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Sky High (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  29 July 2005 (USA)
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Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.



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It all begins when young Will Stronghold, the son of the two famous superheroes: Steve and Josie, A.K.A. the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander and and the high-speed flying Jetstream. However, Will does not actually know if he has any powers of his own, and has not told his parents this. He and his best friend, Layla are facing their first day of a secret school in the clouds like none on earth: Sky High, the first and only high school for kids with super-human powers going through crime-fighting puberty. But with no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero! Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Saving The World... One Homework Assignment At A Time. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Súper escuela de héroes  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,631,784 (USA) (29 July 2005)


$97,696 (South Africa) (3 February 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kurt Russell's character, The Commander, says there will be "big trouble" in an early scene. This is a shout-out to one of his best-known roles as the hero in "Big Trouble in Little China." See more »


When Will is sent to the nurse, the nurse was wearing a stethoscope around her neck, but when she turned sideways to put the equipment back, she turned to face Will again, and the stethoscope was gone. See more »


Layla: So, then there was this time in first grade. You know how you grow lima beans in school? Well, Will could not figure out why mine was growing so quickly, it was driving him crazy. So finally I took mercy on him and I told him about my powers! We've been best friends ever since.
Warren Peace: And falling for him, was that before or after the lima beans?
Layla: What? I am *not* in love with Will Strong... is it that obvious?
Warren Peace: Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are decorated with still-frame comic-book illustrations. One of the still frames has a single animated element - a purple monster's eye, which moves and blinks. (It appears just before the music credits.) See more »


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User Reviews

Sky High -- most definitely!!!
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended a screening of this movie last night and I must say this is the only comic book film I have seen in a long time that I immediately want to see again.

I was there with a row of press and was invited to bring my kids, seeing as I do't have any I took my nephew. This boy is all over the place most of the time, but he was rivited when the movie started and when it ended he wanted toys, I don't think there are any.

I spent time at a round session conducting interviews of the cast and I was lucky enough to run into the creator of Sky High, Paul Hernandez. Hernandez was surrounded by Latino press who were all hitting him with questions. I was about to leave when he stopped me and said jokingly "don't worry, I speak English too." We chatted about his attempt to set this up as a television series in 94 and how he left the production to work on Greatest American Hero at Disney, as well as Instant Karma for New Line, a film he is directing staring the Rock and Pierce Brosnan. With just the 10 min or so I spent with him, I could tell where the wit and vision of this film came from.

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