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Turbo (2013)

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A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

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David Soren

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Darren Lemke (screenplay by), Robert Siegel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Turbo (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Chet (voice)
Michael Peña ... Tito (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Whiplash (voice)
Luis Guzmán ... Angelo (voice)
Bill Hader ... Guy Gagné (voice)
Snoop Dogg ... Smoove Move (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Burn (voice)
Ben Schwartz ... Skidmark (voice)
Richard Jenkins ... Bobby (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Kim Ly (voice)
Michelle Rodriguez ... Paz (voice)
Mario Andretti Mario Andretti ... Dos Bros Customer / Race Official (voice)
Mike Bell ... White Shadow (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)
Aidan Andrews ... Bike Boy (voice)
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Storyline

After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,312,625, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$83,028,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,570,682
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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The harnesses Whiplash's crew used to get control of the crows are actually the ID tags of some of the security guards. See more »

Goofs

During the race, Gagné is shown blocking Turbo by weaving left and right so Turbo can't get around him. In the Indy league, as well as most professional and amateur racing sanctioning bodies, this is considered illegal and Gagné would've been black-flagged and brought in to the pits for a penalty. You are allowed one lateral move and that's it, a 2nd move is considered "blocking" and is illegal. See more »

Quotes

Burn: I'm Burn!
[flames show up from her shell into Chet's face]
Burn: Sizzle, sizzle, uh-uh!
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »

Connections

Followed by Turbo FAST (2013) See more »

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Saturday Night
Written by Will-Dog Abers (as Willy "Wil Dog" Abers), Ulises Bella, Raul Pacheco, Justin Poree, Asdrubal Sierra (as Asdru Sierra), Jiro Yamaguchi and Jabulani Smith-Freeman (as J. Smith-Freeman)
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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18 July 2013 | by btnthxSee all my reviews

Everyone loves an underdog story. They are done so much in film, and it's such a common notion that the line is even spoken in the new Dreamworks film "Turbo". The best part in this instance though is, unlike other movies, it's genuine. You feel for this animated snail and his new friend a part owner of a taco shop. Both have dreams and do all they can to make them come true, even when their own family doesn't believe in them. The second best part is that it's fun for the entire family and could very well be the best animated film of the year.

Theo is a snail who wants to be fast, much like Tom Hanks wanted to be Big and Rocky wanted to be champion. After a freak accident of Spider- Man proportions, he gets his chance to compete in the Indianapolis 500. Along the way he finds a friend and fellow dreamer he never actually speaks with in Tito (Michael Peña). Together they both reach for the impossible dreams that live in us all. The filmmakers of "Turbo" use both wish fulfillment and the belief on oneself to tell a familiar story with most of the troupes we've seen before. What sells it here is voice actors ranging from the comedic Ryan Reynolds as Turbo, to the dramatic Paul Giamatti as his brother Chet. In between you have actors that have a foot in both dramatic works as well as comedy, like Luis Guzmàn, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Samuel L. Jackson. It also tells its story with a singular goal in mind and still manages to have fun with sight gags, great one-liners, and involvement of the supporting cast.

My kids loved this film as did I, every year we get so many sequels there's quite a few this summer alone, and it's always refreshing to see a movie with the originality and the bravery to take a chance on a story that could have been a bad rip-off of Rocky, but instead reminded me of it in that good way. So go see "Turbo" this weekend, Adam Sandler and his pals have enough of our money, give it to real grown-ups who know how to make really enjoyable films like "Turbo".

--Robert L. Castillo

http://the2cinemen.blogspot.com/


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