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Thunderpants (2002)

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An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.

Director:

Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Peter Hewitt (story) (as Pete Hewitt), Phil Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Callow ... Sir John Osgood
Stephen Fry ... Sir Anthony Silk
Celia Imrie ... Miss Rapier
Paul Giamatti ... Johnson J. Johnson
Ned Beatty ... Gen. Ed Sheppard
Bruce Cook Bruce Cook ... Patrick Smash
Rupert Grint ... Alan A. Allen
Bronagh Gallagher ... Mrs. Smash
Victor McGuire ... Mr. Smash
Adam Godley ... Placido P. Placeedo
Leslie Phillips ... Judge
Robert Hardy ... Doctor
John Higgins John Higgins ... Paediatrician
Lillie Crossley Lillie Crossley ... Denise, age 5
Sam Davies Sam Davies ... Patrick, age 3
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Storyline

Patrick Smash (11) was born with two stomachs, and hence the uncontrollable 'talent' to produce ungodly farts. This soon drives his own dad away and makes his social life hell. His only friend is classmate Alan A. Allen, a prodigy genius, who has no sense of smell. Even Alan's invention Thunderpants, which renders Patrick's farts harmless, can't make his space travel dream realistic. However after the invention of an adaptation which turns it into flying fuel, Alan is recruited by the US space center. Patrick becomes word class tenor Sir John Osgood's secret high C farter. Their reunion is even more incredible. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for ongoing crude humor, language, some violence and bullying | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Plein gaz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£430,913 (United Kingdom), 26 May 2002, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Every car on Patrick's housing estate appears to be a green Mini Minor. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Smash: I cannot control my arse.
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Going All the Way
Written by R. Davis / M. Ankelius / H. Anderson
Performed by allStars
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Genuinely touching,funny, good performances and good Direction
30 May 2002 | by ActorySee all my reviews

I thought it was touching and very funny. I like the way Peter Hewitt manages to capture a kind of genuine humility and sentimentality with out overdoing it.

The way he sends up the Americans, it's very funny. Ned Beatty & Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti do an excellent job. The two boys Bruce Cook & Rupert Grint from Harry Potter are good. All the cast give good performances. With Good Direction. I thought it was such great fun. I don't know if anybody remembers the Children's film Foundation UK in the mid 70's. It has a bit of that flavour to it. I really enjoyed it.


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