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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

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Max is a normal guy with a dreaming habit-making him a target for bullies. One day, he accidentally summons imaginary characters in his mind named sharkboy and lavagirl. They are his heroes who will defend him at all costs, but when they arrive for real, something unexpected happens, the 2 heroes need max to save their world from a dire threat

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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,582,088 (USA) (10 June 2005)

Gross:

$39,177,541 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Trivia

Miley Cyrus had auditioned for the film with Taylor Lautner, and said it came down to her and Taylor Dooley for the role of Lavagirl, who was also auditioning; however Miley began production on Hannah Montana (2006) and was forced to back out. See more »

Goofs

Sharkboy's back fin falls off of his back as he dangles from the bridge leading up to Ice Princess's castle. In the next shot, it reappears. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Electricidad: What I can't believe is you dreamt me as a big round bad guy! I'm not bad!
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Referenced in Grown Ups 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream (Dream, Dream)
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Sharkboy and The Lavagirls
Vocals by Taylor Lautner
Produced by Robert Rodriguez & Carl Thiel
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My kids loved it!
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I put this movie on for my 3 girls - 6 1/2 and 4 year twins earlier this week. They LOVED IT! It is definitely for the younger crowd and you need to take the movie for what it is.... a kid movie. Fortunately, I did record the movie on the DVR and they have watched it every day sometimes twice a day.

Also, since the boy in the movie has a dream journal, my oldest started to write in her journal again. Any movie that gets a kid to write has got to be OK.

Also, we watched the 2D version and seemed great. I really didn't know that there was a 3d version until now.


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