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Thunderpants (2002)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2002 (UK)
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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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,042,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Keira Knightley has a small cameo as one of the music school students. Although she is not mentioned in the cast list, she appears in the "Special Thanks to" list further in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Johnson J. Johnson: Will you help us, slugger?
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Featured in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) 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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good clean fun
6 December 2003 | by risingsapSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film and so did my children. I can't see why anyone would consider this a poor film, it's only meant to be a bit of fun and it appeals to the traditional British love of the anus and flatulence. Rupert Grint is really excellent. In style the film reminded me a bit of Ron Bassett, England Manager - without the swearing.


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