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Thunderbirds (2004) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
UK

Ratings / Votes
4.0/ 10 (7870 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG for intense action sequences and language

Production Company
Studio Canal [fr] - (presents)
Tracy Films [gb] - (uncredited)
Working Title Films [gb] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(Netherlands) - 14 July 2004
(Ireland) - 23 July 2004
(UK) - 23 July 2004
(USA) - 24 July 2004
(Israel) - 29 July 2004

Running Time
95

Tagline
Coming to the rescue Climb into the drivers seat of the most advanced rescue vehicles on the planet Prepare for the new generation. The greatest rescue organisation in the world has a major problem. On July 30th adventure takes off

Keywords
academy, air-duct, aircraft, animated-opening-credits, anti-hero, arrest, astronaut, bank, bank-robbery, bank-vault, based-on-tv-series, bathtub, beach, betrayal, big-ben-london, booby-trap, box-office-flop, brother-brother-relationship, butler, catfight, chase, chauffeur, child-in-peril, cockney-accent, computer-animation,

Technical Support
CAM:Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Spherical
PFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:1.85 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Barringer, Alex (III) as [Excited Kid] <5>
  2. Colenso, Dominic as [Virgil Tracy] <12>
  3. Cook, Ron (I) as [Parker] <15>
  4. Corbet, Brady as [Alan Tracy] <1>
  5. Edwards, Anthony (I) as [Brains] <19>
  6. Fulton, Soren as [Fermat] <3>
  7. Goritsas, Demetri as [News Anchor] <6>
  8. Herbert, Kyle as [Know It All Kid] <11>
  9. Hirsch, Lou (I) as [Headmaster] <4>
  10. Howson, Stewart as [Engineer] <25>
  11. Kingsley, Ben as [The Hood] <18>
  12. Nelmes, Mark as [Ice Cream Man] <26>
  13. Oparei, Deobia as [Mullion] <9>
  14. Patel, Bhasker as [Kyrano] <21>
  15. Paxton, Bill as [Jeff Tracy] <10>
  16. Shrapnel, Lex as [John Tracy] <23>
  17. Smart, Andy (I) as [Henchman & Oil Rig Worker] <28>
  18. Spencer, Julian (I) as [Henchman] <27>
  19. Torgersen, Ben as [Gordon Tracy] <13>
  20. Winchester, Philip as [Scott Tracy] <8>
  21. Zadrozny, Johannes as [Panhead] <16>
  22. Francis, Genie as [Lisa Lowe] <7>
  23. Hudgens, Vanessa as [Tintin] <22>
  24. Keegan, Rose as [Transom] <24>
  25. Myles, Sophia as [Lady Penelope] <14>
  26. Virdi, Harvey (I) as [Onaha] <20>
  27. Walker, Nicola (I) as [Panhead's Mother] <17>
  28. Weston, Debora as [Teacher] <2>

Genres

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Family
  5. Sci-Fi

Full Plot

The year is 2010. Teenager Alan Tracy, sent off to a distant boarding school, is the youngest of the sons of Jeff Tracy, a retired American astronaut. Jeff, a widower, has formed International Rescue, and raised his sons to act as a secret, volunteer organization which uses highly advanced technology to save lives worldwide. Jeff and his older sons John, Virgil, Scott, and Gordon, who like Alan were named after the Mercury Seven astronauts are joined in this effort by Lady Penelope and her butler/chauffeur Parker. Their futuristic hardware is largely developed by a genius scientist known as Brains, who lives at the International Rescue base on Tracy Island, somewhere in the Pacific. Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} Having narrowly averted a major disaster on an oil rig, the Thunderbirds have just returned home to their secret base when TB5, their space based station, is critically damaged in a suspected meteor strike. Unbeknown to them, the attack on TB5 is a deliberate ploy by international master criminal Aristotle Spode to get them off the island. He takes over the island and forces Brains into submission, using the power of his mind. But Spode has overlooked one key factor: Alan, Fermat and Tin Tin are still on the island. Brian Sloan Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 438 (Estonia) BT: USD 57,000,000 CP: WT Venture, LLC GR: USD 6,768,055 (USA) (22 August 2004) GR: USD 6,555,895 (USA) (15 August 2004) GR: USD 5,639,460 (USA) (8 August 2004) GR: USD 2,766,810 (USA) (1 August 2004) GR: GBP 5,158,303 (UK) (29 August 2004) GR: GBP 4,832,966 (UK) (22 August 2004) GR: GBP 4,416,618 (UK) (15 August 2004) GR: GBP 3,765,219 (UK) (8 August 2004) GR: GBP 2,866,922 (UK) (1 August 2004) GR: GBP 1,350,974 (UK) (25 July 2004) GR: EUR 189,871 (Netherlands) (22 August 2004) OW: USD 2,766,810 (USA) (1 August 2004) (2,057 screens) OW: GBP 1,350,974 (UK) (25 July 2004) (436 screens) OW: EUR 107,461 (Spain) (15 August 2004) (199 screens) WG: USD 67,185 (USA) (22 August 2004) (168 screens) WG: USD 224,755 (USA) (15 August 2004) (569 screens) WG: USD 1,257,785 (USA) (8 August 2004) (2,062 screens) WG: USD 2,766,810 (USA) (1 August 2004) (2,057 screens) WG: GBP 117,017 (UK) (29 August 2004) (185 screens) WG: GBP 151,643 (UK) (22 August 2004) (246 screens) WG: GBP 216,591 (UK) (15 August 2004) (299 screens) WG: GBP 291,044 (UK) (8 August 2004) (371 screens) WG: GBP 543,810 (UK) (1 August 2004) (444 screens) WG: GBP 1,350,974 (UK) (25 July 2004) (436 screens) WG: EUR 30,033 (Netherlands) (22 August 2004) (67 screens)

