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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

For the filming of Patrick getting stripped to his vest and underwear in the playground, Bruce Cook's father stripped down to his own vest and underwear too. Just to make Bruce feel okay. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Smash: It was the best day of my life... ever.
[repeated line]
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Going All the Way
Written by R. Davis / M. Ankelius / H. Anderson
Performed by allStars
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A ridiculous , wonderful and fun movie.
23 August 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, and so did my 14 year old daughter. What a laugh.

With a title like "Thunderpants" we know what sort of humour we are in for, and it lived up to that tittle perfectly.

The basic story revolves around a child with two stomachs, and his flatulence problems that come with that.I would call this movie a comedy adventure, as Patrick does travel around the world and finally into space,With flatulence being the theme from miss-adventure to miss-adventure.

This is a kind hearted movie, and I feel a little harshly reviewed here by some of our members.

There are many laugh out Laud moments and lots of light chuckles too.

Give this one a chance.


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