant ship used by the British Empire in the late 1700s. The replica ship was sunk in late 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. Interestingly enough, a character in the movie (and series) is named Sandy. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the Shell City, smoke from the outlet causes the water sprinklers to spray the store. In real life the water sprinklers in the ceiling detect heat, not smoke. Furthermore, only the sprinklers that got hot enough to fuse their elements will permit water flow, not the entire sprinkler system. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs: [mumbling] ... jackass...
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Crazy Credits

The whole opening sequence involves a group of pirates going to see the movie, with the title of the movie being a life preserver of the ship. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Raising Arizona (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Performed by David Lee Roth
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
'Just a Gigolo' by Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci, and Julius Brammer
'I Ain't Got Nobody' by Spencer Williams and Roger Graham
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User Reviews

I was curious why my kid likes Spongebob so much...
27 November 2004 | by (SF area, California) – See all my reviews

I went to see Spongebob because my kid has pretty sophisticated taste, and I couldn't imagine how a cartoon sponge could be interesting. But it was interesting. I wasn't bored for a second, and actually laughed out loud numerous times. Parts of it were definitely off color, but that made it more adult....not just a cartoon kid movie. I loved the David Hasselhof bit. I also liked the other real people and locations that weren't cartoon. This movie would be scary for real little kids, which may help explain why middle school kids like it. I'm not going to watch the TV show every week, but I do think a parent could do worse than going to see Spongebob with his kid...a pleasant afternoon, and insight into what they are watching...


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