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Escape from Planet Earth (2012)

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Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director:

Cal Brunker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Scorch Supernova (voice)
Rob Corddry ... Gary Supernova (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... Mr. James Bing (voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Kip Supernova (voice)
Jessica Alba ... Lena Thackleman (voice)
Sofía Vergara ... Gabby Babblebrock (voice)
Paul Scheer ... Cameraman (voice)
Jason Simpson ... Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice) (as Jayson Simpson)
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Kira Supernova (voice)
Doug Abrahams ... Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
Jason Benson Jason Benson ... Hazmat (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Hazmat (voice)
Brian Dobson ... Hazmat (voice)
Brad Dryborough ... Hazmat (voice)
Gabe Khouth ... Hazmat (voice)
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Storyline

The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. Written by Websurfer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Earth's greatest secrets are about to break out!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The logo painted on the trucks that take Gary to the secret military compund says "51 Flavors." This is not only a nod to "Area 51" (the worst kept secret military base in the middle of the Nevada desert), but it is also a nod to Baskin-Robbins who boasts they have "31 Flavors." See more »

Goofs

When Scorch arrives at the 7-Eleven, the flying camera remote is nowhere around, even though it's still broadcasting video footage from right behind him. See more »

Quotes

3D Movie Girl: Ugh!
[takes 3D glasses off in exasperation]
3D Movie Girl: I thought this was supposed to be in 3D!
3D Movie Guy: Shh! It IS in 3D!
3D Movie Guy: [ducks down as Gary breaks past the movie screen]
3D Movie Girl: Okay, that's better!
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Connections

References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

George Valentin
Written by Ludovic Bource
Performed by Brussels Philharmonic (as Brussels Philharmonic - The Orchestra of Flanders)
(c) Reine Multimedia Publishing and WC Film Music
(c) 2011 La Petite Reine
Courtesy of La Petite Reine & Reine Multimedia Publishing
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Average, but entertaining
18 February 2013 | by bclaver1See all my reviews

I took my 9yo and 7yo to see it while a friend of mine with a 5yo did not want to expose her child to a PG movie. Honestly, Tom & Jerry, Road Runner, and Popeye cartoons are 10x more violent than this. It easily could have been G rated. The violence was very mild. The movie was pretty good with some funny parts but many references will go over most kids heads while parents will laugh (do any children under 10yo know what "Area 51" refers to??) I would recommend saving yourself money by staying away from the 3D version of this movie. The first comment from my 7yo after the movie was, "there wasn't much 3D" and she was absolutely right. There were some, but by the middle of the movie, you don't notice it. Movie has a pretty good story line. Not a great movie, but not bad either. Good movie to see on a rainy weekend or day off of school.


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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape from Planet Earth See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,891,055, 17 February 2013

Gross USA:

$57,012,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,939,189
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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