When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

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Cinco Paul (screenplay by), Ken Daurio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru (voice)
Jason Segel ... Vector (voice)
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Gru's Mom (voice)
Will Arnett ... Mr. Perkins (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Miss Hattie (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Tim the Minion / Bob the Minion / Mark the Minion / Phil the Minion / Stuart the Minion (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Dave the Minion (voice)
Jemaine Clement ... Jerry the Minion (voice)
Jack McBrayer ... Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad (voice)
Danny McBride ... Fred McDade (voice)
Mindy Kaling ... Tourist Mom (voice)
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Storyline

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this house is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher). Written by Universal Pictures

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

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Trivia

The girls undercharge Vector (Jason Segel) when they deliver his cookies. Based on the clipboard Margo (Miranda Cosgrove) is holding when they pay him the initial visit, the prices of each of the box of cookies is thus: Coconutties - six dollars, Choco Swirlies - six dollars, Minty Mints - six dollars. Vector ordered four Minty Mints, fifteen Coconutties, two Toffee Totes, and two Caramel Clumps. The Minty Mints and Coconutties alone would cost one hundred fourteen dollars, plus the cost of the Toffee Totes and Caramel Clumps, means that the girls charge of only fifty-two dollars was way below what it should have been. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, the moon resumed its full size, stranding Vector. Vector did not have a space helmet on until he'd already landed on the moon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tourist: Excuse me, sir, is there a commode?
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Crazy Credits

During the Illumination opening title, a Minion walks on screen and says hi to the audience, until the Illumination logo brightens up and stuns his eye. He then faints forward and proceeds to crawl off screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the movie aired on Freeform, a large portion of the spaceship carnival game was cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rubber (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way It Is (Vector's Theme)
Written by Pharrell Williams and D.A. Wallach
Performed by D.A. Wallach
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
Courtesy of Star Trak Entertainment / Interscope Records
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great movie for the whole family to enjoy
21 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I love this movie! It was so adorable, so charming & the writing was absolutely terrific! I love the animation & the characters (including the minions) were all fantastic! A MUST WATCH!


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USA | France | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despicable Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,397,125, 11 July 2010

Gross USA:

$251,513,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,113,985
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (ABC Family print) (TV)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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