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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph (voice)
Vanellope (voice)
Felix (voice)
Calhoun (voice)
King Candy (voice)
Markowski (voice)
Mr. Litwak (voice)
Mary (voice)
Raymond S. Persi ...
Gene / Zombie (voice)
Don (voice)
Deanna (voice)
Roy (voice)
Wynnchel (voice)


Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade? Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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The story of a regular guy just looking for a little wreck-ognition. See more »

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

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ralph, el demoledor  »

Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,038,712 (USA) (2 November 2012)


$189,412,677 (USA) (26 April 2013)

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When Wreck It Ralph is hiding in the chocolate pond from the Devil Dogs, the sound you hear is Darth Vader's famous breathing sound, sped up. See more »


Ralph's first game in Hero's Duty happens just after the arcade opens. By the time Ralph gets to the top of the tower (which is implied to be before the next game starts by the "Quarter Alert" heard at the end of the first game), the arcade has closed. See more »


[first lines]
Wreck-It Ralph: My name's Ralph, and I'm a bad guy. Uh, let's see... I'm nine feet tall, I weigh six hundred and forty-three pounds. Got a bit of a temper on me. My passion bubbles very near the surface, I guess, not gonna lie. Anyhoo, what else? Uh... I'm a wrecker. I wreck things, professionally. I mean, I'm very good at what I do. Probably the best I know. Thing is, fixing's the name of the game. Literally. "Fix-It Felix, Jr." So yeah, naturally, the guy with the name Fix-It Felix is the good ...
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The movie fades to black with an old arcade screen power-off animation. See more »


References Sonic: The Fighters (1996) See more »


March of the Winkies
Written by Herbert Stothart
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By far one of their greatest work in quite some time
2 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I was a bit surprised to see how well this was thought out, the director and the animators put their hearts and souls into making this movie with their special effects and amazing plot line laced with funny humor for both ages (young with the new-gen gaming and the old with retro-gaming). But not only is it funny, but very well thought out and well played.

The characters were very well thought out and planned to show how it would be if a old-styled video game character would do in the after-hours when no one was around, they opened the door to a untapped imagination that blew me away. The originality behind the video game characters brings the term nostalgic to a whole new level.

They also did an amazing job with the little girl named Vanellope and how her story unfolded, with surprising twists and turns to keep things rather interesting. Not only did they did a great job on the plot but also on the aesthetics of visual effects and gestures as well; Vanellope's character really blossomed because of this (as well as the other characters too).

Ralph is one of those characters that you kinda hate being around with and shows that off by his enormous size (and his ape-like hands), he's a bad guy by code but he shows that when there's a will there's a way and Ralph eventually figures it out sprinkled with laughs along his crazy journey to save the day.

An amazing job on the visuals, the story line, the character development, the overall plot, and most of all is how they managed to weave all these threads together into a solid movie for everyone. One of Disney's greatest works to be produced in a rather long time and really worth seeing again and again.

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