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Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.



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Dylan's Teacher (as Tom Wilson)


Former superhero Jack Shepard, (also known as Captain Zoom), is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into a new generation of superheroes at a privacy Academy and save the world from certain destruction. The project holds an audition of would-be members, most of whom possess useless or disgusting powers. In the end, Dylan, a 17-year-old boy who can turn invisible Summer, a 16-year-old girl with telekinetic powers Tucker, a 12-year-old boy with the power to enlarge any part of his body Cindy, a 6-year-old girl with super strength. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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They're going to save the world . . . as long as they're home for dinner

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor, language and mild action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of Zoom  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,510,408 (USA) (11 August 2006)


$11,631,245 (USA) (15 September 2006)

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Did You Know?


In the only photo of the old Zenith team, in addition to Tim Allen (Zoom) and Kevin Zegers (Concussion), the other teammates are portrayed by Alexis Bledel (Ace?), Wilmer Valderrama (Marksman?) and Devon Aoki (Daravia?). See more »


When Zoom and the kids are playing baseball, Pibb (the robot) is playing in the outfield. Soon after, Zoom is surprised to see Pibb for the first time, even though he just played baseball with it. See more »


Cindy Collins: You care about us, right?
Jack Shepard: I brought cake...
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.217 (2013) See more »


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Written by Greg Camp, Paul De Lisle (as Paul DeLisle) and Steve Harwell
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Peter Hewitt is an awful and lazy director!!!!
16 August 2006 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Remember how in the 70's you could tell the production value of a film by how often you saw the boom mike fall into view of the actors- well thanks to boom operator Darryl Purdy and the laziness of Peter "I apparently never watch the dailies" Hewitt, you can see the boom mike fall into view 3 separate times. That said allow me to point out that the cute little girl who acts as badly as her speech impediment can't save the film in the same way that the Brady Bunch would not have been popular with a the show devoted to Cindy Brady.

There was so much wasted possibility showing us the back ground of these characters the over use of montage and collage editing would not have been needed.

Also the film has three apparent villains in the film except none of them are bad and we never know why two of them are necessarily considered bad- but that's o.k. because the story was written by someone with ADD or perhaps short term memory loss as significant as the character in "Memento".The story has no continuity- Tim Allen hates the kids he plays with the kids he feels sorry for the kids no wait he doesn't understand why he's there to train the kids_ FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!! Nothing in this movie fit together- and in the end the super evil villain (whom we have waited 90 minutes to see) gets a scolding in the last 6 minutes of the movie and then it's over.

Didn't Peter Hewitt read the script before filming oh no wait this is the same guy that gave us "Bogus Journey"- you remember- the sequel that ended the Bill and Ted franchise. Not to mention the Garfield Movie.. a comic strip so revered for 30 years they made it into a Saturday morning cartoon but the movie that couldn't keep the audiences attention for 90 minutes (success based solely on a lack of other children films during its release and parents who grew up with Garfield the previous generation)...WHY DOES PETER HEWITT GET WORK, why?? Afterall,it is the directors responsibility for many things including having a working script and a vision before starting a project ( the exceptions being Andy Warhol who's audience base was too stoned to notice and Francis Ford Coppola with "Apocalypse Now" who had several million dollars to keep his dream afloat.

Peter Hewitt should be ashamed of himself for this crap.

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