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Shorts (2009)

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A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez (additional story concepts)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Bennett ... Toe Thompson
Jake Short ... Nose Noseworthy
Kat Dennings ... Stacey Thompson
Trevor Gagnon ... Loogie
Devon Gearhart ... Cole Black
Jolie Vanier ... Helvetica Black
Rebel Rodriguez ... Lug
Leo Howard ... Laser
Leslie Mann ... Mom Thompson
Jon Cryer ... Dad Thompson
William H. Macy ... Dr. Noseworthy
James Spader ... Mr. Black
Angela Lanza ... Teacher
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... John / Boyfriend
Cambell Westmoreland Cambell Westmoreland ... Blinker #1
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Storyline

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Not So TALL Tales From The Director Of 'Spy Kids'

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,410,339, 21 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,916,309, 13 December 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The class fish is a pop-eyed goldfish. See more »

Goofs

Blinker #1 blinks (at around 31 mins) while opening a cellophane bag over his cereal bowl. Blinker #2 blinks (at around 22 mins) in the background during the classroom scene where the aliens are circling the bottoms of the students' desks while the teacher is conducting an experiment with catalysts. See more »

Quotes

Cole Black: Hey metalmouth! Got another date with the trashcan.
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Crazy Credits

Asides from the Warner Bros. Pictures, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Media Rights Capital and Troublemaker Studios logos, there are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »


Soundtracks

Spy Ballet
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Courtesy of MRX Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

 
Through the Eyes of a Child
11 November 2009 | by devgibbsSee all my reviews

I saw this with my son (10) and his friend. I expected to fall asleep because of the poor reviews on IMDb, but to my happy surprise it awoke the inner child in me. The wishes were plausible for children and the FX were enjoyable. The two kids with me complained that they would have had better wishes than in the movie or about this and that, but they barely moved a muscle while it was playing, didn't ask for popcorn or snacks.

Overall, this is a great family film in the Disney vein of talking Herbie cars and other implausibilities that I loved as a child and am glad I saw with my child. Better than Spy Kids 2 or 3D, Shark Boy and Lava Girl.


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