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Still shot from the movie: Thunderbirds.

Thunderbirds

Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) is a former astronaut with a billion bucks burning a hole in his back pocket. Widowed and raising five boys, he decides to create a father and son business: A massive rescue operation utilizing five space/air/aquatic vehicles. Based on the former 1960s TV show (which featured marionettes), this version sports live action and plenty of CGI effects. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 29 Jul 2004
Video Release: 20 Dec 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

A couple of characters in this film suffer from a stuttering problem. How does their speech and image affect the way these characters are stereotyped? Do you think this makes fun of people with speech impediments, or does it create a greater understanding and awareness?

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