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The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

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When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.

Director:

Des McAnuff

Writers:

Jay Ward (characters), Kenneth Lonergan
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rene Russo ... Natasha
Jason Alexander ... Boris
Piper Perabo ... Karen Sympathy
Randy Quaid ... Cappy von Trapment
Robert De Niro ... Fearless Leader
June Foray ... Rocky / Cartoon Natasha Fatale / Narrator's Mother (voice)
Keith Scott ... Bullwinkle / Narrator / Cartoon Boris Badenov / Cartoon Fearless Leader (voice)
Janeane Garofalo ... Minnie Mogul
Carl Reiner ... P.G. Biggershot
Jonathan Winters ... Whoppa Chopper Pilot / Ohio Cop with Bullhorn / Jeb
John Goodman ... Oklahoma Cop
Kenan Thompson ... Lewis
Kel Mitchell ... Martin
James Rebhorn ... President Signoff
David Alan Grier ... Measures
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Storyline

35 years after The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's cancellation, our two TV heroes have been living off the finances of their reruns on TV. To make matters worse, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the trees in Frostbite Falls have all been cut down. Meanwhile, over in Pottsylvania, home of Rocky and Bullwinkle's arch enemies Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha, the Iron Curtain has fallen, leading the villains to leave Pottsylvania, and dig through a tunnel all the way to the TV of a Hollywood Producer, Minnie Mogul. She signs a contract, giving her the rights to produce the Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and accidentally pulls the three villains out of the TV, turning them into humans! Now, they have an evil plan to hypnotize America, using RBTV (Really Bad TeleVision), making everyone's mind mush, so he can go on to the TV, and get everyone to vote him President of the USA! However, new FBI Agent Karen Sympathy has an assignment--get the only ones who could ever defeat the villains- ... Written by Anthony M

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It's not the same old bull. See more »


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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rocky & Bullwinkle Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,814,270, 2 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,000,610, 1 October 2000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the narration, Keith Scott is doing an imitation of the voice of the late William Conrad, who had been the narrator for the original animated adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Rocky and His Friends (1959). See more »

Goofs

When Rocky is hypnotized by the broadcast, and Karen goes to check on him, she points her pistol upward, and we catch a glimpse of the butt end - there is no magazine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: [over stock footage of various historical events in a parody of a newsreel] 1964, a crucial moment in American history: Lyndon Johnson is re-elected to the presidency by a landslide, the New York World's Fair introduces a bright new future...
Narrator: [scene cuts to show an animated Bullwinkle pull Rocky from his hat] and after five scintillating years on the air...
Bullwinkle: Presto!
Narrator: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is abruptly cancelled.
BullwinkleRocky: [in unison] Cancelled?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The globe in the opening Universal Studios logo morphs into a fancy-cut star seen in the roof of a '50s-style auditorium. See more »

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Spoofs Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail, Hail, Pottsylvania
Written by Fred Steiner
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Unserious movie, perhaps too unserious to be entertaining.
23 May 2014 | by starkobertSee all my reviews

Movies that aren't serious can be really fun, this one however is an exception from that statement. I know it's supposed to be silly, to be wacky and hilarious but it just doesn't do it for me. The green/blue screen effects are extremely bad and throughout the movie I never felt that the animated characters were "real". The puns in this movie was over-used as well along with the bad script and I think that's what destroyed it the most for me. Now don't get me wrong: an unserious storyline can still make the watcher believe it by using the right tools. But a script that bad made the storyline completely unbelievable and breaking the fourth wall is something you should not over-use even if you want the comedic effect to become stronger. Why is that? Because breaking the fourth wall is a great way to make the audience get shocked since the actors are breaking a rule there, which catches their attention immediately. If you over-use this, however, the effect gets worn off to the point where it just gets annoying.

In some shots there's some filming-errors as well such as too much headroom, unnecessary space where it's not needed since it doesn't provide any information, lack of contrast balance between the green/blue screen shots and the objects/people and etc. Perhaps something you don't think about too much, but can be extremely annoying if it constantly occurs. This is also the reason why it looks like a really really bad B- movie from the 80's personally. The acting overall was pretty okay, even though there were in some places in the movie where it was noticeable that the actors didn't really did their roles seriously which made it harder to believe the story.

All in all, a bad movie.


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