Director: Robert Rodriguez Cast: Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings
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A young boy living in a cookie-cutter suburb gets hit on the head with a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it in this family-oriented fantasy comedy from Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez. All the houses in Black Falls look exactly the same, and everyone who lives in this suburban Shangri-la works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated. A highly profitable company thanks to their latest invention, Mr. Black's Black Box -- an all-in-one communication device that's revolutionized the technological landscape -- Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated also employs the parents of 11-year-old Toe Thompson. But Toe isn't entirely sold on the concept of this corporate conglomerate; all he wants is to make some new friends, and that wish comes true after Toe is struck in the head by a mysterious rainbow-colored rock that falls right out of the clear blue sky. A magical stone that puts Mr. Black's Black Box to shame, Toe's rock possesses the power to grant wishes. Now, as the rock begins to change hands, Black Falls is overrun by miniature spaceships, crocodile armies, boogers the size of boulders, and whatever other oddities the imaginative local kids happen to dream up. Who would have thought that the real trouble would start once the grown-ups in town get their hands on the mysterious rock? With the situation quickly spiraling out of control, it's up to Toe and his friends to save the townspeople from themselves by proving to them that the things you wish for may not actually be the best things for you. Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, and James Spader co-star.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2009
UPC: 0883929058860
Original Release: 2009
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

The magic of shorts; Shorts show and tell; Exclusive features via BD-Live; Ten minute film school: Short shorts; Ten minute cooking school: Chocolate chip volcano cookies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Bennett Toe Thompson
Jake Short Nose Noseworthy
Kat Dennings Stacey Thompson
Trevor Gagnon Loogie
Devon Gearhart Cole Black
Jolie Vanier Helvetica Black
Rebel Rodriguez Lug
Leo Howard Laser
Leslie Mann Mom Thompson
Jon Cryer Dad Thompson
William H. Macy Dr. Noseworthy
James Spader Mr. Black
Angela Lanza Teacher
Alejandro Rose-Garcia John/Boyfriend
Cambell Westmoreland Blinker #1
Zoe Webb Blinker #2
Chris Orf Goofy Host
Tina Rodriguez Female Employee
Jack Hurst Male Employee
Jonathan Breck Security Guard
Racer Rodriguez Bully #1
Rocket Rodriguez Bully #2
Elizabeth Avellan The Baby

Technical Credits
Robert Rodriguez Director,Score Composer,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Elizabeth Avellan Producer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
Edward Borgerding Executive Producer
J.C. Cantu Casting
Stacy Cohen Executive Producer
Caylah Eddleblute Art Director
KNB EFX Makeup Special Effects
Steve "Q" Joyner Production Designer
Mohammed Khalaf Executive Producer
Dan Lin Executive Producer
Hunt Lowry Executive Producer
Ethan Maniquis Editor
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
George Oldziey Score Composer
Nina Proctor Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Thiel Score Composer
Mary Vernieu Casting

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