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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

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Joe Dante

Writer:

Larry Doyle
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Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
Jenna Elfman ... Kate
Steve Martin ... Mr. Chairman
Timothy Dalton ... Damien Drake
Heather Locklear ... Dusty Tails
Joan Cusack ... Mother
Bill Goldberg ... Mr. Smith
Don Stanton ... Mr. Warner
Dan Stanton ... Mr. Warner's Brother
Dick Miller ... Security Guard
Roger Corman ... Hollywood Director
Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Bennell
Jeff Gordon ... Himself
Matthew Lillard ... Himself
Mary Woronov ... Acme VP, Bad Ideas
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot. Suddenly a sidekick without a hero, the duck decides to ally himself with DJ, whether he likes it or not. Consequently, Daffy is on the scene when DJ discovers that his famous movie star father was Damian Drake, known for playing suave international spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life--and has been kidnapped by the evil insane nerdy, prancing villain known as Mr. Chairman of the equally nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the mysterious magical and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything to get his hands on it! With ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,317,371, 16 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,991,364, 1 February 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,514,844
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For comic effect, a pan across several famous paintings of great art in the Louvre museum stops on an early twentieth century painting from the popular "Dogs Playing Poker" series by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, regarded as the epitome of kitsch, lowbrow culture, and poor taste. The shot was cut for unknown reasons. See more »

Goofs

When traveling into the African bush, the main characters ride on an Asian elephant. See more »

Quotes

DJ Drake: This security guard thing, that's just what I do for money. I'm a... I'm a stuntman.
Daffy Duck: You? A stuntman? Please.
DJ Drake: I am! Did you see those "Mummy" movies? I'm in there more than Brendan Fraser is!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a deleted scene from the casino chase involving Daffy Duck, Nasty Canasta, and Cottontail Smith. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Broadcast on ITV and ITV2, several scenes involving violence are removed, including Sam shooting the banana skin in the casino scene, and Bugs placing the popcorn inside the marked alien during the Area 52 fight scene. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Space Jam (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
Music by Murray Mencher
Lyrics by Eddie Cantor and Charles Tobias
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User Reviews

Cartoons good, live-action bad
13 March 2004 | by griffin84See all my reviews

I'm a huge Looney Tunes fan, if not a major cartoon fanatic alone, so when I found out this movie was being made, I jumped for the chance to see it. First off, I was thrilled to see that the creators stuck to the "Roger Rabbit" technique, in which the cartoons were all hand-drawn and computers are only used to add color and depth (to give the 3D appearance of the characters). Second, I thought that the cartoons themselves were great. Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn, Speedy Gonzales, Elmer... they all stuck to the same characteristics that I grew to love watching Bugs Bunny cartoons on Saturday morning. The only real draw-back of this movie was, without a doubt, the live-action actors. Brendan Fraser is good, but he can't live up to his past movies (especially "The Mummy" saga). The same goes to Jenna Elfman, who's talent is severly wasted as she comes across as the most serious character in the whole movie. Timothy Dalton, as usual, is flawless (and if you look closely, you can actually see how closely Fraser and Dalton look alike). Steve Martin, meanwhile, makes one of the worst performances of his career, and acts WAY too over the top, even for an eccentric villain.

The movie is good, but only is you are a truly devoted cartoon-lover (if you are, then you'll get a huge kick out of the opening sequence alone). Overall, come for Bugs, leave for Martin.


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