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Sky High (2005)

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Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

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Mike Mitchell

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Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley (as Bob Schooley) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell ... Steve Stronghold / The Commander
Kelly Preston ... Josie Stronghold / Jetstream
Danielle Panabaker ... Layla
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... News Anchor (as Chris Wynne)
Kevin Heffernan ... Ron Wilson, Bus Driver
Dee Jay Daniels ... Ethan (as Dee-Jay Daniels)
Kelly Vitz ... Magenta
Loren Berman Loren Berman ... Little Larry
Nicholas Braun ... Zach
Malika Haqq ... Penny (as Malika)
Khadijah ... Penny
Jake Sandvig ... Lash
Will Harris ... Speed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Gwen Grayson / Royal Pain
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Storyline

It all begins when young Will Stronghold, the son of the two famous superheroes: Steve and Josie, A.K.A. the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander and and the high-speed flying Jetstream. However, Will does not actually know if he has any powers of his own, and has not told his parents this. He and his best friend, Layla are facing their first day of a secret school in the clouds like none on earth: Sky High, the first and only high school for kids with super-human powers going through crime-fighting puberty. But with no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Saving The World... One Homework Assignment At A Time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Commander thanks Mr. Boy for teaching the sidekicks so well, and refers to him as "Jonathan". This would make his name John Boy. See more »

Goofs

At the Homecoming Dance, Mr. Boy offers Layla a drink. Lash reaches out and spills the drink on Mr. Boy's shirt, but there is still a good amount of liquid left in the cup. At the very next shot, however, when Layla is handing him a napkin, Mr. Boy's cup is completely empty. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Will Stronghold: In the end, my girlfriend became my arch enemy, my arch enemy became my best friend, and my best friend became my girlfriend. But, hey, it's high school.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are decorated with still-frame comic-book illustrations. One of the still frames has a single animated element - a purple monster's eye, which moves and blinks. (It appears just before the music credits.) See more »

Alternate Versions

On Cartoon Network, TBS, and TNT, sixteen scenes, and the song, "Through Being Cool" by They Might Be Giants are cut to make more time for commercial advertising See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 High School Fights in Movies (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices Carry
Written by Aimee Mann, Michael Hausman, Joseph Pesce (as Joey Pesce), Robert Holmes
Produced by Michael Kotch and Vitamin C (as Colleen Fitzpatrick)
Performed by Vitamin C
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Harry Potter meets the Incredibles.
29 July 2005 | by delsol-1See all my reviews

I remember the days when I was a kid and loved Disney comedies. Son of Flubber, The Shaggy Dog, etc. Then there was the classic period after I got a little older with Kurt Russell Disney movies. Well those days are back and you can even take your kids. It is PG rather than the G of the old stuff but that is only because of violence and that violence is directed mostly at property. The characters are not killed or injured. (A lot better than the Bad News Bears which the theater had warnings up about being a STRONG PG 13). Anyway Kurt Russell is so campy in this one and (what a shock) so is Bruce Campbell. The plot and theme borrow a lot from the Incredibles (which is a good thing because I liked it the best of Pixar's flicks) Also you might think Hogwarts when you see the classes except the high school floats in the sky and rather than potions and avoiding the dark forces the student learn how to be superhero sidekicks and how to build ray guns in science class. Won't go any further on that except to say that those scenes are a hoot. Anyway the good guys win, the bad guys lose, the hero is taught lessons about life and everyone gets a laugh a minute as it all comes about.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,631,784, 31 July 2005

Gross USA:

$63,946,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,369,815
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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