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Thunderpants

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Synopsis

From the day Patrick Smash was born he has intrigued doctors, parents and teachers alike with what can only be described as a special gift. His parents tried hard to be kind, tried to accommodate their unusual child but before too long they lost their sense of humour. Shunned by his own family, Patrick's only real friend is fellow scapegoat and child prodigy, Alan Allen. Together they dream of a day when they will not be bullied, when they can pursue their dreams, which in Patrick's case is to become a spaceman. Patrick soon learns to the surprise of many that he can turn his gift into a special talent, and with Alan he wins a non-assisted flight competition. Then, under the tutelage of Sir John Osgood, the world's second best opera singer, Patrick travels the world, secretly filling in the high notes for Osgood. A conspiracy that the world's leading opera star, Placido Placeedo, is about to expose when Patrick unwittingly causes his demise. Not only is Patrick denounced by the world's media, but in a further twist he is sentenced to death for his crime! His only hope lies in his true friend Alan and the clever people at the US Space Centre who eventually sit up and take a closer look at this extraordinary boy.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 mins
Format
35mm Fuji
Director
Peter Hewitt
Producer
Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken
Editor
Michael Parker
Screenwriter
Philip Hughes
Director of Photography
Andy Collins
Sound
Tim Fraser
Music
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Principal Cast
Simon Callow, Bruce Cook, Stephen Fry, Ned Beatty, Rupert Grint, Celia Imrie

Production Company

Mission Pictures
23 Golden Square
London W1R 3PA
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7734 6303
F 00 44 (0)20 7734 6202

info@missionpictures.net

Sales
Company

Pathe International
Contact: Kat Galer
Kent House
Market Place
London
W1W 8AR
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7462 4427
F 00 44 (0)20 7436 7891

internationalsales@pathe-uk.com
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