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Shorts - Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Robert Rodriguez

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Movie propaganda

Shorts is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr Black's BLACK BOX is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr Black's BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends... until a mysterious rainbow-coloured rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr Black's BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighbourhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers... and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner. But it's not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his new-found friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film adventure children fantasy wish come true

Persons of interest

  • Jimmy Bennett .... Toe Thompson
  • Kat Dennings .... Stacey Thompson
  • Trevor Gagnon .... Loogie
  • Rebel Rodriguez .... Lug
  • Jake Short .... Nose Noseworthy
  • Leslie Mann .... Mom Thompson
  • Jon Cryer .... Dad Thompson
  • James Spader .... Mr Black
  • William H Macy .... Dr Noseworthy
  • Leo Howard .... Laser
  • Jonathan Breck .... Personal Security
  • Devon Gearhart .... Cole
  • Jackson Hurst .... Billy
  • Angela Lanza .... Teacher
  • Alejandro Rose-Garcia .... John
  • Jolie Vanier .... Helvetica
  • Robert Rodriguez .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Rodriguez .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The adventure, children, fantasy movie Shorts is directed by Robert Rodriguez and stars Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon.

Government security censorship classification

PG (Mild themes and comedic violence)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 3 September 2009 - TAS
Film: 17 September 2009 - QLD, VIC
Film: 24 September 2009 - ACT, SA, WA
Film: 1 October 2009 - NSW

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