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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 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 »

Quotes

Principal Powers: [voice over PA system] Once again the cafeteria staff would like to remind the sidekicks to *stop* ordering hero sandwiches.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Peanuts Movie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
Written by Morrissey (as Steven Patrick Morrissey), Johnny Marr
Produced by Don Gilmore
Performed by Elefant
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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Delightful!
25 July 2005 | by jwhitusSee all my reviews

I saw "Sky High" at a preview screening tonight, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised! A lot of laughs for kids and grownups, a couple of good plot twists, and a nice message for the youngsters. Kurt Russell steals the show as an over-the-top super hero, who wants nothing more than for his son to follow in the family business. Kelly Preston looks amazing as his flying super hero wife. A great group of kids play the Sky High students, with cool effects to help them into their roles... and some nice parables about life in high school. I expected lots of eye rolling and lame super hero humor... but there was no lameness, no eye rolls, but plenty of good laughs and sweet moments. Parents, feel free to go with your kids to this one!


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