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Sky High (2005)

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Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

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Mike Mitchell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell ... Steve / The Commander
Kelly Preston ... Josie / Jetstream
Danielle Panabaker ... Layla
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... News Anchor (as Chris Wynne)
Kevin Heffernan ... Ron Wilson Bus Driver
Dee Jay Daniels ... Ethan (as Dee-Jay Daniels)
Kelly Vitz ... Magenta
Loren Berman Loren Berman ... Little Larry
Nicholas Braun ... Zach
Malika Haqq ... Penny (as Malika)
Khadijah Haqq ... Penny
Jake Sandvig ... Lash
Will Harris ... Speed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Gwen / Royal Pain
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Storyline

It all begins when young Will Stronghold, the son of the two famous superheroes: Steve and Josie, A.K.A. the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander and and the high-speed flying Jetstream. However, Will does not actually know if he has any powers of his own, and has not told his parents this. He and his best friend, Layla are facing their first day of a secret school in the clouds like none on earth: Sky High, the first and only high school for kids with super-human powers going through crime-fighting puberty. But with no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Brains, Brawn And Beyond. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to actors who auditioned for various roles in the production, the main children's parts were to be contracted for not only a sequel, but also a possible television series on the Disney Channel. See more »

Goofs

During the "Save the Citizen" scene, when Lash is blown into the air, you can see the line behind him that lifts him. (DVD Version) See more »

Quotes

Layla: Now I know it's just our first day, but I already can't wait to graduate and start saving mankind... And womankind. And animalkind.
Will Stronghold: And the rainforest.
Layla: Of course!
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo fades into a comic-book city skyline. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Disney Channel premiere of Sky High, the end credits are different than they are in the theatrical and DVD releases. Instead of the comic book type end credits like in the theatrical version it is replaced by DC with the credits on the left side and a montage of scenes from the film on the right side of the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Twist and Crawl
Written by Robert Charlery, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton,
David Wakeling
Produced by Jason Bieler and Skindred
Performed by Skindred
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
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Delightful!
25 July 2005 | by jwhitusSee all my reviews

I saw "Sky High" at a preview screening tonight, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised! A lot of laughs for kids and grownups, a couple of good plot twists, and a nice message for the youngsters. Kurt Russell steals the show as an over-the-top super hero, who wants nothing more than for his son to follow in the family business. Kelly Preston looks amazing as his flying super hero wife. A great group of kids play the Sky High students, with cool effects to help them into their roles... and some nice parables about life in high school. I expected lots of eye rolling and lame super hero humor... but there was no lameness, no eye rolls, but plenty of good laughs and sweet moments. Parents, feel free to go with your kids to this one!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,631,784, 31 July 2005

Gross USA:

$63,946,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,369,815
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TBS print)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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