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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

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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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Taglines:

Play for the Planet See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Brenner (Adam Sandler) and Cooper(Kevin James) first meet Ludlow(Josh Gad), it is perceived that Ludlow is only a few years younger than Brenner and Cooper. In real life Gad is actually 15/16 years younger than Sandler and James. See more »

Goofs

When Ludlow is in his basement talking to Sam, he correctly mentions that a base was attacked by "Galaga", but points to a picture of the white protagonist ship from the original Galaga video game. The actual Galaga (called a Boss Galaga) is the main ship the aliens use, not the white Fighter Lud pointed to. That ship is called a Gyaraga or simply "Fighter". See more »

Quotes

Eddie Plant: At least Martha Stewart would have made me a panini or some shit like that.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," it says, "Game Over" at the film's conclusion. See more »

Connections

Features One Tree Hill (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Working For The Weekend
Written by Paul Dean, Matt Frenette (as Matthew Frenette), and Mike Reno
Performed by Loverboy
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Yes, it was ridiculous and stupid but I enjoyed it!
10 August 2015 | by tquitt-81652See all my reviews

Feeling the need to beef up the score on this movie. I enjoyed it! Yes, it was ridiculous and stupid but I enjoyed it. Paul Blart, The Mall Cop is President of the United States, and Happy Gilmore, the voice of Olaf the Snowman and the children's author that Will Ferrell calls "Elf" are going to attempt to save the world from alien invaders using 1980's video games. I was surprised that my ten and seven year old girls liked it too. However, they had many questions about the references to the '80's pop stars and icons and many of the arcade games meant nothing to them. If you spent any time in the arcades in the early eighties then I am pretty sure you will appreciate this movie!


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