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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Jake Cherry, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Kim Raver, Patrick Gallagher, Rami Malek, Pierfrancesco Favino, Charlie Murphy, Steve Coogan, Mizuo Peck, Kerry Van Der Griend, Dan Rizzuto, Matthew Harrison, Jody Racicot, Paul Rudd, Anne Meara, Martin Christopher, Martin Sims, Randy Lee, Darryl Quon, Gerald Wong, Paul Chih-Ping Cheng, Teagle F Bougere, Pat Kiernan, Nico McEown, Meshach Peters, Matthew Walker, Jason McKinnon, Jonathan Lee, Jason Vaisvila, Cade Wagar, Cory Martin, Brad Garrett
Director: Shawn Levy
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor
UK Certificate: PG contains comic scary moments
USA Release Date: 22 December 2006
UK Release Date: 26 December 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007
The hallowed halls of the Natural History Museum are lined with the most amazing things - wild-eyed prehistoric creatures, fierce ancient warriors, long lost tribes, African animals and history's legendary heroes - all frozen forever in time. Or are they? In the action-adventure-comedy, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, the brand new night guard at the Natural History Museum is about to discover that when the visitors go home at the end of the day, the real adventure begins - as the museum's stuffed, waxed and well-preserved residents come out to play.
The fantastical adventure kicks off when Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), a good-hearted dreamer down on his luck whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. However, even he could never have imagined how "big" until he grudgingly accepts the supposedly menial graveyard shift as a security guard at the Natural History Museum. On his very first night on the job, Larry is handed an over-sized flashlight and a dog-eared instruction manual, then left all alone in the eerily quiet, cavernous museum. At least, he thinks he's alone.
But wait, what's that noise? To his utter astonishment and disbelief, Larry watches in shock and awe as, one by one, the primeval beasts and storied icons that surround him stir magically to life - and total havoc ensues. Now, as history's fiercest predator Tyrannosaurus Rex and Attila The Hun pillages his neighbouring exhibits, they carve a swath of destruction through the marble corridors, not to mention the lions and monkeys prowling the fragile exhibits. Larry is at a loss as to how to get the museum back under control. At his wit's end, Larry must recruit the help of historical heavyweight President Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) just to survive the night. Facing the possibility of losing his job and letting down his son Nick yet again, Larry must wage an incredible battle to save the museum, hoping to become at last the bold, adventurous dad he's always wanted to be. The man who's been forever waiting for his moment of greatness - just found it.
Feature Running Time: 102 minutes
Audio: English 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1/ 16x9
BRINGING THE MUSEUM TO LIFE - take a walk through the museum from the special effects point of view. From storyboards, acting with things that don't exist, green screens, all the way through to the computer animation process see how the film's museum was brought to life.
MONKEY BUSINESS - meet the real actor - a living, breathing monkey - who plays Dexter and does a great job of exasperating Ben Stiller's character.
BLOOPER REEL - things don't always go as planned on set, even for the professionals - see for yourself in this reel.
DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES - this gallery of scenes that didn't make it to the big screen can be watched with optional commentary by Director, Shawn Levy. Here he can explain why the material was shot but not used in the film.
AUDIO COMMENTARY: DIRECTOR, SHAWN LEVY - Shawn Levy takes you through the film from the director's point-of-view. Giving an insider's look the director discusses the process he undertook in bringing Night at the Museum to the screen.
AUDIO COMMENTARY: WRITERS - the screenwriters talk about adapting this magical story from book to the big screen.
Also included are: McFly Music Video, Making of Night at the Museum; two trailers; and Rexy's Bone Jumble (set-top game).