Shorts

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  • PG
From filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, creator of the "Spy Kids" trilogy and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D," comes the family action-adventure "Shorts." Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of the... read more
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From filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, creator of the "Spy Kids" trilogy and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D," comes the family action-adventure "Shorts." Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else's parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood that Toe already thinks is weird is about to get a lot weirder. As the Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town--from kid to kid and parent to parent--wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside down in a wild rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers. The magical fantasy adventure "Shorts" is told through a series of interwoven not-so-tall tales that each brings to life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally out-of-control wishes that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined.

Original Release

03/21/2008

US Release

08/21/2009

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Cast

James Spader Mr. Black / Carbon Black
Jon Cryer Dad Thompson
William H. Macy Dr. Noseworthy
Leslie Mann Mom Thompson
Jimmy Bennett Toe Thompson / Toby Thompson
Kat Dennings Stacey Thompson / Stacy Thompson
Jolie Vanier Helvetica Black
Jake Short Nose Noseworthy
Trevor Gagnon Loogie / Loogie Short
Devon Gearhart Cole Black
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Rodriguez

Writers

Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez

Cast

James Spader Mr. Black / Carbon Black
Jon Cryer Dad Thompson
William H. Macy Dr. Noseworthy
Leslie Mann Mom Thompson
Jimmy Bennett Toe Thompson / Toby Thompson
Kat Dennings Stacey Thompson / Stacy Thompson
Jolie Vanier Helvetica Black
Jake Short Nose Noseworthy
Trevor Gagnon Loogie / Loogie Short
Devon Gearhart Cole Black
Rebel Rodriguez Lug / Lug Short
Leo Howard Laser / Laser Short
Racer Rodriguez Bully #1
Rocket Rodriguez Bully #2
John Chilleri Hallway Kid
Josh Christman Classroom Kid
Joshua Drew Classmate
Zach Irsik Schoolyard Kid
Ryan Lee Classmate / Neighborhood Kid
Christina Lehner Classmate

Producers

Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei Executive Producer
Dan Lin Executive Producer
Hunt Lowry Executive Producer
Ed Borgerding Executive Producer
Lynn Harris Executive Producer
Ben Ormand Executive Producer
Andrew Peterson Executive Producer
Elizabeth Avellan Producer
Robert Rodriguez Producer
Tom Proper Producer
Bill Scott Producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner Producer

Editors

Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez

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