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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

Writers:

Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley (as Bob Schooley) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell ... Steve Stronghold / The Commander
Kelly Preston ... Josie Stronghold / 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 ... Penny
Khadijah ... Penny
Jake Sandvig ... Lash
Will Harris ... Speed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Gwen Grayson / 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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Saving The World... One Homework Assignment At A Time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Súper escuela de héroes See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Warren attempts to spark his flames in the detention center, you can hear the sound of a Zippo lighter flint attempting to spark. See more »

Goofs

Will doesn't actually step on Medulla's foot in the mad science laboratory. See more »

Quotes

Steve: William Theodore Stronghold...
[stretches out his arms for a hug]
Steve: Come here!
Will Stronghold: Wait, you're not mad?
Steve: My boy has super-strength! How can I be mad?
[hugs Will, cracking his backbones]
Will Stronghold: [groans in pain] Ow!
Steve: Sorry.
[Will hugs Steve back]
Steve: Ow, you ARE strong! All right, if your mom asks, you tell her I read you the riot act and I took away your xBox.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are decorated with still-frame comic-book illustrations. One of the still frames has a single animated element - a purple monster's eye, which moves and blinks. (It appears just before the music credits.) 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Sky High vs. Zoom (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices Carry
Written by Aimee Mann, Michael Hausman, Joseph Pesce (as Joey Pesce), Robert Holmes
Produced by Michael Kotch and Vitamin C (as Colleen Fitzpatrick)
Performed by Vitamin C
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Good for family
30 July 2005 | by Redstar5288See all my reviews

OK it wasn't a blockbuster, but how many kids movies are. Few. The movie itself had a nice plot, nothing too complicated, but there were times when even I was surprised. Good for kids and their parents, there were definitely kids and parents laughing alike. I think this movie contains some actors who are really starting to blossom into their careers, at the same time Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston add some familiar faces to this charming movie. You like superheroes, I don't think you'll be disappointed. My only criticism would be that some of the effects were a little cheesy. However, the kids in the audience did not seem to mind.


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