Thunderbirds

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: July 30, 2004
DVD: December 21, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 2.45
based on 2247 votes and 39 reviews
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Cast: Bill Paxton, Anthony Edwards, Sophia Myles, Brady Corbet, Soren Fulton, Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley

Synopsis

When dangerous situations exceed the limitations or ordinary military and international security forces, the world calls upon the high-tech assistance of International Rescue -- a mysterious band of fearless adventurers and their fleet of awesome, imaginatively engineered vehicles known as: Thunderbirds!

Hidden from the world, Tracy Island, a lush patch of land situated in the remote waters of the South Pacific, is home to brilliant entrepreneur and former astronaut Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) and his five sons. It is also the headquarters of Tracy's top-secret organization, International Rescue - and it is under siege. Master criminal The Hood (Sir Ben Kingsley) has breached island security, intent on commandeering International Rescue's fleet of five highly advanced rescue vehicles, each designed to accomplish a specific task. Deploying Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, The Hood finds his plans obstructed by Jeff's youngest son Alan (Brady Corbet), who will do anything to save the Tracy family and the Thunderbirds.

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Mark Huffam, Eric Fellner
Screenplay: William Osborne, Michael McCullers
Official Site: www.thunderbirdsmovie.com

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  • 1 star "thunderbirds was a childhood favourite of countless youngsters growing up; unfortunately, none of the actors in this lamentable reboot look anything like their storied counterparts who created the roles on the original series, leaving many a fan hanging his head and wondering what might have been..."