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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  27 July 2007 (USA)
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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Russ Cargill (voice) (as A. Brooks)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Man / EPA Driver (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice) (scenes deleted)
Martin Prince (voice)
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
TV Dad (voice)
Green Day (voice)


Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 options, forcing him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield? Written by movieguy3

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Simpsons Movie in 3D  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,626,853 (UK) (27 July 2007)


$183,132,370 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A message from fictitious EPA head Russ Cargill precedes the FBI Warning on the DVD. See more »


When Homer enters the hotel room, the door swings open even though the security chain was in place and all the family members were halfway across the room. See more »


[first lines]
Scratchy: [having just landed on the Moon] We come in peace for cats and mice everywhere.
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Crazy Credits

The DVD release includes a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer by the Environmental Protection Agency disassociating itself from the way it is portrayed in the film. The disclaimer appears on screen before the standard FBI anti-copying warning. See more »


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The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Green Day
Green Day performs courtesy of Warner Brothers Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

A Homer with Bases Loaded.
27 July 2007 | by (the great north) – See all my reviews

Just about everything I could have hoped for from a Simpsons movie including the heart the show has been lacking for several seasons now. If you like the easy breathing pace of the early years of The Simpsons you'll find a lot to like in the movie. The gags are leisurely and natural and even when they fail (Comic Book Guy comes to mind), another drops in to pick up the laugh. What's most surprising, in addition to a much needed return to consistent characters, is that the movie manages to balance the plot and the gags with near perfection. Regardless what you may think going in, it does feel like a "real" movie from beginning to end and not just an extended show. Albert Brooks once again steals the show as the Director of the EPA, though Tom Hanks does the best celebrity cameo the show has seen in ages. "tousle my hair Mr. Hanks!"

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