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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The trio of aliens (who landed on Shanker's dad), the music near the end of the movie, Scouse accent's (from Liverpool), harmonic sneezing, and final comment "Let's not ever break up guys!" is a tribute to the Beatles. See more »

Goofs

Halley's Comet is shown with a long tail. Comets only have tails when they are close to the sun, not "50 years away" as told by General Shanker. See more »

Quotes

Gary Supernova: Nothing says 'peace' like a giant gun, huh?
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Connections

References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

What Matters Most
Written by Aaron Zigman and Steve Diamond
Performed by Delta Rae
Delta Rae appears courtesy of Sire Records
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
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A refreshingly simple family flick.
16 April 2013 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

Along with bird flick Adventures of Zambezia, this animated alien escapade has been stuck in the large shadow cast by Dreamworks' The Croods this school holiday period. Which, frankly, is completely expected, yet also a bit of a shame. Escape never soars to great heights, in fact it's happy to just coast along in second gear for the most part, but there's a simplicity and lack of self-knowingness to it which is uncommon for family outings these days, making it somewhat refreshing. There are very few pop culture winks and nods, and even less gags for adults, with the focus predominantly on crafting a fun, and funny, film for the kiddies. The animation is noticeably cut-price, the story is unoriginal and the voice cast is a who's who of of C-grade talent - Brendan Fraser as the dimwitted hero, Rob Corrdry as his brainy brother, William Shatner as the nefarious human villain, plus Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Zahn, Jane Lynch and Craig Robinson to boot - however the tempo is quick, the jokes are frequent and the action sequences are full of gusto; everything a little critter wants from a trip to the cinema.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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