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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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4,647 ( 293)
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:

The fourth and final chapter of the trilogy 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

Leslie Nielsen had a body double for his nude scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) When Cindy and Brenda are talking in the car on their way to mile 62, Cindy pours coffee on her head and wets her hair; in the next scene her hair is dry. 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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Pillow Fights (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Got Back
Written by Sir Mix A Lot (as Anthony L. Ray)
Performed by Sir Mix A Lot (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Courtesy of American Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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No brains were harmed during the making of this production.
17 April 2006 | by Torgo_ApprovesSee all my reviews

Scary Movie 4. Is it an example of good film-making? No. Will future film students study this movie and its revolutionary techniques? No. Could I have written this script in half an hour while stoned? Yes. Can I remember the last time I laughed this hard? No.

The key to enjoying a Scary Movie is to see it as a series of sketches based on popular movies, rather than a stand-alone film. The spoofs are extremely obvious and require as little thought to understand as it must have taken to write them. But as far as juvenile humour and crude visual jokes go, David Zucker does it right. You might question Zucker's actual skills as a director, but I dare you to call any of his movies unfunny.

Another reviewer mentioned that he missed the Wayans' style of comedy and brought up the scene where a blind Carmen Electra mistakes a church seat for a toilet as one of the funny scenes. Funny how I thought that was the only scene in the entire movie where the comedy fell on its face. The Wayans' relied far too much on lame sexual humour and gross-out jokes and I enjoy slapstick far more than that.

Not that Scary Movie 4 doesn't have its fair share of (hilarious) crude jokes. I won't spoil all the fun for you, so I'll just mention my favourite: Charlie Sheen, haunted by his past, tries to commit suicide, unfortunately the sleeping pills he swallowed turn out to be Viagra. That's the level of the humour in this movie, and if you are entertained by violent slapstick, people getting hit by cars, sexual jokes, and brilliant dialogue such as:

"I saw this face..."

"With a nose?"

"Yes."

"Hmm. Sounds like a face."

...then this movie is worth buying a ticket for. But if you can't stand lowbrow, dirty, and obvious comedy, you better stay away. Personally I thought 4 was the funniest in the entire series, after #3. If a movie can make me laugh for an hour and 22 minutes, I can't hate it. While Scary Movie 4 definitely isn't a "good" movie, it's hard to put down comedy this funny. Craig Bierko does a very good Tom Cruise impression, as well. If you liked the other movies, especially 3, this is a must see.

Dirty, juvenile comedy is rarely this funny. Strongly recommended if you're in the mood.(r#16)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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