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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?


Homer's cell phone ringing is an "anti-cell" joke. Another more subtle one is a sign at the church at the beginning which states "Thou Shall Turn Off Thy Cell Phone." See more »


When Moe dumps the truckload of empty beer bottles into Lake Springfield, look closely at Moe in the truck. As his head turns away, there is no animation of his head turning and it simply "jumps" to him looking forward. 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 »


References Cops (1922) See more »


American Idiot
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool (as Frank Edwin Wright III) and Mike Dirnt (as Michael Pritchard)
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User Reviews

Best Simpsons episode of my life......so far.
25 July 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I was dreading this. The series has been faltering for at least five seasons so far and it is obvious they were running out of jokes. Well it seems they have saved quite a few for this comic masterpiece. The Simpsons movie manages to pack in a gag rate that is comparable to "Airplane" but also manages to tell an entertaining story that goes beyond the confines of the usual 22 minutes we are used to. I will not reveal the plot as future generations will enjoy this movie but I have read a comment that compares it to the Family Guy movie. What are you on? The style of this piece is subtly different to the T.V. show and when it goes into a Big movie moment you really notice and appreciate it. Compared to other small screen animated of recent years e.g. "South Park" or "Beavis and Butthead do America" it does not feel like an extended episode. Also manages to thrill the most mixed audience I have sat in for years. The audience applauded which is always a good sign.

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