Fantastic Four
Rating
Details
Director:Tim Story
Writer:Mark Frost, Michael France
Producer:Avi Arad, Michael Barnathan, Lee Cleary, Chris Columbus
Theatrical:2005
Rated:PG-13
Studio:20th Century Fox
Genre:Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Duration:106
Summary
Reed Richards, a brilliant but timid and bankrupt scientist, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the gruff yet gentle astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Reed convinces his conceited MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom, now CEO of his own enterprise, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings. He thus brings aboard Susan Storm, his shy, though assertive chief genetics researcher and a former lover of Reed's with whom she had an acrimonious break-up, and her diametrically opposed brother Johnny, the maverick and hot-headed playboy pilot. The astronauts make it home intact; however, before long they begin to mutate, developing strange and amazing powers as a result of their exposure to the cloud! Reed is able to stretch like rubber; Sue can turn invisible and create force fields, especially when angered; Johnny can produce fire at supernova temperatures, and is able to fly; and Ben is transformed into "The Thing", a large, rock-like creature with super strength. After Ben, brooding about his situation on the Brooklyn Bridge, inadvertently causes a major traffic pile-up whilst attempting to stop a man about to commit suicide, the four manage to use their powers to prevent any loss of life and to rescue a fire truck and its crew from falling off the bridge in a resulting explosion. The media dubs the team the 'Fantastic Four', and whilst Johnny eagerly embraces his powers and new life, Ben - the most heavily disfigured - particularly suffers from his transformation; his disfigurement has caused his fiancée to abandon him and has seen him shunned and feared by much of New York. Blaming himself, Reed vows to return Ben to his human form, and he, Sue and Ben work on a cure, constructing a healing chamber in Reed's high tech Baxter Building loft-turned-laboratory. During this time, Reed and Susan begin to grow close once again, and Susan admits that she is not interested in Victor, but ended their relationship because Reed feared to commit, thinking only in terms of variables. Unknown to the others, however, Victor's body is also mutating; he is turning into organic metal capable of absorbing and manipulating electrical energy known as Doctor Doom. As a result of the disastrous expedition, his company is going bankrupt and he is losing public stature; blaming Reed for his misfortunes, Victor swears revenge. And Reed, Ben, Susan, and Johnny must defeat Victor Von Doom and foil his evil plans once and for all.
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd Reed Richards
Jessica Alba Sue Storm
Chris Evans Johnny Storm
Michael Chiklis Ben Grimm
Julian McMahon Victor von Doom
Hamish Linklater Leonard
Kerry Washington Alicia Masters
Laurie Holden Debbie McIlvane
David Parker Ernie
Kevin McNulty Jimmy O'Hoolihan
Maria Menounos Sexy Nurse
Michael Kopsa Ned Cecil
Andrew Airlie Compound Doctor
Pascale Hutton Nightclub Girlfriend
G. Michael Gray Nightclub Boyfriend
David Richmond-Peck Gallery Patron
Penelope Corrin Bohemian Girl 1
Aonika Laurent Bohemian Girl 2
Jason Schombing Bridge Business Man
Jason Diablo NYPD Bridge Cop 1
Colin Lawrence NYPD Bridge Cop 2
Paul Belsito NYPD Bridge Cop 3
Dee Jay Jackson Chief Fireman (as DeeJay Jackson)
Morgan Reynolds Corvette Redhead
Gina Holden LV Receptionist
Donavon Stinson X Games Announcer
Douglas Weston Victor's Doctor
Tony Alcantar Compound Reporter #1
Brenda Crichlow Compound Reporter #2 (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Peter Bryant Lame Joke Businessman
Lorena Gale Old Lady with Car #1
Danielle Dunn-Morris Old Lady with Car #2
Nicole Muñoz Little Girl (as Nicole Munoz)
Daniel Bacon Bridge Reporter
Bobby Bysouth Compound Reporter #3
Kenny Bartram Himself - Cowboy Kenny
Ronnie Renner Himself
Brian Deegan X Games Riders
Marlaina Mah Lusting Model
Tre Verhoeven Lusting Model
Juanita Mirehouse Lusting Model
Stefanie Singer Lusting Model
Jamie Little X Games Reporter
Doug Abrahams Truck Driver
Ron Chartier Hotel Guest
Stan Lee Willie Lumpkin
Barbara Christabella Girl in Park
Sanja Banic Girl in Park
Ed Hodson Construction Worker
John Speredakos Construction Worker
Jason Kaufman Cop
Preston Thomas Peet Goth Guy (as Preston Peet)
Steven Fulani Hart Newsstand Pedestrian
Bethann Schebece Newsstand Pedestrian
Lou Torres Cab Driver
Peggy Gormley Homeless Woman
