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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (2009)

Jupiter Jones refuses to attend the surprise party his friends throw against his expressed wished. However he loves investigating an intruder, who gets away but without the clue he came ... See full summary »

Director:

Florian Baxmeyer

Writers:

Philip LaZebnik (screenplay), Aaron Mendelsohn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chancellor Miller ... Jupiter Jones
Nick Price ... Pete Crenshaw
Cameron Monaghan ... Bob Andrews
James Faulkner ... Stephen Terrill / Victor Hugenay
Anette Kemp Anette Kemp ... Caroline (as Annette Kemp)
Jonathan Pienaar ... Sheriff Hanson
Ron Smerczak Ron Smerczak ... Worthington
Martin Le Maitre Martin Le Maitre ... Uncle Titus
Catherine Cooke Catherine Cooke ... Aunt Mathilda
Julia Bremermann Julia Bremermann ... Catherine
Axel Milberg ... Julius
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Storyline

Jupiter Jones refuses to attend the surprise party his friends throw against his expressed wished. However he loves investigating an intruder, who gets away but without the clue he came looking for. It leads to another Californian ghost town and its "castle's" secret, which links to orphan Jupiter's parents. Written by KGF Vissers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, peril and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Investigators in the Secret of Haunted Castle See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie itself has nothing to do with the books, except for the characters. There isn't any resemblance to the storyline from the first Three Investigators book and this. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie the Rolls Royce is seen driving on the right side of the road. At the end of the movie, as the boys return from their trip, the Rolls drives on the left side, which is wrong for California, but correct for South Africa, where the movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: You've got a white aura. That's the color for strength.
Pete Crenshaw: Does anybody really believe this stupid stuff?
Caroline: I *also* see a dark shadow over your aura... *Pete*.
Pete Crenshaw: Hey, how'd you know my name?
Caroline: It's the curse of Terror Castle. You'll have neverending bad luck here.
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Recommended for "age 10 to 13 and haven't read the book". Adults stay away.
2 September 2010 | by kindredparadoxSee all my reviews

Reading earlier reviews I deduce that "T3I and the Secret of Terror Castle" does not meet their expectation. We easily understood that because this movie is really targeted to adolescent and below. If I was that age I would probably truly enjoy the movie but only if I haven't read the book yet. Kids would easily enjoy this movie because it's cool enough, such as the castle.

I was afraid to watch this movie for the reason that it would tarnish my good memory of Three Investigators and it prove to be true. When I was reading the book I always feel fascinated, the location, the characters it seems just magical. Watching the movie, it seems that it is a different world from the one in the book.

As I said that it would entertain many kids which just watching it now and never had reading the book before, we adults that enticed to watch it in which we demand something else than those kids will be disappointed. We adults hope to see interesting and eccentric characters and dialogs, that cool accents from Jupiter Jones, more peculiar music soundtrack, and more magical-feel but normal-looking towns would not get what we want. We won't even entertained by the case which is the one most interesting thing why we want to read the next novel.

For young men don't miss this one for it is really rare this kind of movie around: Kids Detective that investigate peculiar case without an element of Action in which nowadays detective movie would always combined.


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