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Missing Link (2019)

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Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

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Chris Butler

Writer:

Chris Butler (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Sir Lionel Frost (voice)
David Walliams ... Mr. Lemuel Lint (voice)
Stephen Fry ... Lord Piggot-Dunceby (voice)
Matt Lucas ... Mr. Collick (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Mr. Link (voice)
Timothy Olyphant ... Willard Stenk (voice)
Zoe Saldana ... Adelina Fortnight (voice)
Amrita Acharia ... Ama Lhamu (voice)
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Gamu (voice)
Emma Thompson ... The Elder (voice)
Humphrey Ker ... Doorman / General Pugh (voice)
Adam Godley ... Lord Bilge (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Doctor Roylott (voice)
Ian Ruskin ... Lord Scrivener (voice)
Matthew Wolf ... Lord Ramsbottom (voice)
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Storyline

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link (Zach Galifianakis). Written by LAIKA

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Fourth voice acting performance for Dame Emma Thompson in a theatrical movie after Treasure Planet (2002), Brave (2012), and Beauty and the Beast (2017). As well as her first time voice acting in a movie that is not distributed by Disney. See more »

Goofs

On the travel map, the northern half of Greece is shown as being part of Turkey. The Turks had been driven out of Greece by 1832, over 50 years before the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Stenk: [Stenk stands over Lionel, who is dangling from a ledge] It ain't about the paycheck anymore, now it's just a matter of shallow, self-centred pride.
Sir Lionel Frost: Careful, Stenk. You know what they say pride comes before.
Stenk: Wait a minute, I know this. Is it Tuesday?
[Sir Lionel pulls Stenk off the ledge]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are written as notations on various objects that Sir Lionel and Mr. Link use to plan their next adventure. At one point, Mr. Link drags a plate of cookies across the frame and eats one off-screen.

At the end of the credits, Mr. Link finishes off a drawing of him and Sir Lionel smiling next to one another. See more »


Soundtracks

Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)
Original Song Written & Performed by Walter Martin
Original Song Produced by Josh Kaufman, Walter Martin
Horn Arranger: Stuart Bogie
String Arranger: Rob Moose
Mixed by Tchad Blake at Full Mongrel, Wales
Recording Engineer: D. James Goodwin
Recording Assistant: James Yost
Recorded at "Reservoir, NYC"
Percussion: Walter Martin
Guitar and Background Vocals: Josh Kaufman
Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Marimba, Background Vocals: Stuart Bogie
Strings Performed by Rob Moose
Drums and Percussion: Ray Rizzo
Piano and Organ: Sam Kassirer
Bass: Sam Cohen
Trumpet and Background Vocals: Jordan McLean
Trombone and Background Vocals: Raymond Mason
Sousaphone and Background Vocals: John Altieri
Background Vocals and Handclaps: Anna Nero (as Annie Nero), Elizabeth Ziman, Alecia Chakour
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A charming entertainment based on an unusual epic
19 April 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

An original and heterogeneous trio goes on an expedition in search of Shangri-La, during the Victorian era: 1) Sir Lionel Frost is a British adventurer who might be considered as the perfect mix of the professor Otto Lidenbrock from Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Vernes, 1864) and Indiana Jones (Steven Spielberg, 1981-2008), 2) Adelina Fortnight is a wonderful widow with character and 3) Mr. Link, a caveman as ingenuous as touching, a kind of missing link between us and our ancestors, is desperately looking for a soul mate.

The drawings are remarkably successful and the story is riddled with madcap plot twists. Given the kinship with the exquisite Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and the excellent Coraline (2009), I probably hoped for better. Nevertheless, this zany story of adventurers addressing such important topics as friendship, trust or recognition, is overall a success that I really appreciated. I was obviously not the only one to laugh, in the movie theater.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Tibetan

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Film Five See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,944,950, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$16,649,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,565,710
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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