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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

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After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

Director:

Jeff Fowler

Writers:

Patrick Casey (as Pat Casey), Josh Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schwartz ... Sonic (voice)
James Marsden ... Tom
Jim Carrey ... Dr. Robotnik
Tika Sumpter ... Maddie
Natasha Rothwell ... Rachel
Adam Pally ... Wade
Lee Majdoub ... Agent Stone
Neal McDonough ... Major Bennington
Tom Butler ... Vice Chairman Walters
Frank C. Turner ... Crazy Carl
Melody Nosipho Niemann ... Jojo (as Melody Niemann)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Roadhouse Waitress
Brad Kelly ... Roadhouse Thug
Elfina Luk ... Secretary of Homeland Security
Garry Chalk ... Navy Chief of Staff

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Storyline

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dr. Robotnik's final gadget, his own personal hovercraft, is a good example of such a reinterpretation, as there's one particular Robonik vehicle that this fearful flyer is reminiscent of the game Sonic Adventure that the Egg Hornet looks to be the jumping off point the film's designers started out with. Only, the design is slimmer and more functional in the cinematic version, just like Jim Carrey's portrayal of Dr. Robotnik himself. See more »

Goofs

In the end credit music listings for Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," Freddie Mercury's first name is misspelled as "Freddy." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Dr Robotnik chases Sonic through San Francisco]
Sonic the Hedgehog: So, I know what you're thinking: Why is that incredibly handsome hedgehog being chased by a madman with a mustache from the Civil War? Well, to be honest, it feels like I've been running my whole life. Is this too much? Am I going too fast? It's kinda what I do. You know what? Let's back up!
[goes to Sonic's childhood]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene that appears with the closing title: Dr Robotnik, stranded on the Mushroom Planet, now completely unhinged and sporting his iconic bald head and mustache, begins scheming his return. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: This Ain't It, Chief (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch Me I'm Falling
Written by Kelly Finnigan, Joe Ramey & Maxwell Ramey
Performed by Kelly Finnigan
Courtesy of Colemine Records
By arrangement with Numero Group
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User Reviews

 
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14 February 2020 | by omarfigueroafilmsSee all my reviews

Sonic definitely exceeded all my expectations. The film has excellent music, cinematography and acting, with an incredible battle between Dr. Eggman and Sonic. Jim Carrey is the king of comedy, he really made Dr. Eggman scary and dangerous. Don't listen to critics, it's great!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,018,348, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$146,066,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,766,470
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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