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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matty Van Patten
Admiral Porter
Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
1982 Championship MC
Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Mickey Lamonsoff
Denis Akiyama ...
Professor Iwatani
Michael the Robot


Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pixeles  »

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Box Office


$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,011,616 (USA) (24 July 2015)


$78,747,585 (USA) (6 November 2015)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matt Frewer portrays an alien version of Max Headroom, a role he made famous in numerous 1980s TV productions. It's the first appearance of Max since 2007 when he appeared in Channel 4 commercials promoting their switch to digital broadcasts. Max was always presented as a computer generated character, but was always portrayed by Frewer in makeup. Pixels marks the first time Max Headroom was an actual computer generated character. See more »


When Brenner arrives to do the AV install, one of the items he is told he will be installing is an 85 inch big screen TV, however when we see the TV it is no larger than a 50 inch. See more »


Eddie Plant: [Talking about Q-Bert] Can I kill it?
Sam Brenner: You can't kill Q-Bert! You gotta talk to it, get to know it better. Then kill it!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits re-run a synopsis of the movie in 8-bit style. See more »


References Robotron: 2084 (1982) See more »


We Will Rock You VonLichten
Written by Brian May, Helmut Vonlicten (as Helmut VonLichten) and Franz VonLichten
Performed by Queen + VonLichten
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Courtesy of Universal International Music BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Wigshop Records
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User Reviews

Great way to spend a couple of hours
6 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Finally got round to taking my 4 year old daughter to see this yesterday and I'm so glad we saw it on the big screen. I do get why some people hated this movie but we loved it - for me its a mark of a good movie if my daughter sits through it and then talks about it loads afterwards, especially when there was so much of it that she obviously didn't properly understand. There was no 'boring' bits for either of us and loads of laugh-out-loud moments.

My highlight was the small Dan Akroyd cameo near the beginning and I especially loved the scene in the bar a bit later on when Adam Sandler whips out a bottle of Akroyd's crystal head vodka - the best, most subliminal bit of product placement I have ever seen in a movie. I was the only person in the cinema giggling at this!

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