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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

Writers:

Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley (as Bob Schooley) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... Penny
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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Brains, Brawn And Beyond. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Súper escuela de héroes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,631,784, 31 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,946,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,369,815
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TBS print)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film features two actors from the television series The Kids in the Hall (1988), both playing teachers. Dave Foley, plays Mr. Boy, and Kevin McDonald, plays Mr. Medulla. See more »

Goofs

When Will Stronghold and the Commander in the kitchen, the dad slams on the counter and the knives stay perfectly straight. In the next shot they are tilted for no reason. See more »

Quotes

Principal Powers: [over the intercom] There is no smoking on school grounds. Or freezing, or bursting into flames.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Twist and Crawl
Written by Robert Charlery, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton,
David Wakeling
Produced by Jason Bieler and Skindred
Performed by Skindred
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
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Surprise, surprise
31 July 2005 | by sidloneSee all my reviews

Well, I must say that this movie was surprisingly good for it being a Disney Kid Movie. Now it won't win any Oscars, but it really kept up the Disney Tradition for being a clean and fun film. It was wonderful to see Kurt Russell on the screen again with Disney. The acting, again, not an Oscar performance out of anyone, was clean and sincere, very believable. The sets and special effects were, well, good. The diversity and conflict between students of the school, once again... good. There were some very witty and dry remarks about high school life as well. Good writing. I say the most surprising thing about this film was that it was just plain old fun! It had the patrons laughing as well as I. My 7 year old and my 3 year old loved it and it was still adult enough with a strong enough plot to keep the parents interested as well. All in all, it made for a fun afternoon.


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