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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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Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Russ Cargill (voice) (as A. Brooks)
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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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See our family. And feel better about yours. See more »


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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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When the Simpsons arrive in Alaska, the border guard gives them $1000 in exchange for the mining of Alaska's natural resources. In fact, this actually happens, though a citizen has to reside there for at least 12 months first. The Alaska Permanent Fund which is funded by oil production and revenue from other sources pays out an annual dividend to every eligible Alaskan resident. When it began in 1982, Alaskans were paid $1000. The amount varies from year to year based on the growth of the fund. See more »

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When Mayor Quimby calls Cletus over to check the barrier around Springfield Lake, you can briefly see that Cletus has nothing in his hands, then a second later, he's carrying a dead possum. See more »

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[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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Filmed on location in Springfield,____________. See more »

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The long overdue simpsons movie is a hilarious and witty piece of entertainment
25 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The simpsons movie is witty,fast paced, touching, hugely entertaining and most importantly: laugh out loud funny.And if your a simpsons fan who's loved every episode , thats all you'll need from it.

However if , like me , your an obsessive fan who's noticed a drop in quality on the show from the late nineties onwards you'll see some problems. You'll see that structure wise the movie is basically an extended episode.You'll notice that the villain is a Hank Scorpio rip off. You'll feel that a lot of the plot points and character drama seem all too familiar.But in spite of all this , in spite of being a film based on a show that exhausted its best gags long ago, the simpsons movie is still absolutely hilarious and i take my hat off to the creators for managing to make it so.

A simpsons movie in the early nineties (when the show was in its prime) would have been better, but the very , very , very funny one we have here in '07 works just fine. Funny stuff.


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