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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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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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Twice the hero he used to be See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [UK] | Official Facebook | See more »

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)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are strong similarities to another family of superheroes: Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four. Mr. Incredible (Bob Parr) has super-strength like the Thing (Ben Grimm); Elastigirl (Helen Parr) is able to stretch her body like Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards); Violet is able to turn invisible and project force-fields like the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards); and baby Jack-Jack briefly shows an ability to turn himself into living flame like the Human Torch. Jack-Jack bears an even stronger resemblance to Reed and Susan Richards' son Franklin, a mutant with the power to alter reality. Like Bob and Helen Parr, Reed and Susan Richards are husband and wife, and have children with powers. Like Violet and impulsive Dash Parr, Susan and the impulsive Johnny Storm are elder sister and younger brother. The costumes of the Incredibles are red unitards with black collars, trunks, gloves, and boots with an "i" emblem in the chest area. The costumes of the Fantastic Four are blue unitards with black collars, belts, gloves, and boots with a "4" emblem in the chest area. Both sets of costumes are made to adapt to the wearer's specific powers and abilities. The supervillain that appears at the end of the movie calling himself the Underminer is a dead ringer for The Mole Man, a longtime foe of the Fantastic Four, and the image of the first Fantastic Four cover is briefly mimicked. In fact, makers of Fantastic Four (2005) were forced to make significant script changes and add more special effects because of similarities to the storyline of this movie. See more »

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When Syndrome introduces himself to the public, he does so by catching a petrol tanker, which he then flamboyantly tosses behind him and we see a huge explosion. Barely a second later, when the Omnidroid is creeping up on Syndrome, he looks over his shoulder and we briefly see the street behind him, which has no trace of the tanker, or any fiery debris. 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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Alternate Versions

In the Argentinian version of the movie, not only the newspapers headlines are written in Spanish, but also streets names are changed: the characters make references to Buenos Aires City street names, such as Callao, Corrientes, and many others. See more »

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A Truly, Pardon the Pun, Incredible Movie
13 November 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of the finest animated films I have ever seen. Not only is it a fine animated film, it is a great film period. The film obviously takes its cue from several real life super hero comic books, especially The Fantastic Four and the Justice Society of America. The Fantastic Four comparison is obvious due to the fact that Elatigirl and Violet were obviously inspired by Mr. Fantastic (aka. Reed Richards) and the Invisible Woman (aka. Sue Storm Richards) respectively. The J.S.A. influence is a little more obscure. Several years ago, DC Comics issued a mini-series that attempted to explain the demise of the Justice Society by claiming that the group was forced to disband after their loyalty to America was questioned during the 1950's. In this film, all the heroes were forced into hiding after the government refused to pay for wrongful legal claims brought against the super heroes of this film. Also, there are many in jokes that the casual viewer might not get, but that made it enjoyable for comic book fans. This the island scenes look as if they could have been inspired by many of the series produced by Gerry Anderson of the 1960's (eg. the Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet).

Another thing that made this film unique was its look. If you notice, the city where the story takes place looks like a fairly modern metropolis. However, if you look at the cars in the film, most of them look as if they would have been more at home in the mid to late 1960's. Also, the way that many of the characters were dressed also could have put them in that time.

However, the thing that I really loved about this film was the fact that even though it was geared primarily to children, it was dark enough in theme to appeal to adults. In fact, there are a couple of scenes that you wouldn't normally associate with a film geared towards children.

This film is definitely a classic of animation and once again Pixar shows why they are the masters of computer animation.


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