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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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After Homer pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.

Director:

David Silverman

Writers:

James L. Brooks (screenplay), Matt Groening (screenplay) | 13 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Barney / Grampa / Stage Manager / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Mayor's Aide / Multi-Eyed Squirrel / Panicky Man / Sideshow Mel / Mr. Teeny / EPA Official / Kissing Cop / Bear / Boy on Phone / NSA Worker / Officer / Santa's Little Helper / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz / Todd Flanders / TV Daughter / Woman on Phone (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink / Comic Book Guy / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Carl / Cletus / Bumblebee Man / Male EPA Worker / Dome Depot Announcer / Kissing Cop / Carnival Barker / Counter Man / Apu / Drederick Tatum / Sea Captain / EPA Passenger / Robot / Dr. Nick Riviera / Wise Guy (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Mr. Burns / Rev. Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Skull / President Arnold Schwarzenegger / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Smithers / Toll Booth Man / Guard / Otto / Kang (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Jimbo (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Booberella / Sweet Old Lady / Colin / Agnes Skinner / Nelson's Mother / Pig / Crazy Cat Lady / Female EPA Worker / G.P.S. Woman / Cookie Kwan / Lindsey Naegle / TV Son / Medicine Woman / Girl on Phone (voice)
Albert Brooks ... Russ Cargill (voice) (as A. Brooks)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Man / EPA Driver (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Mrs. Krabappel (voice) (scenes deleted)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Phil Rosenthal ... TV Dad (voice) (as Philip Rosenthal)
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Green Day (voice)
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Storyline

Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger, president of the USA, 5 options and forces him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield? Written by movieguy3

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For years, lines have been drawn...and then colored in yellow. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

James Newton Howard was considered to score the film. See more »

Goofs

When Homer squirts the super glue on his hand, he throws the glue container on the floor behind him. When he starts to climb up the wall, the glue's container has vanished from the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scratchy: [having just landed on the Moon] We come in peace for cats and mice everywhere.
[Itchy impales and beats Scratchy with flag pole]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, there is a clip of Tom Hanks saying "if you see me in person, please leave me be". See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Japanese release, due to Article 175 of the Japanese Penal Code that prohibits display of genitals, Bart's genitals are blurred. See more »


Soundtracks

American Idiot
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool (as Frank Edwin Wright III) and Mike Dirnt (as Michael Pritchard)
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User Reviews

 
I laughed... but I should've laughed harder and more frequently.
26 January 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

In this big-screen adventure featuring the lovable folk of Springfield, trouble brews for the Simpson family after Homer irresponsibly pollutes the local water supply with tons of pig manure. As a result of this thoughtless action, the town is encased in a huge dome by the Environment Protection Agency and, after angry Springfield citizens form a lynch mob, Homer and his family are forced to become fugitives.

How much you enjoy The Simpsons Movie will depend entirely on your opinion of the current Simpsons TV show: if you have loved the past few seasons, then you'll have a great time—the movie is as funny, if not slightly better, than your average episode of recent years. Those of us, however, who recognise that the show has long since passed its prime will feel underwhelmed: the movie is often amusing, but very rarely hilarious.

And that's just not good enough! When a series as successful as The Simpsons takes 20 years to make the leap from the small screen to the big screen, it had better be damn good—nay, it had better be exceptional!! Instead, this rather uninspired product just doesn't make the wait worthwhile.

5 out of 10, bumped up to 6 out of a misguided sense of loyalty to a show that has given me so much fun in the past.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,036,787, 29 July 2007

Gross USA:

$183,135,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$536,414,270
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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