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.


Mike Mitchell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell ... Steve / The Commander
Kelly Preston ... Josie / 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 Haqq ... Penny
Jake Sandvig ... Lash
Will Harris ... Speed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Gwen / Royal Pain


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 {}

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kurt Russell later appeared in Death Proof (2007). See more »


When Will is sent to the nurse, the nurse was wearing a stethoscope around her neck, but when she turned sideways to put the equipment back, she turned to face Will again, and the stethoscope was gone. See more »


[first lines]
Will Stronghold: In a world full of superheroes, there are two that stand above the rest: the Commander and Jetstream. His super-strength makes him pretty much indestructible. She has the power of supersonic flight along with a total mastery of unarmed combat. By day, they live as Steve and Josie Stronghold, the top real estate agents in the metropolis of Maxville. But whenever duty calls, they are the Commander and Jetstream. Me, I have my own names for them: Mom and Dad. That's me in the middle. ...
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo fades into a comic-book city skyline. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Disney Channel premiere of Sky High, the end credits are different than they are in the theatrical and DVD releases. Instead of the comic book type end credits like in the theatrical version it is replaced by DC with the credits on the left side and a montage of scenes from the film on the right side of the credits. See more »


Written by Gary Kemp
Produced by Chad Fischer
Performed by Cary Brothers
Guitar by Jason Kanakis
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Wonderful FAMILY Movie
30 July 2005 | by sidunrauSee all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this movie with three kids. The movie had appeal for everyone: - for the kids, because it was kid-oriented and clean; - for the adults because there were sprinkles of nostalgia throughout; and - for anyone else because it was just a good clean fun movie.

There was no great script or acting here, just some real fun for all. We could all relate to the main character, who had to struggle with finding out what he had and deciding what he would do with it, who his friends were, where his loyalties lie, and how much integrity to demonstrate.

The violent scenes were mostly slapstick or cartoonish enough so as not to distress small children (I say mostly because there is some violence, but no blood or gore; just people smashing into or through things, etc.).

I especially liked that Lynda Carter gave a nod to her Wonder Woman character, and that Clois Leachman - one of my favorite actresses - was involved, once again, with superheroes - and with Lynda Carter, too (Clois was Lynda's mother in the original Wonder Woman movie).

Also, although only caricatures, the script-writers and kid actors were true to the typicalities of high school. The social divisions, the crushes, the nerds, the cool kids - it was all there. And the only annoying characters were supposed to be annoying.

I sincerely wish the script had been better written, so that the actors had had more to work with. But they did their best with what they had, and overall it was just great, good clean fun - so rare in today's movie world. Unlike Willy Wonka's current incarnation, there was no odd bite or double entente's to worry about. Take the kids - especially your inner child - and enjoy!

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English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,631,784, 31 July 2005

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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