Maurice Tyson Homeless Guy
Jaimie McVittie Little Girl on Bridge
Jenni Squair Elevator Lady
Lia Salmond Elevator Lady
Ellen Ewusie Elevator Lady
Ylenia Aurucci Elevator Lady
Michelle Kulas Elevator Lady
Kathleen Mullan Elevator Lady (as Kate Mullan)
Georgia Dewson Elevator Lady
Sienna Rose Storm's Fan
Hector A. Leguillow Newsstand Vendor
Ben Mulroney Reporter - ETalk Daily CTV (as Benedict Mulroney)
Terry David Mulligan Reporter- City TV
Lauren Sanchez Reporter - KCOP / KTTV
Mark S. Allen Reporter - KMAX-TV
Jon Brady Reporter - Fox Network News
Taryn Winter Brill Reporter - Aol.com
Sara Edwards Reporter - The Comcast Network
Heidi Eng Reporter - KING-TV
Jim Ferguson Reporter - KGUN-9-TV
CB Hackworth Reporter
Sam Hallenbeck Reporter - NBC Tampa
Mike Waco Reporter - Fox Network News
Marian Etoile Watson Reporter - UPN-9
Richard Ho Reporter - Wizard
Dave Holmes Reporter - FX
Andrew Hunsaker Reporter - Yahoo Entertainment
Taylor Johnson Reporter - Msn.com
Bonnie Laufer-Krebs Reporter - Tribute TV
Jennifer Lothrop Reporter - FX
Lisa Fuller Magee Reporter - KTVK-TV
Bret Martin Reporter - Fox-5 / WAGA
Liam Mayclem Reporter - KRON-TV
Scott Patrick Reporter - KUSA-TV
Shaheem Reid Reporter - MTV News
Sam Rubin Reporter - KTLA
Maria Salas Reporter - NBC Miami
Devon Soltendieck Reporter - MuchMusic
Patrick Stoner Reporter - WHYY-TV
Lee Thomas Reporter - Fox-2 Detroit
Tony Toscano Reporter - Talking Pictures / KJZZ-TV (as Anthony Toscano)
David Moss Reporter
Sandra-Jessica Couturier Featured Extra
Sean Bennett Newsstand Pedestrian (uncredited)
Douglas Chapman Fireman Hanging Off Bridge (uncredited)
Rhys Edwards Extra (uncredited)
Yvonne Myers Principal (uncredited)
Mashiah Vaughn-Hulbert Principal (uncredited)
Ralph Winter Ship Worker (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager Computer (voice) (uncredited)
John Ottman Composer
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
William Hoy Editor
Brent Baker mold department and life-casting supervisor: Spectral Motion
Miki Bang special effects assistant: second unit
Perry Beckham special effects rigging supervisor
Roland Blancaflor foam department supervisor: Spectral Motion Inc.
Darin Bouyssou makeup effects technician: Spectral Motion Inc.
Stewart Bradley special effects pyrotechnics assistant
Dennis Briest special effects technician
John 'Buff' Buffery special effects rigger (as John Buffery)
Allistair Collis special effects rigger
Nic Curragh special effects pyrotechnics assistant
Jon Dawe mechanical department supervisor: Spectral Motion
Joel Dobzewitz shipping coordinator
Jason Dolan special effects set assistant
André Dominguez special effects rigger
Mary Elizalde CFO: Spectral Motion Inc.
Mike Elizalde creature effects supervisor
Steve Fox special effects set supervisor: second unit
Cody Gillis special effects assistant: second unit
Steve Hepworth special effects pyrotechnics assistant (as Stephen Hepworth)
Carol Jones fabrication supervisor: Spectral Motion
Anthony Julio special effects technician
Jordan Kidston special effects electronics
Steven Kirshoff special effects coordinator: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Steve Knight special effects set assistant
Charles Kuzela seaming department: Spectral Motion
Don Lanning special effects character sculptor
Tim Larsen painting department supervisor: Spectral Motion
John MaCuspie special effects set assistant (as John Macuspie)
Tim Martin special effects crew
Scott Millenbaugh mechanical department supervisor: Spectral Motion
Gary Minielly special effects first assistant
Jaimie Nakae special effects fabricator
Colin Naso special effects best boy: second unit
Yoichi Art Sakamoto teeth supervisor: Spectral Motion
Clancy Scheirer special effects assistant: second unit
Clay Scheirer special effects coordinator: second unit (as Clayton Scheirer)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp special effects pyrotechnics supervisor
John Shea fabrication crew
Russell Shinkle specialty costume fabricator: Film Illusions Inc.
Rafael Sola special effects rigger
Brian Van Dorn mold department
Attila Vaski special effects assistant
Andrew Verhoeven special effects
Mike Vézina special effects coordinator
Cam Waldbauer special effects supervisor
Brian Walsh production supervisor: Spectral Motion, Inc.
John Wilkinson special effects assistant: second unit
Kevin Pike special effects pyrotechnician (uncredited)
DVD Details
Languages:English DTS 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary by Jessica Alba Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffud Unknown
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Region:1
Release:Dec 2005