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Zoom (2006)

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Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private academy.

Director:

Peter Hewitt

Writers:

Adam Rifkin (screenplay), David Berenbaum (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Jack Shepard / Captain Zoom
Courteney Cox ... Marsha Holloway
Chevy Chase ... Dr. Grant
Spencer Breslin ... Tucker Willams / Mega-Boy
Kevin Zegers ... Connor Shepard / Concussion
Kate Mara ... Summer Jones / Wonder
Michael Cassidy ... Dylan West / Houdini
Ryan Whitney Newman ... Cindy Collins / Princess (as Ryan Newman)
Rip Torn ... Larraby
Cornelia Guest ... Cindy's Mom
Ashton Moio ... Halloween Bully
Hunter Aarniokoski Hunter Aarniokoski ... Prince
Thomas F. Wilson ... Dylan's Teacher (as Tom Wilson)
Ridge Canipe ... Mean Bully
Danny McCarthy ... Meaner Bully
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Storyline

Former superhero Jack Shepard, also known as Captain Zoom, is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into a new generation of superheroes. At a privacy academy, he trains Dylan, a 17-year-old boy who can turn invisible; Summer, a 16-year-old girl with telekinetic powers; Tucker, a 12-year-old boy with the power to enlarge any part of his body; and Cindy, a 6-year-old girl with super strength. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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They're going to save the world . . . as long as they're home for dinner


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor, language and mild action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zoom's Academy See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingman, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,510,408, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$11,631,245, 17 September 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The fourth film to feature Tim Allen and Spencer Breslin, and the third in 2006. They starred together in The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), and The Shaggy Dog (2006). See more »

Goofs

When the sonic net firing mechanism fixes on Concussion, the screen says "Target Aquired", rather than the correct "Target Acquired". See more »

Quotes

Summer Jones: That is getting so old.
Dylan West: Considering you can read my mind, I don't have many options.
Summer Jones: I can't read your mind. I just feel stuff. And you can stop hitting on me entirley.
Dylan West: No, I can't do that. You and I are destiny.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The World is New
Written by Brian Mashburn
Performed by Save Ferris
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Classic slapstick Allen and Chase
15 February 2007 | by DocVWSee all my reviews

I actually watched this movie before I read any of the reviews or comments on this site which is rare for me; I tend to value the reviews and rankings of the other members. This is the first time I am left scratching my head wondering what exact movie did you people watch to give it such low reviews??!! This movie is what it is and a very good job of it. It is a movie that makes fun of super hero movies. Take a bitter misfit ex-superhero who can't be any less interested in training new recruits and make it funny. Zoom has his reasons to be bitter and they are CLEARLY explained, if people don't get the plot, they weren't really paying attention. The acting in this movie is very good by a well collected cast. Allen and Chase deliver slapstick one liners throughout the whole movie that are truly reminiscent of their comedic classic styles. If the one liner isn't enough to make you laugh, add the highly adorable factor from Ryan Newman as Cindy Collins is tops. The rest of the cast works very well together and even though there is a lot of predictability in the movie, it is still very funny and worth the watch. This is not a literary classic brought to life, so don't expect it to be. The negative comments about Allen are unjust, as his character wasn't' that far off from his style in the Santa Clause movies. This movie was enjoyable and I laughed out loud many times and I don't do that often with movies because they just aren't as funny in the same style. If you want to just relax and laugh at a silly movie, the Zoom on over to your video store and pick this one up.


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