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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Larry Doyle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
Jenna Elfman ... Kate
Steve Martin ... Mr. Chairman
Timothy Dalton ... Damien Drake
Heather Locklear ... Dusty Tails
Joan Cusack ... Mother
Bill Goldberg ... Mr. Smith
Don Stanton ... Mr. Warner
Dan Stanton ... Mr. Warner's Brother
Dick Miller ... Security Guard
Roger Corman ... Hollywood Director
Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Bennell
Jeff Gordon ... Himself
Matthew Lillard ... Himself
Mary Woronov ... Acme VP, Bad Ideas
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot. Suddenly a sidekick without a hero, the duck decides to ally himself with DJ, whether he likes it or not. Consequently, Daffy is on the scene when DJ discovers that his famous movie star father was Damian Drake, known for playing suave international spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life--and has been kidnapped by the evil insane nerdy, prancing villain known as Mr. Chairman of the equally nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the mysterious magical and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything to get his hands on it! With ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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diamond | duck | spy | monkey | rabbit | See All (108) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,317,371, 16 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,991,364, 1 February 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,514,844
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mel Blanc's "sickly car" sound effect used for the Gremlin was originally the sound of Jack Benny's 1912 Maxwell automobile on his radio show. See more »

Goofs

While chasing through The Louvre Bugs, Daffy and Elmer jump into the painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" which is on exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Host of Civil Defense Film: Greetings, Damian Drake. If you are watching this, you are aware that the world indeed is in grave danger. The ACME Corporation is in hot pursuit of the Blue
Host of Civil Defense Film: [in animation simulation; offscreen] Monkey Diamond. A supernatural gem with the ability to turn people, into monkeys, and then back agian. It is the ACME chairman's goal to turn the population into monkey slaves, to manufacture shoddy ACME goods, and change them back to people to buy the stuff.
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There are no opening credits, other than the title of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Broadcast on ITV and ITV2, several scenes involving violence are removed, including Sam shooting the banana skin in the casino scene, and Bugs placing the popcorn inside the marked alien during the Area 52 fight scene. See more »

Connections

References Cracking Up (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Driver
Written by Adam Krier and Kaustubh Pandav
Performed by Lucky Boys Confusion
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Bloody good fun
21 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Daffy Duck finally has enough of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, he quits the Hollywood studio and teams up with Bobby Delmont (Brendan Fraser) an ex-stuntman; together they go on a mission to rescue Damian Drake (Timothy Dalton) a spy who has been captured by the evil chairman of the Acne corporation (Steve Martin)

With strong comic performances from Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin and Jenna Elfman, plus everyone's favourite Looney Tunes, this film is a good laugh for the whole family, and the blend between cartoon and real life is the best i have seen.

7/10


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