Movie Certificate

U (Malaysia)
L (Iceland)
K-11 (Finland)(original rating)
K-7 (Finland)(re-rating)
All (South Korea)
Atp (Argentina)
PG (Australia)
6 (Germany)
T (Italy)
MG6 (Netherlands)
G (Philippines)
PG (Singapore)
PG (UK)
PG (USA)

Cinematographers

  1. Galvin, Brendan

Dress Designers

  1. Allen, Marit

Distributors

Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (DVD)
Mainostelevisio (MTV3) [fi] - (2008) (Finland) (TV)
Paradise Group [ru] - (2004) (Russia) (theatrical)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2006) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL7)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (all media)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2004) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [de] - (2004) (Germany) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [es] - (2004) (Spain) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (2004) (UK) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [jp] - (2004) (Japan) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2004) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Home Entertainment [gb] - (2004) (UK) (DVD)
Universal Home Entertainment [it] - (2004) (Italy) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD) (VHS)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (2004) (Finland) (DVD) (VHS)
Universal Pictures [us] - (2004) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Walsh, Martin (I)

Misc

  1. Ayton, Karl (locations department assistant)
  2. Bailey, Daren (marine coordinator)
  3. Bailey, Kate (I) (assistant coordinator)
  4. Ball, Philip (I) (stand-in)
  5. Biles, Jason (personal trainer: Ben Kingsley)
  6. Chaytor, Paige (product placement coordinator)
  7. Clark, Sarah (I) (unit publicist)
  8. Creed, Ian (diving coordinator)
  9. Creed, Ian (marine coordinator)
  10. Densiti, Desiree (stand-in)
  11. Donovan, Farnaz (assistant accountant)
  12. Dorigan, Chloe (assistant: Tim Bevan)
  13. Duncan, Clay (synthesizer programmer)
  14. Dölker, Stephanie (production coordinator: second unit)
  15. Feuer, Sam (adr voice)
  16. Fitch, Joyia (stand in: Sophia Myles) (uncredited)
  17. Fletcher, Steve (III) (on-set tutor)
  18. Gautier, Mélanie (I) (location manager)
  19. Harlow, Katie (script supervisor second unit)
  20. Hennigan, Andy (financial controller)
  21. Hopkins, Chris (III) (audio/video systems engineer) (uncredited)
  22. Hornsby, Paul (II) (stand-in)
  23. Horton, Sammy (assistant accountant)
  24. Houghton, Andrew (I) (double: "Brains")
  25. James, Aliza (assistant: Eric Fellner)
  26. Jenkins, Kevin (II) (location assistant)
  27. John, Matthew (II) (production assistant)
  28. Kersey, Oliver (floor runner)
  29. Lacey, Joe (I) (stand-in)
  30. Lee, Matthew (I) (floor runner: second unit)
  31. Lefton, Sue (movement director)
  32. Lovatt, Natalie (script continuity assistant)
  33. Lyons, Siobhan (I) (production coordinator)
  34. Mackintosh, Sylvia (assistant accountant)
  35. Maitland-Jones, Rhys (sync rushes)
  36. Malhotra, Frankie (production assistant)
  37. Mansfield, Sharon (script supervisor: second unit)
  38. Margolis, Zoe (additional floor runner) (uncredited)
  39. McKenzie, Gavin (computer and video playback technician: Useful Companies)
  40. Meslin, Christophe (head of systems)
  41. Morgan, Victoria (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  42. Morris, Juliet (III) (production runner)
  43. Newman, Clarissa (assistant: Mark Huffam)
  44. Nicol, Ruth (nurse: second unit)
  45. Norman, Chris (III) (assistant accountant)
  46. Oliver, Nick (I) (location scout)
  47. Owen, Rhys (I) (digital playback technician)
  48. Parker Bowles, Luke (development coordinator)
  49. Phegan, Tanya (assistant: Jonathan Frakes)
  50. Pile, Finlay (location assistant)
  51. Pill, Emma (location manager)
  52. Ruffatti, Marco (production assistant)
  53. Smithers, Gemma (assistant accountant)
  54. Sousa, Sally Jo (animal trainer: butterflies)
  55. Spanna, Adrian (computer and video project manager)
  56. Spanna, Mario (computer playback technician)
  57. Staines, Simon (creative supervisor: Useful Companies)
  58. Valentine, Sara-Jane (computer and video coordinator: Useful Companies)
  59. Wharton, Angela (script supervisor)
  60. Wilson Dickson, Julia (dialect coach) (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
  61. Zealey, David (production runner: second unit)

