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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Will Stronghold
... Steve Stronghold / The Commander
... Josie Stronghold / Jetstream
... Layla
Christopher Wynne ... News Anchor (as Chris Wynne)
... Ron Wilson, Bus Driver
... Ethan (as Dee-Jay Daniels)
... Magenta
Loren Berman ... Little Larry
... Zach
... Penny
... Penny
... Lash
... Speed
... 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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Rated PG for action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Súper escuela de héroes  »

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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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Trivia

There is an Aquabats show poster on the wall in Gwen Grayson's room. On that poster, there are five bands, the Aquabats, the Mosleys, the Moon Monkeys, the Immortals, and My Superhero. The Aquabats are a band made of superheroes. The Mosleys, a garage sounding band, founded by Paul Frank, the same person who founded the clothing line Paul Frank clothing. The Moon Monkeys, a space-surf band consisting of super Chimps in space, The Immortals, a surf-punk band, whose singer also produces and directs low budget science fiction movies, and My Superhero, who's name, by chance, worked well for the theme of this movie. See more »

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On the first day of school when Will and Layla get on the bus they sit near the back by Zach, but when the bus arrives and Ron opens the door Will and Layla are the first to get off almost immediately after he opens the door. They even stop to talk to Ron and there is no one behind them waiting to get off. See more »

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Layla: So, then there was this time in first grade. You know how you grow lima beans in school? Well, Will could not figure out why mine was growing so quickly, it was driving him crazy. So finally I took mercy on him and I told him about my powers! We've been best friends ever since.
Warren Peace: And falling for him, was that before or after the lima beans?
Layla: What? I am *not* in love with Will Strong... is it that obvious?
Warren Peace: Yeah.
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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 »

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References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

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Voices Carry
Written by Aimee Mann, Michael Hausman, Joey Pesce, Robert Holmes
Produced by Michael Kotch and Vitamin C
Performed by Vitamin C (as Vitamin C)
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Low Expectations Proved Wrong!
27 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I got to go see Sky High at a free preview last night. When I saw the commercials, I wrote this movie off immediately. It looked like a strictly-for-kids, stupid-but-cute, teeny-bopper funfest. Blech!

I was pleasantly surprised! I love going into a movie like this with low expectations and being proved wrong. I am a hardcore comics fan ("weenie" I believe the earlier reviewer said) and I still found a lot to like here.

The movie has a better take on what a superhero world would actually be like than many "serious" movies. It was almost like a kids version of the "Astro City" comic book.

The jokes really made Sky High for me! I wont spoil any for you but I will point out that the cast included Bruce Campbell, Kevin McDonnell, Dave Foley and Lynda Carter!

If you're a comics fan, go see it! If you've got kids and want to have a fun evening, go see it!

I am kinda hoping that this becomes Disney's next live-action series.


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