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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

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

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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pig | lake | dome | silo | the simpsons | See more »

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For years, lines have been drawn...and then colored in yellow. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Simpsons Movie in 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,626,853 (UK) (27 July 2007)

Gross:

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

The choral version of "Spider Pig" from the movie soundtrack, credited to Hans Zimmer, reached #24 on the British singles chart for the week ending 2007-08-05. See more »

Goofs

Hans Moleman is present when Homer dumps the silo in the lake, but nobody finds out it was Homer until the silo is discovered. But Hans doesn't have good eyesight and isn't very quick on the uptake. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

(They Long to Be) Close to You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by The Carpenters
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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