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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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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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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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 has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

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It's time to save the World See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The game Dojo Quest appears from the side to be placed into either a Quantum, Space Duel, Gravitar cabinet. This is interesting because during that time operators would typically take an old game and convert it into a newer game in an attempt to keep revenue being generated. 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). This was not a mistake, but a deliberate choice by the filmmakers, because CRT screens would be very difficult to film. See the Trivia section for more details. See more »

Quotes

Sam Brenner: For the record, I'm an amazing kisser. All us nerds are, cause we appreciate it more.
Violet: You didn't even brush your teeth this morning!
Sam Brenner: I ate a Tic Tac!
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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

Referenced in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail To The Chief
Written by James Sanderson
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Video game
28 July 2015 | by cesarsaburiSee all my reviews

I kind liked this movie even though reminded me another movie called Ghostbusters by the format they've recorded the "war" between actors and the "enemies". The story is about video game and people from different ages can watch it without any problems on understanding old models and new models of arcades. What is most interesting is the fact the we identify great elements such as love, action, hate, the good guy, the bad guy well sizzled thru the screenplay. One thing that we really need to celebrate during this movie is the Animation and Graphics. The Crew did a great job reconstruction video game actions, scenes and real-life conflicts with the actors. I really I recommend to watch it, I'm sure will have some fun.


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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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2.35 : 1
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