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Thunderpants (2002)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2002 (UK)
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An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.

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Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Peter Hewitt (story) (as Pete Hewitt), Phil Hughes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Callow ... Sir John Osgood
Stephen Fry ... Sir Anthony Silk
Celia Imrie ... Miss Rapier
Paul Giamatti ... Johnson J. Johnson
Ned Beatty ... Gen. Ed Sheppard
Bruce Cook Bruce Cook ... Patrick Smash
Rupert Grint ... Alan A. Allen
Bronagh Gallagher ... Mrs. Smash
Victor McGuire ... Mr. Smash
Adam Godley ... Placido P. Placeedo
Leslie Phillips ... Judge
Robert Hardy ... Doctor
John Higgins John Higgins ... Paediatrician
Lillie Crossley Lillie Crossley ... Denise, age 5
Sam Davies Sam Davies ... Patrick, age 3
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Storyline

Patrick Smash (11) was born with two stomachs, and hence the uncontrollable 'talent' to produce ungodly farts. This soon drives his own dad away and makes his social life hell. His only friend is classmate Alan A. Allen, a prodigy genius, who has no sense of smell. Even Alan's invention Thunderpants, which renders Patrick's farts harmless, can't make his space travel dream realistic. However after the invention of an adaptation which turns it into flying fuel, Alan is recruited by the US space center. Patrick becomes word class tenor Sir John Osgood's secret high C farter. Their reunion is even more incredible. Written by KGF Vissers

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Saving the world... one blast at a time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for ongoing crude humor, language, some violence and bullying | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2002 (UK) See more »

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Plein gaz See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,042,497
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Dolby Digital

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The film stars two Oscar nominees; Paul Giamatti and Ned Beatty. See more »

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Gen. Ed Sheppard: Who gave you ladies permission to blubber?
Gen. Ed Sheppard: Now let's blow ass!
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Flatulence Turned Bad In The End
20 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I'm sorry not to read one other person - particularly a parent - complain about the last 20-30 minutes of this film. It went from a fairly inane-but-likable kids movie to a unbelievably stupid and profane film that I wouldn't show to any little kid. As soon as the "action" switched to the space command headquarters the language went with a number of Lord's name in vain instances include a loudly pronounced "GD" by the nerdy kid played by Rupert Gint. What kind of sleazy writers would put this stuff in? I thought Hollywood had no sense of decency but apparently Great Britain is just as bad, if not worse. American actor Ned Beatty led this verbal assault, which is no surprise, but all the religious cheap shots with his character was another typical thing we've seen in films for almost a half-century. When they start cropping up in "kids films," however, that's pretty low. The hero of this film - the kid with huge farting problem - says "ass" about a dozen times, too.

I say all the above because I had watched a half of an hour of this when a friend called. I told him about the film and he asked if it was safe for his grandchildren to see and hear. At that point, I hadn't heard anything offensive. Well, I'll call him back and inform him.

It's too bad it was a funny film, a takeoff on a couple of past films like "The Right Stuff," and was so corny, so stupid that it was funny. And, what true male doesn't laugh at the sound of a good fart? So, males and kids would laugh at this movie just for the audio highlights! But to see this film disintegrate the last half hour with all the PG material - none of which were necessary - was sad.


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