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Sky High (2005)

Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William 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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Storyline

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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,631,784, 31 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,946,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,369,815
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Trivia

The role of Speed was intended to be for an exceptionally athletic boy, but when Will Harris auditioned, the Casting Director found him so likeable, that the role was changed to accommodate his larger stature. See more »

Goofs

Will doesn't actually step on Medulla's foot in the mad science laboratory. See more »

Quotes

Layla: [after getting punched in the face by Penny] Big mistake!
[Penny backs away slightly and then Layla uses her powers to grow vines in the cafeteria; the vines then grow over Penny and her clones and pull them up in the air]
Penny: But I thought you were a sidekick.
Layla: I am a sidekick.
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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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References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Lies
Written by Alannah Currie, Joseph Leeway, Thomas Bailey
Produced by Mike Denneen
Performed by The Click Five
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
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Kid's Know best
30 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Now I must say I was ready for just an okay movie based on our own IMDb initial buzz. I'm happy to say wrong! This movie had everything one would need minus the popcorn.

I had with me my son and two nieces, ages were 5, 8, and 12. Add to the mix a 40 something year old and we all came out with smiles on our faces. Usually with this mix someone is disappointed, but not this time. I'm truly happy when actors like Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston put their heart into a kids movie. It makes you appreciate them all the more and at the same time gives you great acting and a fun movie.

As much as I liked the Incredibles and love Pixar, I have to give a big hand to Disney for bringing equal enjoyment to live action. Thanks boys and girls.


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