G-Force

G-Force

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Director: Hoyt Yeatman

Cast: Hoyt Yeatman, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau

     
 

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Two time Oscar-winning visual effects artist Hoyt Yeatman makes his feature directorial debut with this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced family film following a group of highly trained guinea pigs on their mission to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world. Beginning in the Civil War -- whenSee more details below

Overview

Two time Oscar-winning visual effects artist Hoyt Yeatman makes his feature directorial debut with this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced family film following a group of highly trained guinea pigs on their mission to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world. Beginning in the Civil War -- when carrier pigeons delivered messages from the front lines -- the American government has been covertly training animals to work in espionage. The latest government program is a clandestine espionage team known as "G-Force," which includes a team of ultra-intelligent guinea pigs who share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans. Comprised of unpredictable weapons expert Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), alluring martial arts expert Juarez (voice of Penélope Cruz), stealthy reconnaissance expert Mooch, and a star-nosed mole named Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), who specializes in computers, this crack team of agents is fronted by heroic squad leader Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell). When a deranged billionaire hatches a plan to control the entire planet through common household appliances, the G-Force leaps into action on a mission to ensure that he does not succeed.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Produced by action-meister Jerry Bruckheimer for Disney, G-Force has all the crazy chases and daredevil stunts of his typical films (National Treasure, Bad Boys, etc.), but they've been scaled down to be more kid-friendly. The setup involves a scientist (Zach Galifianakis), who has spent grant money from the Department of Homeland Security training animals into an elite special-forces unit. The trio of guinea pigs that form the heart of the crew consist of the leader, Darwin (voiced by Sam Rockwell); the flirty but tough Juarez (Penélope Cruz); and the fearless, crazy Blaster (a perfectly cast Tracy Morgan). All three work closely with a tech-whiz mole named Speckles (voiced by Bruckheimer regular Nicolas Cage). The team must stop a home appliance mogul (Bill Nighy) from turning his products into a robot army that will take over the world, all while they're being hunted by an FBI agent (Will Arnett) who wants the G-Force program shut down. As is often the case with Jerry Bruckheimer productions, the story is far less important than the spectacle, and while "spectacle" in one of his films usually means lots of explosions and cars flying through the air, G-Force is unique for having cute talking animals -- rather than muscle-bound alpha males -- leaping away in slow-motion from the fireballs. The action sequences aren't particularly memorable, but they're entirely competent and kids will certainly get a kick out of them. There's a paint-by-numbers moral about family that runs through the movie, but it's there more for parents than for anyone else -- children aren't going to expect (or want) to learn anything from a movie where a furry critter rides inside a remote-control car as it jumps over a line of toy trucks. Your ability to enjoy G-Force will correlate directly with how funny you find the idea of guinea pigs as action heroes, meaning the movie's core audience (and a handful of adults) will have a fun time, but it's going to seem awfully standard to parents who are more than familiar with the Bruckheimer formula.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/2009
UPC:
0786936787283
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
14,469

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Speckles
Sam Rockwell Darwin
Jon Favreau Hurley
Penélope Cruz Juarez
Steve Buscemi Bucky
Tracy Morgan Blaster
Bill Nighy Saber
Will Arnett Kip Killian
Zach Galifianakis Ben
Kelli Garner Marcie
Tyler Patrick Jones Connor
Piper MacKenzie Harris Penny
Dee Bradley Baker Mooch
Niecy Nash Rosalita
Justin Mentell Terrell
Loudon Wainwright Grandpa Goodman
Max Favreau Mouse
Hoyt Yeatman Mouse
Jack Conley Agent Carter
Gabriel Casseus Agent Trigstad
Michael Papajohn FBI Techie
Mini Anden Saber's Assitant

Technical Credits
Hoyt Yeatman Director,Original Story
Bojan Bazelli Cinematographer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Deborah Evans Production Designer
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Jason Hellmann Editor
Duncan Henderson Executive Producer
David P.I. James Executive Producer,Original Story
Ronna Kress Casting
Ronna Kress Casting
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Cormac Wibberley Screenwriter
Marianne Wibberley Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- G-Force
1. Opening Credits [:00]
2. Saber Infil [:00]
3. Complications [:00]
4. The Feds [:02]
5. Reassignment [:00]
6. Meet Hurley [:00]
7. Kid's Choice [:00]
8. Undercover [:00]
9. Brothers [2:38]
10. Saber Sense [6:08]
11. The Great Escape [3:43]
12. Clusterstorm [7:40]
13. Telling the Truth [5:01]
14. The Chase [2:48]
15. Going Live [6:17]
16. Mr. Yanshu [3:09]
17. Family [3:55]
18. Special Agents [4:36]
19. Party Time [2:29]
20. End Credits [5:58]

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