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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.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Larry Doyle
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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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The biggest animated adventure ever to hit real life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

The following characters are at Area 52: flying brains (from Fiend Without a Face (1958)), the Metaluna monster (from This Island Earth (1955)), a Triffid (from The Day of the Triffids (1963), Robby the Robot (from various movies), Daleks (from Doctor Who (1963)), Dr. Miles J. Bennell with a Pod from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), the Robot Monster from Robot Monster (1953), Marvin the Martian, various generic aliens, and The Man from Planet X (from The Man from Planet X (1951)). See more »

Goofs

After you see the Duck get shot several times with a gun, Bugs Bunny enters the room, sits in a chair, and starts to repeatedly move his chair and hit Daffy Duck's chair. But if you look closely next to Bugs Bunny's chair, you'll see the top of a man's head, a person that seems to be moving Bugs Bunny's chair. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Chairman: [Referring to the screen showing DJ's dad about to meet his demise] Here is you father tied up on the tracks, and here is the train of death right on schedule. You see Mr. Drake, if the train of death doesn't kill your father, then maybe those crates of TNT will, not to mention the two ton anvil hanging over his head, and...
Mr. Chairman: [Noticing the pendulum of doom] Oh, and look there's the pendulum of doom! What's the pendulum of doom doing there? I did not order the pendulum of doom!
Mr. Chairman: [...]
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, rough pencil test animation from the movie is shown. 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

References I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Viva Las Vegas
Music by Mort Shuman
Lyrics by Doc Pomus
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of BMG Strategic Marketing Group
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
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Much Better Than Expected
14 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Even though I had heard good things about this film, I didn't expect that much....but was very surprised. It's good, very entertaining and worth watching. The humor is excellent with some very funny things in here and very clever in spots. It helps a lot to know your Looney Tunes characters and it helps a great deal to know your film history. References to old films and characters are everywhere. For that reason, I would recommend this film for classic movie fans. They'll be pleasantly surprised.

On the bad side, I found the film too loud, which is no surprise since cartoons tend to be that way. The loudest may have been Daffy Duck, who is a major player in this film. The female lead, Jenna Elman, is too hard-looking and just not likable to me.

The positives outweigh the negatives, however. If you can put up with the loudness and stupid acting (Steve Martin is brutal here in that regard), you'll still get a ton of laughs out of this movie.


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