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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

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A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

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Tuck Tucker

Writers:

Craig Bartlett (characters), Craig Bartlett | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ... Arnold (voice)
Francesca Marie Smith ... Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice (voice)
Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Martin Johanssen / Rasta Guy (voice) (as Jamil Smith)
Dan Castellaneta ... Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Grandma Gertie 'Pookie' / Mayor Dixie / Red (voice)
Paul Sorvino ... Scheck (voice)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Bridget (voice)
Christopher Lloyd ... Coroner (voice)
Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Bailey (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Big Bob Pataki / Head of Security (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Miriam Pataki / Mona / Reporter (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Stinky Peterson (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman (voice)
Blake McIver Ewing ... Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Blake Ewing)
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Storyline

When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood. Written by Britney

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A Big Problem Calls For A Big Head


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arnold Saves the Neighborhood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,706,332, 30 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,684,949, 18 August 2002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the success of The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Nickelodeon came to an agreement with Hey Arnold! (1996) Creator Craig Bartlett for an Arnold theatrical film, as well as a television movie. The original plan was for the theatrical film to be about Arnold searching for his parents, titled The Jungle Movie, while the television movie, originally titled "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood", was about Arnold saving his neighborhood from being torn down. Problems with the script kept the theatrical movie on hold for several years, and Nickelodeon, wanting an Arnold movie in theaters before the show lost its popularity, had "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood" converted into this film. However, a poor showing at the box-office, along with Craig Bartlett leaving Nickelodeon for Cartoon Network, caused The Jungle Movie to be put on the shelf indefinitely. However, the show's cult following convinced Nickelodeon to announce on November 23, 2015 that they have green-lit The Jungle Movie. Bartlett returned as a writer and executive producer, with many of the original cast reprising their respective roles. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017) premiered as a 2-hour long T.V. movie on November 24, 2017, concluding the series. See more »

Goofs

When Big Bob throws a model of Arnold's house in the trash it lying on its back but when it shows it again it is standing up straight. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Eugene Horowitz: [singing] We saved our neighborhood. They could not tear it down, they could not turn our smile into a frown...
Gerald: [turns off the stereo] Show's over, Eugene.
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Connections

Spoofs All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Coconut
Written by Harry Nilsson
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A pretty crappy and no dout corney movie 1-10 stars
1 July 2002 | by HeyBen1504See all my reviews

When I saw this movie I didn't want to see it at all but my youngest son wanted to so I went with him. You know this may be kind of weird but if you ask me this movie is a pretty bad influence to kids, Why? Because it's not right for a fourth grader to be able to get a bunch of equitment to do illegal things, Why? Because in this case a company didn't come barging in they got permission from a person that can make laws and there's no right for a kid to break the law by sneaking around big buissness and stuff just because a couple of kids thinks it's unfair when the parents, the mayor, and the govener all agreed that this could happen. I mean what is this going to teach our children: To be spoiled brats and beg and yell and scream when something happens that they don't like? It sounds pretty dumb, but you have to admit I do have a point and plus one of the major reasons is that it's a kid movie. Well what does that have to do with anything? Alot, because you know that it's just going to be a happy ending and the kid or kids are going to win or get something they wanted or whatever and you know something life ain't that simple, but Nickeloden seems to think it is and seems to think that they can show kids that they can get whatever they want and it really doesn't work like that. (At least in my opinion).


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