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Delgo (2008)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  12 December 2008 (USA)
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Delgo, an adventurous but naive teenager, must rally his group of friends to protect their world from conflict between the Lockni and Nohrin people.

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Delgo (voice)
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Filo (voice)
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Princess Kyla (voice)
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Sedessa (voice)
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Bogardus (voice)
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Raius (voice)
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Elder Marley (voice)
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King Zahn (voice)
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Spig (voice)
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Delgo's Father (voice)
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Kurrin (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
Jed Rhein ...
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Jeff Winter ...
Giddy / Lockni Man (voice)
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In an exotic divided land, Delgo, an adventurous dreamer but naive teenager, must rally his group of troubled youth and some unlikely friends to protect their world from conflict between the terrestrial Lockni people, who harness the mysteries of the land, And the winged Nohrin people, who rule the skies. They live - segregated - in an uneasy peace until Delgo was framed for a crime he did not commit. After enlisting the help of a unlikely friend to escape a Nohri prison, Delgo discovers Imhoff is in danger so he must unite the two races against a common foe. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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In a divided land, a troubled youth and some unlikely friends must save the world from itself.


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Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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12 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Delgo e il destino del mondo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$511,920 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$511,920 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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The film was released on 2160 screens and grossed a total of $690,000 against a budget of $40 million. It had the lowest per-theater gross on its opening weekend of any wide release in American film history, breaking the record set by The Ten Commandments (2007). The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) broke Delgo's opening-weekend record in summer 2012. See more »

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A major disappointment even for a film with low expectations
16 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's sad. There was so much hope in me that the little guy could stare down the Hollywood gods (in this case Pixar and DreamWorks) and come out a winner. I new going in that this film had problems; no advertising, no studio release backing, many production trials, a relatively expensive cast of voice actors for a venture of this type. Still I had hope.

What I was left with was, oh how glad I am that few will see this film and remember that it was Anne Bancroft's last work. Orson Wells didn't fare as well with his, but his last wasn't as bad. This film had a brief glimmer at the beginning then quickly sank into an abyss of unoriginality, cliché, confusion, too much narration rather than exposition, and too many irritations. The movie felt like a little pebble that gets into your shoe and just irritates the crap out of you until you take off your shoe and dump it out. I haven't had this bad of a time at a movie since "Blindness" and in fairness, "Blindness" was more of a masochistic experience to watch than this.

It all started for me Monday when I was off work, bored and had nothing better to do, so I figured I'd give this underdog a shot. The worst I thought could happen would be that I'd be bored and watching a movie instead of just bored and staring at the walls at home. That's your options when all your friends are at work and you can't bare the drivel of daytime TV.

Anyway, I was worse than bored and watching a movie, but I kept in there, hoping for the little guy to give me something to grab a hold of. Unfortunately it never came. I hoped that this movie could have been something triumphant in the face of adversity. Something that overcame the great odds against it and at least made back the money invested in it. I was looking for some unlikely cinematic surprise like "Facing the Giants" or its kin "Fireproof," but to no avail. Ultimately, I lost an hour and a half and $6.50.


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