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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tintin (voice)
... Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock (voice)
... Sakharine / Red Rackham (voice)
... Thomson (voice)
... Thompson (voice)
... Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
... Ben Salaad (voice)
... Silk (voice)
... Barnaby (voice)
... Nestor / Mr. Crabtree (voice)
... Tom / Pirate Flunky #2 (voice)
... Lieutenant Delcourt (voice)
Sonje Fortag ... Mrs. Finch (voice)
... Pilot (voice)
... Co-Pilot / French Medic (voice)
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Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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This year, discover how far adventure will take you.


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Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  »

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Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,705,000, 23 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,591,831

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,993,951
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Steven Spielberg's first film he has directed for Columbia Pictures since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), as well as for Sony Pictures Entertainment since Hook (1991). See more »

Goofs

Omar Ben Salaad's tanks are also not of the 1930's variety. The tanks feature large single turrets with a large caliber main gun. These types of tanks did not become prevalent until the early 1940s and would not have been available to a North African colonial nation. The modern looking side skirt and left facing white chevron are insignia that are used in the later half of the 20th century well after the early 1930's setting of the film. See more »

Quotes

Nestor: Good evening, sir. I trust you had a pleasant voyage.
Ivanovich Sakharine: Do I pay you to talk?
Nestor: You don't pay me at all.
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Crazy Credits

At one point in the opening credits, a running Tintin and Snowy are highlighted against a searchlight. This is a homage to the opening credits of The Adventures of Tintin (1991). See more »

Connections

Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Rosina's Cavatina
From the opera The Barber of Seville
Written by Gioachino Rossini
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Brilliant film, even better in 3D...
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

As you may know Tin Tin is a very old character and there has been books and TV programs made about his great adventures by his inventor Hergé. This new film has been voted the best animated film and once you've seen this film you'll know why. The film is well paced out and there's never a dull moment in this film. The 3D in this film is spectacular and it's well worth seeing this film in 3D if you can. The film is around 1 hour 47 minutes long and in this time Steven Spielberg manages to squash in a good few adventures into one in this film. This makes it much more exciting and you really get to know how Tin Tin and Captain Haddock were in the old days. As a projectionist, I've seen this film about 6 times now and I still don't get bored watching it. Absolutely brilliant film, I really recommend going to see this film as soon as you can. Hope the review helps your thoughts on the film. Thanks for reading, I'll be making more reviews on the films that I see at my cinema so you can get the latest thoughts from me on the films. Thanks again BPH projectionist


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