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Over the Hedge (2006)

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A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

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Len Blum (screenplay), Lorne Cameron (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... RJ (voice)
Garry Shandling ... Verne (voice)
Steve Carell ... Hammy (voice)
Wanda Sykes ... Stella (voice)
William Shatner ... Ozzie (voice)
Nick Nolte ... Vincent (voice)
Thomas Haden Church ... Dwayne (voice)
Allison Janney ... Gladys (voice)
Eugene Levy ... Lou (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Penny (voice)
Avril Lavigne ... Heather (voice)
Omid Djalili ... Tiger (voice)
Sami Kirkpatrick Sami Kirkpatrick ... Bucky (voice)
Shane Baumel ... Spike (voice)
Madison Davenport ... Quillo (voice)
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Storyline

RJ, a raccoon who needs food, accidentally takes food from a hungry bear named Vincent and he wants his food to be found in exactly the same place in a week. He finally finds that an animal family, with a tortoise named Verne as their leader, could help him restore the food from the suburbia, the gateway to the good life. But little does RJ know, there is a woman who has recently hired an exterminator to try to hunt them down.

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Plot Keywords:

food | human | raccoon | forest | bear | See All (106) »

Taglines:

Get over it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Is the 2nd Fully CGI Film to be Distributed by Paramount Pictures. The first one having been Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) released 5 years prior. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Hammie has collected a huge pile of nuts. Since it is only the very early beginning of spring, it is at least 3 to 4 months early to find any nuts at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[RJ is trying to get a snack from the snack machine and it breaks]
RJ: No! Come on!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on objects in the background as R.J. walks away from Vincent's cave. These are omitted in international releases. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' the Suburbs (Over the Hedge Version)
Written & Performed by Ben Folds
Ben Folds recordings used courtesy of Epic Records
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Great actors, great theme, great comedy, great movie.
3 May 2006 | by spattonSee all my reviews

I was able to see an advance showing of this movie with a mostly college-age audience and everyone was laughing throughout the movie. It was excellent. As my friend to the left said, sometimes the movie was over the top as well as over the hedge, but those times were some of the most hilarious. Action sequences early in the movie that had people roaring with laughter were topped by ones later on and small tidbits of comedy were spread throughout. Add to that the typical messages about family, friends, and doing-right and you have the formula for a great family comedy. The voice acting was solid; a really fine ensemble cast. I don't buy many animated movies, but I may have to pick this one up. Wheee!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Over the Hedge See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,457,003, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$155,019,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$339,795,890
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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