When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

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Chris Columbus

Writers:

Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

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It's time to save the World See more »


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RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sony's Playstation 4 is referenced twice in this movie. Once at the start when Brenner has to set up some equipment, and once near the end. PlayStation 4 also features heavily in Chappie (2015). See more »

Goofs

Arcade games in 1982 used CRT screens, while the ones shown in the beginning have LCD screens (no curvature, no scan lines, no phosphor persistence). This was not a mistake, but a deliberate choice by the filmmakers, because CRT screens would be very difficult to film. See the Trivia section for more details. See more »

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Matty: Anyway, my mom hates him and she says she's gonna invent a slut seeking missile to take out Sinnamon.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," it says, "Game Over" at the film's conclusion. See more »

Connections

Version of Pixels (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Rock You VonLichten
Written by Brian May, Helmut Vonlicten (as Helmut VonLichten) and Franz VonLichten
Performed by Queen + VonLichten
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Courtesy of Universal International Music BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Wigshop Records
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Highly underrated
5 January 2019 | by nicknicSee all my reviews

A fun movie, with bright actors. Entertaining and authentic. Worth surely the view


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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2.35 : 1
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