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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

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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

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Scheck's henchman orders two Bartlett's in the restaurant, a reference to co-screenwriter and Hey Arnold! (1994) creator Craig Bartlett. See more »

Goofs

In the video surveillance room, Arnold presses the record button to eject the tape of Sheck burning the tomato document. 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

Follows Hey Arnold! (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

2 Way
Written by James Brown & Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo), featuring Master P
Courtesy of The New No Limit Records
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Good Movie... but it depends on your mindset.
9 July 2002 | by SennicalSee all my reviews

I am a fourteen-year-old girl and while I'm certainly not the show's core demographic, I enjoyed the movie as much as I enjoy any episode of the TV series. Hey Arnold was one of the things I had lived with since about the second grade and then one day it just turned into a full-blown obsession.

But first off, let's get one thing straight, people: This was NOT intended to be a big-screen movie. It was intended to be a Nick Flick, one of Nickelodeon's made-for-TV movies. The powers that be decided that the storyline of the series held a much more interesting premise: searching for Arnold's parents. That premise became the movie. But then, for reasons I am not aware of, this switched back to being a theatrical movie. Then there was some kind of disagreement, and now it's unlikely we'll ever see the second movie. ::sniffle::

That information aside, this is still a very enjoyable movie. The particular theater my brother and I saw it in was filled with many parents, most of which probably had no idea of the story behind the movie (both legal and TV-show-story wise) and they still enjoyed it as much as I did. Helga is as laughably enjoyable as ever, and the movie still contains subtle humor situations that adults will enjoy.

This is a decent enough movie. And if you still think you won't like it, go see it for us fans, who desperately want a second movie and are hoping against hope that it will be made. Thank you.


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