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« on: June 02, 2004, 10:28:33 AM »
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Teaser Trailer here.

Trailer here.

Release Date: November 19th, 2004 (wide)

Cast: Tom Hanks (The Conductor), Chris Coppola (Toothless), Eddie Deezen (Know it All), Ed Gale (Elf Lieutenant), Nona Gaye (Holly), Josh Hutcherson (Hero Boy), Michael Jeter (Smokey and Steamer), Hayden McFarland (Lonely Boy, Billy), Connor Matheus (Toothless), Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak (Know-it-All), Julene Renee, Peter Scolari (Lonely Boy), Chantel Valdivieso (Holly)

Director: Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Contact, Back to the Future, What Lies Beneath)

Screenwriter: Malia Scotch Marmo (Once Around; cowriter of Hook); rewrite by William Broyles (Cast Away; cowriter of Apollo 13, Planet of the Apes, Entrapment and Unfaithful)

Based Upon: The children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, who also authored the book that inspired Jumanji.

Premise: Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa. (Tom Hanks plays the train's conductor).
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2004, 12:06:56 PM »
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Hmmm...doesn't look that interesting to me
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2004, 02:53:47 PM »
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I don't like the way this looks one bit. You see things in the trailer that you recognize from the book...but they're barely recognizable behind all the pomp and nonsense.

But you know me, I'll see it anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2004, 03:14:02 PM »
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wow, the teaser had me alot more excited for it than this fuckin thing
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004, 03:59:01 PM »
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Anyone catch the Back to the Future III reference?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2004, 04:01:14 PM »
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directed by robert zemeckis??
"Do you laugh at jealousy?"

"No, I don't even laugh at seasickness! I happen to regard jealousy as the seasickness of passion."

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2004, 04:23:13 PM »
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"I've wanted to do that all my life" -- Ringing the bell in the locomotive.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2004, 09:33:36 PM »
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I think it's kinda funny that Tom Hanks can't help but sounding like Tom Hanks, so all those magical adult characters just end up sounding like Tom Hanks with a high voice or low voice, etc. etc.

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2004, 10:28:44 PM »
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"Hunger is the purest sin"

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2004, 10:37:57 PM »
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:lol:
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2004, 10:38:55 AM »
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Even if it's just his voice, I am overwhelmed with joy at the prospect of Eddie Deezen being in a motion picture, let alone a movie with Tom Hanks!

This makes up for Deezen not being cast as Pvt. Ryan.

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2004, 11:47:16 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite children's book ever...  I don't know how I feel about this.   :?
Classic.

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2004, 12:03:21 PM »
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Quote from: Thrindle
Perhaps my favorite children's book ever...  I don't know how I feel about this.   :?

it's bad..?

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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2004, 12:48:20 PM »
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Quote from: pacolis
it's bad.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2004, 03:13:57 PM »
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Quote from: Thrindle
Perhaps my favorite children's book ever


really? where does "where the wild things are" go on your list?
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

 

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