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THUNDERBIRDS


Year: 2004
USA: Universal Studios
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Bill Paxton, Sophia Myles, Ben Kingsley, Brady Corbet, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Soren Fulton, Ron Cook, Debora Weston, Lou Hirsch, Alex Barringer, Demetri Goritsas, Genie Francis, Philip Winchester, Dhobi Oparei, Kyle Herbert, Dominic Colenso, Ben Torgersen, Johannes Zadrozny, Nicola Walker, Anthony Edwards, Harvey Virdi, Bhasker Patel, Lex Shrapnel, Rose Keegan, Stewart Howson, Mark Nelmes, Julian Spencer, Andy Smart
Director: Jonathan Frakes
USA & UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG for intense action sequences and language
UK Certificate: PG contains mild violence, peril and language
USA Release Date: 30 July 2004
UK Release Date: 23 July 2004


Synopsis

In a family of heroes, young Alan Tracy (Brady Corbet) was always being left out.

While his father, billionaire and former astronaut Jeff Tracy (BILL PAXTON), and his four elder brothers are busy saving the world, Alan's biggest challenge is saving his grade point average at boarding school. And what's worse, he can't even tell his schoolmates that his dad and brothers are better known as the fearless adventurers behind the top-secret organization International Rescue—called in to save those in need whenever disaster strikes. Alan dreams of one day joining his close-knit family in their global vocation and even getting into the driver's seat of one of the awesome, incredible machines the Tracys utilize in their life-saving work: the Thunderbirds.

Back home on Tracy Island—a secret oasis in the South Pacific and headquarters to International Rescue—Alan and his friends, the brainy Fermat (Soren Fulton) and the adventurous Tin-Tin (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), are left behind as Jeff Tracy and his elder sons are deployed on a fake mission by their arch nemesis The Hood (Sir Ben Kingsley). Once the master criminal takes control of Tracy Island and the Thunderbirds, it falls to Alan and his friends to come up with a plan to defeat The Hood and rescue his family...oh, and save the world while they're at it.

This summer, Thunderbirds are coming to the rescue!

Set in the year 2010, the family action-adventure THUNDERBIRDS stars Bill Paxton (APOLLO 13, TWISTER) as father Jeff Tracy; Anthony Edwards (ER) as Brains Hackenbacker, the creative force behind the International Rescue's fleet of high-tech vessels, sophisticated gadgets and computer devices; Sophia Myles (UNDERWORLD) as the unflappable and ravishing Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, the Tracy family's ultra-cool secret agent partner; and Oscar® winner Sir Ben Kingsley (THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, GANDHI) as the Tracy family nemesis The Hood. Exciting newcomers Brady Corbet, Soren Fulton and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are young Alan Tracy and his companions, Fermat and Tin-Tin.

Completing the Tracy family as the four elder sons—the intrepid adventurers commanding the Thunderbird fleet—are Philip Winchester (Scott Tracy), Lex Shrapnel (John Tracy), Dominic Colenso (Virgil Tracy) and Ben Torgersen (Gordon Tracy). Ron Cook is Parker, Lady Penelope's trusted chauffeur, butler and all-around aide-de-camp.

THUNDERBIRDS, the live-action feature film based on the hit British television series of the 1960s, is directed by Jonathan Frakes (STAR TREK: INSURRECTION, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, CLOCKSTOPPERS) from a screenplay by William Osborne (THE SCORPION KING) and Michael McCullers (AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER, AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME), based on a story by Peter Hewitt (GARFIELD: THE MOVIE) and Osborne.










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