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The Incredibles (2004)

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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

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Brad Bird

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Brad Bird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig T. Nelson ... Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
Holly Hunter ... Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Jason Lee ... Buddy Pine / Syndrome (voice)
Dominique Louis ... Bomb Voyage (voice)
Teddy Newton ... Newsreel Narrator (voice)
Jean Sincere ... Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
Eli Fucile ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Maeve Andrews Maeve Andrews ... Jack-Jack Parr (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Gilbert Huph (voice)
Spencer Fox ... Dashiell 'Dash' Parr (voice)
Lou Romano ... Bernie Kropp (voice)
Wayne Canney Wayne Canney ... Principal (voice)
Sarah Vowell ... Violet Parr (voice)
Michael Bird Michael Bird ... Tony Rydinger (voice)
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Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invincibles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,467,623, 7 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$261,441,092, 14 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$631,442,092
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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Atmos (4K Blu-Ray Release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Syndrome's island is rendered to resemble Neverland from Disney's Peter Pan (1953). See more »

Goofs

Before the wedding scene, Mr. Incredible summons his jet car. When he opens the car door, the window is up. In the next shot of him, the window is down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Incredible: [fiddling with a clip-on microphone] Is this on? I mean, can break through walls, I just can't... can't get this on...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening sequence, just before the interview with Mr. Incredible starts, the handwritten words that scroll by read "Pixar Animation Studios Production #5080" See more »

Alternate Versions

All non-US version are altered in the scene in which Mr. Incredible is looking at his wall of fame with newspaper clips. In the US version, the headings are all in English; in the international versions, the headings are in different foreign languages including French, Spanish, German and Japanese. See more »

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An overpraised but credible pastiche
5 November 2004 | by drifteruSee all my reviews

Most Pixar films get good reviews from the critics, but they seem to be falling all over themselves for THE INCREDIBLES. I'm not sure why.

First off, the film strikes me as a pastiche of the Saturday morning cartoons I grew up watching, like THE FANTASTIC FOUR and JONNY QUEST, with a little James Bond thrown in. As such, it seems designed to appeal most to 10- to 14-year-old boys, a group that may be reluctant to go to an animated movie; witness the anemic box office of TITAN A.E. or TREASURE PLANET for proof.

By and large, the story is played straight. There are a few laughs scattered here and there, but the tone is nothing like the mixture of humor and pathos Pixar established for the medium with TOY STORY and Dreamworks exaggerated ad nauseam in SHREK 2.

Perhaps that's what the critics find appealing. THE INCREDIBLES is certainly not like any other animated film I've seen; at times, it's easy to forget that it *is* animated. Some of that is due to the ever-growing artistry of the Pixar team, which often makes you feel like you're watching a comic book/video game come to life.

But as solid as the movie is -- and except for a slow start, I was not bored -- for me, it's missing that little bit of magic to take it to the next level, where millions have found Shrek and Nemo.


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