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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 »
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3,671 ( 43)
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

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Based on True Events 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

André Benjamin had a role that spoofed Cillian Murphy's character in Red Eye (2005). The scene was when Cindy (Anna Faris) and Brenda (Regina Hall) were in an airport to fly to the Village, Andre's character pulled a taco out of this coat and offered a bite to Cindy, who declines. His line was, "If you don't eat the taco, your dad will die." The footage was reportedly shot but never used in the theatrical cut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) When Shaq throws the piece of concrete hitting the steel pipe, you can see the the pipe is undamaged. When it hits Dr. Phil on his head the edge of the pipe is broken. 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

Spoofs The Amityville Horror (2005) See more »

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Love for Rio
Written by Stuart Hart and Thomas Hirschmann
Courtesy of Selectracks Music Services
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Shut Down Your Brain (Again) and Start Laughing With this Funny Franchise
20 May 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The unemployed Cindy Campbell (Anna Farris) 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 (Craig Bierko) 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.

As I have previously wrote, parody movies are always of the type 'love or hate' it. I am not intellectual, I love cinema as culture, but also as entertainment, so I like this genre. Further, when I see this type of movie, I know exactly what I am going to see: scatological jokes, funny and surrealistic references to other films and definitely a movie that will never be indicated for an Oscar.

I found this "Scary Movie 4" also very funny. The screenplay is a big joke with the remake of "War of the Worlds", entwined with "The Grudge" and "The Village". It also satirizes "Saw" and "Saw 2", "Brokeback Mountain" and "Million Dollar Baby". There are also references to the American pop culture that I unfortunately have not understood, like for example Dr. Phil, the Oprah talk show in the end (see Obs.) or Bruce the Bed King. Leslie Nielsen is hilarious in the role of the smart president.

This is the type of movie that you must shut down your brain and start laughing. What I do not understand and really irritates me are the reviews of persons that should never watch this type of movie. What do they expect to see when they go to the movie theaters or buy / rent a DVD called "Scary Movie 4" ("the last part of a trilogy"), directed by David Zucker and with Leslie Nielsen and Anna Farris in the cast? An art movie, with hidden messages, an epic, a classic or a film with politically correct jokes? Honestly, if I did not like this genre, I would never spend my time watching it. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Todo Mundo em Pânico 4' ('Everybody in Panic 4')

Obs: My son has just forwarded "Tom Cruise Freakin Out On Oprah" in Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M08PfuP_NXs


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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)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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