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Steamboy (2004)

Suchîmubôi (original title)
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In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

Writers:

Sadayuki Murai, Katsuhiro Ôtomo (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Suzuki ... James Ray Steam (voice)
Masane Tsukayama ... Eddî Suchîmu-hakase (voice)
Katsuo Nakamura ... Dr. Lloyd Steam (voice)
Manami Konishi Manami Konishi ... Scarlett O'Hara (voice)
Kiyoshi Kodama Kiyoshi Kodama ... Robert Stephenson (voice)
Ikki Sawamura Ikki Sawamura ... David (voice)
Susumu Terajima ... Freddie (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Army General (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keiko Aizawa Keiko Aizawa ... Mrs. Steam (voice)
Rosalind Ayres ... (voice)
Mark Bramhall ... Alfred Smith (voice)
Oliver Cotton ... Robert Stephenson (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... David (voice)
William Hootkins ... (voice)
Peter Lavin ... (voice)
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Storyline

Rei is a young inventor living in the U.K. in the middle of the nineteenth century. Shortly before the first World Expo, a marvelous invention called the "Steam Ball", behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Roid in the U.S. Meanwhile, the nefarious O'Hara Foundation has sent men to acquire the Steam Ball, so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends. Written by Bruce Osborne <saitoh-hajime@neo.rr.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The "Rovers Return", which is seen early on, is a real pub in Manchester/Salford, and is located at 89-91 Chapel Street. The real pub resembles the one in the movie, and not the one many believe to be the fictional one from the long running television soap Coronation Street (1960). The real pub would have definately been around during when this movie is set. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Loyd Steam: An invention with no philosophy behind it is a curse.
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Crazy Credits

Under the end credits, images of future events in the lives of the characters are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions were released in theaters, one was the original 126 minute Japanese cut, while the other was a 106 minute English dub cut. See more »

Connections

References Coronation Street (1960) See more »

User Reviews

Lives up to the hype and more!
19 September 2004 | by MidgetAmputeeSee all my reviews

Saw this at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I swooned with the massive audience in sheer awe at the absolutely astounding masterpiece that Otomo-san has created. 10 years in the making, the visual feast pays off with an incredible bang.

Although not as violent and complex as the powerhouse Akira, Steamboy is a straight-forward sci-fi-action-adventure story set in Victorian London, England that even strangers of the anime genre can follow with ease. I can see this film being another landmark hit in North America that will hopefully draw more people to appreciate anime. When this comes out in 2005, don't miss it for the world!


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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,148, 20 March 2005

Gross USA:

$468,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,870,198
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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