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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie

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Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother and father and both pairs of grandparents. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is Willy Wonka's great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming about what might be inside. For nearly fifteen years, no one has seen a single worker going in or coming out of the factory, or caught a glimpse of Wonka himself, yet, great quantities of chocolate are still being made and shipped all over the world. One day Willy Wonka makes a momentous announcement. He will open his famous factory and reveal "all of its secrets and magic" to five lucky children who find golden tickets hidden inside five randomly selected Wonka chocolate bars. Nothing would make Charlie's family happier than to see him win but the odds are very much against him as they can only afford to buy one chocolate bar a year, for his birthday. One by one, news breaks around the world about the children finding golden tickets and Charlie's hope grows dimmer. But then, something wonderful happens. Charlie finds some money on the snowy street and takes it to the nearest store for a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight. There, under the wrapper is a flash of gold. It's the last ticket. Charlie is going to the factory! The family decides that Grandpa Joe, who used to work in the factory, should be the one to accompany Charlie on this adventure. Once inside, Charlie is dazzled by one amazing sight after another. Wondrous gleaming contraptions of Wonka's own invention churn, pop, and whistle, crews of merry Oompa-Loompas mine mountains of fudge beside a frothy chocolate waterfall, a hundred trained squirrels on a hundred tiny stools shell nuts for chocolate bars, and Wonka himself pilots an impossible glass elevator that rockets every which way you can think of through the fantastic factory. Almost as intriguing as his fanciful inventions is Willy Wonka. He thinks about nothing but candy--except, every once in a while, when he seems to be thinking about something that happened long ago, that he can't quite talk about. Meanwhile, the other children prove to be a rotten bunch, and one by one, their greedy personalities lead them into all kinds of trouble that force them off the tour. When only Charlie is left, Willie Wonka reveals the final secret, the absolute grandest prize of all: the keys to the factory itself.

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Freddie Highmore (as Charlie Bucket )
Johnny Depp (as Willy Wonka )
Helena Bonham Carter (as Mrs. Bucket )
Sandra Darnell (as Translator )
Eileen Essel (as Grandma Josephine )
James Fox (as Mr. Salt )
Jordan Fry (as Mike Teavee )
Dominique Gerrard (as Salts Nuts Girl )
Adam Godley (as Mr. Teavee )
Garrick Hagon (as Denver Reporter )
Francesca Hunt (as Mrs. Salt )
David Kelly (as Grandpa Joe )
Christopher Lee (as Dr. Wilbur Wonka )
Missi Pyle (as Mrs. Beauregarde )
Annasophia Robb (as Violet Beauregarde )
Deep Roy (as Oompa-Loompas )
Harry Taylor (as Mr. Gloop )
Noah Taylor (as Father Bucket )
Franziska Troegner (as Mrs. Gloop )
Philip Wiegratz (as Augustus Gloop )
Julia Winter (as Veruca Salt )

Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: John August & Roald Dahl
Produced By: Warner Bros.

Release Date (US): July 15th, 2005

Length of Movie: 1h 46min

MPAA Rating: PG for quirky situations, action and mild language.

Budget: $150,000,000

Opening Weekend: $56,178,450

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Soundtrack

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Soundtrack
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1. Wonka's Welcome Song
2. Augustus Gloop
3. Violet Beauregarde
4. Veruca Salt
5. Mike Teavee
6. Main Titles
7. Wonka's First Shop
8. The Indian Palace
9. Wheels in Motion
10. Charlie's Birthday Bar
11. The Golden Ticket/Factory
12. Chocolate Explorers
13. Loompa Land
14. The Boat Arrives
15. The River Cruise
16. First Candy
17. Up and Out
18. The River Cruise - Part 2
19. Charlie Declines
20. Finale
21. End Credit Suite

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