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Year: 2001
USA: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Rose McGowan, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kattan, John Turturro, Dave Foley, Megan Mullally, Jamie Donovan, Amy Higgins, Allan Trautman, Owen Masterson, Randall Bosley, Mary Stein, Pons Maar, Arturo Gil, Paul Guiles, Giancarlo Esposito, Shawnee Free Jones, Harry Jay Knowles, Jason Kravits, Skyler Marshall
Director: Henry Selick
Country: USA
USA Rated: PG-13 for crude humor and some nudity
UK Rated: 12
USA Release Date: 23 February 2001
UK DVD Release Date: 29 April 2002 (Video release)


Cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) has created a hit comic strip featuring Monkeybone (John Turturro), a petulant rascal, and his comic strip is about to be aired on national TV. Stu, who's in love with his girlfriend Julie (Bridget Fonda), is struck down in a freak accident on the night he'd planned to propose to her.

Lying in hospital in a coma with Julie at his bedside, Stu's conscious spirit is transported to 'Downtown', a purgatory-like limbo existing between life and death populated by mythical gods and creatures who revel in the nightmares of the living.

Stu must fight to return to the world of the living and outwit Death (Whoopi Goldberg) and Monkeybone, who suddenly enters his unconscious world and has a plan of his own that may hinder Stu. Will he win his life back before the doctors decide otherwise?

Rude, crude and packed with ghoulish slapstick, this cartoon-reality crossover is a visually stunning journey of the imagination. Superb animation and special effects, combined with uniformly outstanding performances, mean this is one roller-coaster ride not to be missed.


Feature running time: 89 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: Hard of Hearing English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: Dolby 5.1 DTS
Special Features:
- Audio Commentary by Director Henry Selick
- 11 Extended Scenes
- 7 'Monkeybone Secrets
- Revealed' scenes
- Easter Egg
- Theatrical Trailer
- 3 TV Spots
- DVD Rom content
- Image galleries

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