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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

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In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

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Rob Letterman

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Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Detective Pikachu
Justice Smith ... Tim Goodman
Kathryn Newton ... Lucy Stevens
Bill Nighy ... Howard Clifford
Ken Watanabe ... Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Chris Geere ... Roger Clifford
Suki Waterhouse ... Ms. Norman
Josette Simon ... Grams
Alejandro De Mesa ... Bartender
Rita Ora ... Dr. Ann Laurent
Karan Soni ... Jack
Max Fincham ... Young Tim Goodman
Simone Ashley ... Girlfriend
Edward Davis ... Boyfriend
Diplo ... DJ
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Storyline

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City--a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world--they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,365,242, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$144,105,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,605,346
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Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Dean Israelite (of Project Almanac and Power Rangers fame), Robert Rodriguez, and Tim Miller were reported to be in talks to direct. Miller turned down the job so that he could direct Terminator: Dark Fate and be executive producer of Sonic the Hedgehog (both at Paramount), while Rodriguez was focusing his time on Alita: Battle Angel. The producers were then suggested to hire Rob Letterman, whose track record made him perfect for the film's kid-friendly undertones. Other potential directors included Mark A.Z. Dippé (Spawn), Shane Acker (9), Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge, and Avengers: Endgame executive producer, Iron Man 1 & 2 director Jon Favreau See more »

Goofs

The R gas would have to be lighter than air to lift the balloons yet when holes are poked in the balloons the gas falls toward the ground. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: [singing while sobbing] I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears in a Japanese kanji design, homaging Pokemon's Japanese roots. See more »

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Le Fantome de Saint Bechet
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Performed by Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven
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I give it a 6
16 June 2019 | by dynu95See all my reviews

I give it a 6 just for Ryan Renolds an for pokemons which look very nice. But, overall the movie is very stupid. It is sad they had such a great background and they could't produce a cool movie.


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