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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 14 April 2006 (USA)
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Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.

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David Zucker

Writers:

Craig Mazin (screenplay), Jim Abrahams (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Faris ... Cindy
Regina Hall ... Brenda
Craig Bierko ... Tom
Bill Pullman ... Henry Hale
Anthony Anderson ... Mahalik
Leslie Nielsen ... President Baxter Harris
Molly Shannon ... Marilyn
Michael Madsen ... Oliver
Chris Elliott ... Ezekiel
Carmen Electra ... Holly
Shaquille O'Neal ... Shaq
Phil McGraw ... Dr. Phil (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Norris
Conchita Campbell ... Rachel
Beau Mirchoff ... Robbie
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Storyline

The unemployed Cindy Campbell is hired to work in a cursed house as caretaker of an old lady and meets the ghost of a boy. Meanwhile, the teenager son Robbie and the young daughter Rachel of his next door neighbor and crane operator Tom Ryan are spending the weekend with their loser father. Cindy and Tom meet and fall in love for each other, but when Giant Tripods invade Earth, Tom escapes with Robbie and Rachel; Cindy travels to a village, trying to find the answer to a riddle to save the world; and the president of USA organizes the defense of the planet in UN under his intelligence and leadership. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The inability of Shaquille O'Neal to make a free throw in order to save himself and Dr. Phil McGraw is somewhat of an inside joke. Although considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he is often criticized for his poor free throw shooting. See more »

Goofs

After taking a huge, messy dump, Holly doesn't wipe her butt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shaquille O'Neal: [screaming] Help! Help! Am I dead?
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw: You're not dead. You've been taken against your will.
Shaquille O'Neal: Kobe?
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Crazy Credits

Nameless characters are credited as quotes, such as "I'll Pay You", "His Brother, The Sheriff", and "Were You Naked?" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version released on home video is ~6 minutes longer (14 extended scenes, 5 additional scenes, 7 alternate scenes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Superhero Movie (2010) See more »

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Lost in the Shuffle
Written & Performed by Jon Paris
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About what I expected.
20 April 2006 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

It was rather funny, as to be expected the jokes were hit and miss with there being more hits than misses for me. I thought once again it could have been funnier and there were some unnecessary jokes, but all in all it was a rather funny flick. This one actually plays like a sequel as characters from the previous flick are explained why they aren't here rather than just being ignored all together. For this one the required viewing or basic knowledge of a movie that you need for this one is mainly "Saw", "The Grudge", "The Village", "Million Dollar Baby", and for me the best one "War of the Worlds" (a movie that needed some fun poked at it). There is also something in there making a bit of fun of a movie pretty much you don't need to have seen are know all that much about...you will get it as long as you watch a bit of television. The "War of the Worlds" to me seems to be the main film parodied, however the other films get their fair share of the jokes as well. The opening is rather funny with Shaq and Dr. Phil doing a "Saw" recreation and there are other celebrities who make short visits as well however it is still the same group who forms the core of the cast. Worth a look see, however, if you did not care for "Scary Movie 3" I would say you probably won't like this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,222,875, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$90,710,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,262,620
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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