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Pixels (2015)

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When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

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Chris Columbus

Writers:

Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

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Game on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China | Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pixels See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,866,996
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The games "Battle Zone", "Gravitar", "Star Wars", "Asteroids", "Tempest", and "Space Duel" are shown being played throughout from angles which don't allow the camera to show the game play. These titles are vector class games and require the use of a special monitor which actually draws a picture rather than rastering a picture like a traditional monitor or television does. See more »

Goofs

Arcade games in 1982 used CRT screens, while the ones shown in the beginning have LCD screens (no curvature, no scan lines, no phosphor persistence). See more »

Quotes

Ludlow Lamonsoff: Hi.Ludlow Lamonsoff. We'd actually met before but you will not remember because it was in the back of Brenner's van and I was watching through the window. *sniff* You smell so nice like the book of Genesis.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are done in the 8-bit game pixelated font and appear in various colors and on video games being played during the opening scenes. See more »

Connections

References Tetris (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail To The Chief
Written by James Sanderson
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User Reviews

 
Really disturbed by bad rating and reviews... It was great!
24 September 2015 | by heliusdesignSee all my reviews

I sort of knew when I read the first few reviews that this was going to be a good movie. My roommate and I decided to go see it and he was really not interested. Kept commenting that anything under 7.0 is pretty much a waste. After seeing Ant-Man (which is a 7+), I quickly told him to reconsider.

We loved it. The story was predictable but really not as much as I thought. The games and action was great. I'm really tired of seeing blood and gore in films. This is family friendly! Adam has his expected humor and while it's nothing to cry about, it's funny. Definitely don't feel like I wasted my time with this. 10 out of 10 to balance things out, but definitely an 8.


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