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The Polar Express Movie

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Summary:
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear--the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight--a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train's conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. Well, are you coming? the conductor inquires. Where? the boy asks. Why, to the North Pole--of course. This is the Polar Express! What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting young boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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Cast:
Tom Hanks (as Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus )
Leslie Harter Zemeckis (as Sister Sarah/Mother )
Eddie Deezen (as Know-It-All )
Nona M. Gaye (as Hero Girl (as Nona Gaye) )
Peter Scolari (as Lonely Boy )
Brendan King (as Pastry Chef )
Andy Pellick (as Pastry Chef )
Josh Eli (as Waiter )
Mark Mendonca (as Waiter )
Rolandas Hendricks (as Waiter )
Mark Goodman (as Waiter )
Jon Scott (as Waiter )
Gregory Gast (as Waiter )
Sean Scott (as Waiter )
Gordon Hart (as Waiter )

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Written By: Chris Van Allsburg & Robert Zemeckis
Produced By: Warner Bros.

Release Date (US): November 10th, 2004

Length of Movie: 1h 40min

MPAA Rating: G.

Budget: $165,000,000

Opening Weekend: $30,629,146

The Polar Express Soundtrack

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1. The Polar Express -- Tom Hanks
2. When Christmas Comes To Town -- Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore
3. Rockin' On Top of the World -- Steven Tyler
4. Believe -- Josh Groban
5. Hot Chocolate -- Tom Hanks
6. Spirit of the Season -- Alan Silvestri
7. Seeing is Believing -- Alan Silvestri
8. Santa Claus is Comin' To Town -- Frank Sinatra
9. White Christmas -- Bing Crosby
10. Winter Wonderland -- The Andrews Sisters
11. It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas -- Perry Como
12. Silver Bells -- Kate Smith
13. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Claus Lane) -- Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
14. