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Chicken Run (2000)

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When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Fetcher (voice)
Lynn Ferguson ... Mac (voice)
... Rocky (voice)
... Mr. Tweedy (voice)
... Babs (voice)
... Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
... Ginger (voice)
... Nick (voice)
... Bunty (voice)
... Fowler (voice)
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Storyline

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Ms. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom. Written by Cory Booth <WHMacy@yahoo.com>

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chicken | farm | escape | rooster | freedom | See All (42) »

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A Chicken Will Rise! See more »


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Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,506,162, 25 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,834,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$224,834,564
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fowler's "military service" is not entirely unprecedented. During an actual recording made under fire during the March 24, 1944 invasion of the Marshall Islands by the Firth Amphibian Corps, correspondent Fred Welker reported on the sudden appearance of a chicken in the midst of the gunfire, which broke the tension. Walker then reported on the inexplicable appearance of chickens during previous invasions, suggesting (in jest) that the U.S.O. must be sending them. See more »

Goofs

In the last few minutes of the movie, when Rocky comes back to the farm on his tricycle, he is heard yelling "Ginger," but if you took a good look at his beak when you hear him say it, you will find that the beak is not opened. It's closed. See more »

Quotes

Babs: Chicken feed. My favourite!
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Crazy Credits

Near the very end of the credits the conversation about which comes first, the chicken or the egg??, comes up again. The two rodents want to take an egg or a chicken and make a chicken farm to make their own eggs. However, they cannot decide if they need a chicken or an egg. Finally, Rocky the Rooster pipes in and says to "please pipe down". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Memphis Belle (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
Written by Franz Schubert (uncredited)
Performed by Gracie Fields
Courtesy of Living Era (ASV Ltd)
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Something for everyone
20 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Chicken Run is a wonderfully entertaining movie for EVERYONE! Kids will love the eye-candy of chickens doing absurd things and tossing off silly one-liners. Adults will enjoy the brilliantly funny dialogue and the sweet, engaging story. Parents will enjoy taking their kids to a movie that does not have the Disneyesque product tie-ins and must-buy soundtrack. Movie buffs can try to count the references to The Great Escape, Stalg 17, Star Trek and Braveheart and may be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the camera work.

Nick Park, Peter Lord & Co. succeeded (where so many other have failed recently) in making an animated movie whose story, plot and dialogue are equal to the brilliant animation. In the wordless opening minutes we are engaged and in invited to care about these silly chickens. By the time the snappy dialogue gets rolling we've already identified with the chickens' plight. It may be a bit slow through the middle for the younger moviegoers. But the sound of laughter, cheers and applause from the whole audience as the chickens make their final bid for freedom is well worth the wait. The only sad part is we may have to wait another five years for another Aardman Animations to produce another picture of the quality.


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