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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?


The states bordering Springfield are: Nevada, Maine, Kentucky and Ohio. This pays homage the long running joke in The Simpsons (1989) of not pinning down exactly where Springfield is located. See more »


When Green Day's barge begins to sink, they all pull out violins. However, when they start to play, you hear a cello as well. See more »


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

There are several short clips played throughout the end credits:- A scene revealing the fate of Mr. Burns and Smithers, a scene in which The Simpsons family sit through the end credits and a clip at the very end - a theatre employee (the Squeaky Voiced Teen) 'cleans up' the audience's mess. See more »


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User Reviews

The Simpsons Movie was Worth the Wait. Fantastic!
25 July 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I Don't want to give much away, but this movie truly is EPIC. The storyline is great, so is the animation. The movie is hilarious throughout, and also has one of the most emotional moments ever on The Simpsons. You can see just about every face ever on The Simpsons and they keep making subtle references, such as when Homer and Bart jump Springfield Gorge, the ambulance is still crashed into the tree.

It definitely rewards long-time fans, but it is a great movie even for those who don't watch the Simpsons. CGI only adds to the excellent drawings, and it is very cool to see them on the big screen!

If you love the Simpsons, Old or New, you will LOVE this.

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