Quotes

The Hood: [controlling Brains telepathically] Like a puppet on a string! The Hood: Who will rescue the rescuers? [last lines] Jeff Tracy: Thunderbirds are go! Virgil Tracy: Haven't you got homework to do or something Alan Tracy: Keep backing up... I've got a plan. Alan Tracy: [Alan pulls out a rock catapult, aims it at The Hood and misses] Tintin: That's your plan? The Hood: It's not me you're angry at, Alan. Alan Tracy: It's not you I'm aiming at. Alan Tracy: [He shoots again hitting the console behind the Hood. The floor beneath Alan, TinTin and Fermat collapses] Alan Tracy, Tintin, Fermat: Ahhhhhh The Hood: Get Them! Lady Penelope: And they should do something about that hideous hammock. Alan Tracy: So, do you still think that science can explain everything? Fermat: Not girls. Tintin: [after Fermat and Alan discovers Tintin watching them halfnaked] You are worse than two girls! Fermat: Just because I s.s.stutter, doesn't mean that I'm wrong. If we're a team, we should make decisions as a team! Fermat: [Alan wants to use the Thunderizer to escape] But Alan, this equipment is only to be used in case of an emergency! [Tintin and Alan look at him] Fermat: I guess this qualifies! Tintin: [unhappy] Alan's back... Tintin: [faking a smile] Oo Alan's back... [changing the subject] hey dad! Alan Tracy: AAAAHHHHHH! Tintin: gee Alan... I never figured you for a crybaby Alan Tracy: I'm gonna kill you Fermat: What did he say? Tintin: I think it some sort of apology... Lady Penelope: Isn't life fun sometimes? Parker: Rib ticklin', M'Lady. Lady Penelope: Oh, and England won the footbal last night Parker: YES! EN-GER-LAND! Alan Tracy: Hey, Dad. That stuff the Hood said, about you leaving him to die. He was lying, right? Jeff Tracy: No. See, you can't save everyone, Alan. It doesn't matter how hard you try or how brave you are. It doesn't even matter if it's someone you love, someone you'd give your life in a second to save. You just can't save everyone. Alan Tracy: What was Mom like? Jeff Tracy: She was a lot like you. Lady Penelope: [arriving at Tracy Island after they send the emergency signal] This doesn't look good, Parker. Parker: No, Milady. Lady Penelope: [points with her pink umbrella to a potted plant on a nearby table] That Bougainvillea is absolutely parched! [points behind her to an old wooden hammock] And someone should do something about that *hideous* hammock! Parker: [after taking Lady Penelope's unbrella] Yes, milady. Lady Penelope: [after Transom hits her fingernails with a broom] Ow! [slightly annoyed] Do you know how much a manicure costs these days? Fermat: [to Alan] We make quite a team. It's hard for me to t-t-talk. It's hard for you to l-l-listen. Brains: Fu-fu-nno way. [first lines] News Anchor: From a secret island in the South Pacific, the courageous Tracy family run an organization called International Rescue. When disaster strikes anywhere in the world, they are always first on the scene. They go by the name they gave they're incredible machines. The Thunderbirds. 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Thunderbirds are GO!

Other Titles

  1. The Thunderbirds (2004) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  2. Thunderbirds (2004) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  3. Thunderbirds - Les sentinelles de l'air (2004) (ENG)
    (France)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Cliveden House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (Lady Penelope's Mansion)
  2. Cornwall, England, UK
  3. Datchet, Berkshire, England, UK - (San Francisco City Hospital building is really the Offices of Computer Associates Plc)
  4. London, England, UK
  5. Seychelles
  6. University College London, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK - (Bank of London exteriors)
  7. Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, UK - (Wharton Academy)

Trivia

- As the young Thunderbirds prepare to launch towards The Bank of London with Lady Penelope, an insert shot shows a hand grabbing a lever. This hand is held up by strings, a quick reference to the style of animation used in the Thunderbirds television series. Also, this is in a complete reversal to the series, as all shots in the TV show were of marionettes, except when there was an extreme closeup of a hand or foot, at which point was replaced with a person's hand or foot doing the required action (pulling a switch, stepping on the gas pedal of a car, etc.)

- To promote the film, British distributors UIP took over Trafalgar Square with a 3/4-scale model of Thunderbird 3.

- The five brothers were originally named after five of the "Mercury Seven" - 'John Glenn (III)' (qv), 'Scott Carpenter (I)' (qv), 'Alan Shepard' (qv), Virgil 'Gus Grissom' (qv), and 'Gordon Cooper (I)' (qv).

- The Hood's two main assistants are named with architectural terms for vertical (Mullion) and horizontal (Transom) pieces used in the construction of doors or windows.

- The Hover Bike used by Alan to tow Tin-Tin and Fermat is modeled on the same equipment used by the Tracy brothers in episodes such

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