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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 14 April 2006 (USA)
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Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.

Director:

David Zucker

Writers:

Craig Mazin (screenplay), Jim Abrahams (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Faris ... Cindy
Regina Hall ... Brenda
Craig Bierko ... Tom
Bill Pullman ... Henry Hale
Anthony Anderson ... Mahalik
Leslie Nielsen ... President Baxter Harris
Molly Shannon ... Marilyn
Michael Madsen ... Oliver
Chris Elliott ... Ezekiel
Carmen Electra ... Holly
Shaquille O'Neal ... Shaq
Phil McGraw ... Dr. Phil (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Norris
Conchita Campbell ... Rachel
Beau Mirchoff ... Robbie
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Storyline

The unemployed Cindy Campbell is hired to work in a cursed house as caretaker of an old lady and meets the ghost of a boy. Meanwhile, the teenager son Robbie and the young daughter Rachel of his next door neighbor and crane operator Tom Ryan are spending the weekend with their loser father. Cindy and Tom meet and fall in love for each other, but when Giant Tripods invade Earth, Tom escapes with Robbie and Rachel; Cindy travels to a village, trying to find the answer to a riddle to save the world; and the president of USA organizes the defense of the planet in UN under his intelligence and leadership. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bury the grudge. Burn the village. See the saw. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mark Mancina composed a score for the movie, but the score was rejected by Bastyr execs about three and a half weeks before the movie was released. James L. Venable was hired to rewrite the score and compose it at the 5th hour. however, still remain in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) When Shaq picks up the big piece of concrete he holds it in different ways between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shaquille O'Neal: [screaming] Help! Help! Am I dead?
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw: You're not dead. You've been taken against your will.
Shaquille O'Neal: Kobe?
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Crazy Credits

Nameless characters are credited as quotes, such as "I'll Pay You", "His Brother, The Sheriff", and "Were You Naked?" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version released on home video is ~6 minutes longer (14 extended scenes, 5 additional scenes, 7 alternate scenes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lights Out
Written & Performed by P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Ever Feel as if You are Living in a Scary Movie with a Bad Script?
18 September 2007 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

Scary Movie adds a new element to the usual *** Movie formula - reality. A few scenes from the Dubya administration's history are reproduced, and an embarrassing moment from Mr Cruise's midlife crisis are re-lived in addition to the usual spoofs of various horror and sci fi films. The Dubya scenes, nicely done by Leslie Nielson, were the highlights of the film for me. I'm not a fan of brainless comedy, but this non-formula material made the film tolerable for me.

SM4 spends a lot of time with The Village, Saw and War of the Worlds - plus a couple of films I only vaguely recognized... blending the plots cleverly but without adding much to the comedic value in the blending technique. Brokeback Mountain is also parodied (though I do not understand why this was considered a scary movie). The film is funny at times, but brow-beats its parody of Tom Cruise's character in War of the Worlds. Nevertheless, it's a fun little romp and much less grotesque than some of the previous entries in the series.

Acting - good for what it is. Directing - good for what it is. Script - OK, but could have been more intellectually challenging (and funnier) Cinematography - good for what it is.

Recommended for fans of the series, but don't expect it to be the funniest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,222,875, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$90,710,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,262,620
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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