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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Herb Overkill (voice)
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Walter Nelson (voice)
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Madge Nelson (voice)
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Professor Flux / Tower Guard (voice)
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The Queen (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Young Gru (voice)
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The Minions (voice)
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Tina (voice)
Michael Beattie ...
VNC Announcer / Walter Jr. (voice)
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Sumo Villain (voice)
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Fabrice (voice)
Alex Dowding ...
Royal Advisor (voice)
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News Reporter (voice)
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Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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

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10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,200,000 (USA) (10 July 2015)

Gross:

$336,029,560 (USA) (11 December 2015)
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Trivia

In the scene in Villain-Con of Professor Flux's booth, one of the video displays in the background is a stylized version of the PDP-1 vector display. See more »

Goofs

"The Queen of England" in reality is not just Queen of England, as referred to by Scarlet and the Minions, and it's a regularly promoted misnomer in Hollywood that England is the only part of the UK that has a monarchy (with many people believing that "England" and "UK/Britain" are interchangeable terms). Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which also encompasses Scotland and Wales. Wales formally united with England in 1536, Scotland's and England's crowns formally united in 1603 with a parliamentary union occurring in 1707. Ireland joined the Union in 1801, with the Irish Free State being established in 1921 and leaving only the Northern States maintaining membership of the UK since. See more »

Quotes

Scarlett Overkill: You have no idea who you're messing with! I am the greatest supervillain of all time!
Young Gru: [chuckles] Oh, WERE you?
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures fanfare is sung by Minions. One of them holds a note until he loses his breath and passes out on the Illumination Entertainment title card. See more »

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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Happy Together
Written by Gary Bonner, Alan Gordon
Performed by The Turtles
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Accurate Documentary
11 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

You'd be hard-pressed to find a historical account that acknowledges the influence (much less the existence of) the Minions throughout time. No matter how many textbooks are produced and released each year, almost ZERO of them note the presence of this incredibly powerful minority group.

Well, where history has silenced the Minions, let this surprisingly accurate documentary speak volumes. I found no embellishments of history throughout this 91-minute feature. It would have been easy to swing the pendulum of power to overemphasize the history of the Minions as it relates to major world events, but the filmmakers didn't go for the easy shots. They simply told the truth, and what we are left with are the clear facts of what really happened to the dinosaurs, the cavemen, and--what I'm sure will be most controversially-- the true lineage of royalty in England. Very bold.

If this doesn't win the Oscar for Documentary Feature, we will truly know which side of history the Academy stands on.


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