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Still shot from the movie: 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. »


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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Thunderbirds is rated PG: for intense action sequences and language.

Cast: Bill Paxton,Sophia Myles, Brady Corbet, Ron Cook, Ben Kingsley
Studio: Universal Studios

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The Thunderbirds first debuted about the time I was figuring out how to turn the TV on by myself. In their original incarnation, this rescue team of a father… 
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A couple of characters in this film suffer from a stuttering problem. How does… 
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