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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

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Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gary Supernova (voice)
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Mr. James Bing (voice)
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Kip Supernova (voice)
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Lena Thackleman (voice)
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Gabby Babblebrock (voice)
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Cameraman (voice)
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Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice) (as Jayson Simpson)
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Kira Supernova (voice)
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Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
Jason Benson ...
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Storyline

The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. Written by Websurfer

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Earth's greatest secrets are about to break out!


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Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes del espacio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,891,055, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,012,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,597,643
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All the henchmen of General Shanker being named after famous Hollywood directors, the general's name may be a nod to a famous Indian director, S. Shankar. See more »

Goofs

When Scorch arrives at the 7-Eleven, the flying camera remote is nowhere around, even though it's still broadcasting video footage from right behind him. See more »

Quotes

Scorch Supernova: [to balloon figure] Look at me!
[shows flat balloon figure]
Scorch Supernova: Don't you die on me buddy!
[Scorch tries best to let balloon thrive by CPR breathing, but doesn't work and balloon is still flat]
Scorch Supernova: NOOOO!
Scorch Supernova: [to hazmat suits] All he wanted to do was WAVE!
[starts battle by shooting]
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Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Written by Aaron Zigman
Performed by Delta Rae
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A refreshingly simple family flick.
16 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Along with bird flick Adventures of Zambezia, this animated alien escapade has been stuck in the large shadow cast by Dreamworks' The Croods this school holiday period. Which, frankly, is completely expected, yet also a bit of a shame. Escape never soars to great heights, in fact it's happy to just coast along in second gear for the most part, but there's a simplicity and lack of self-knowingness to it which is uncommon for family outings these days, making it somewhat refreshing. There are very few pop culture winks and nods, and even less gags for adults, with the focus predominantly on crafting a fun, and funny, film for the kiddies. The animation is noticeably cut-price, the story is unoriginal and the voice cast is a who's who of of C-grade talent - Brendan Fraser as the dimwitted hero, Rob Corrdry as his brainy brother, William Shatner as the nefarious human villain, plus Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Zahn, Jane Lynch and Craig Robinson to boot - however the tempo is quick, the jokes are frequent and the action sequences are full of gusto; everything a little critter wants from a trip to the cinema.


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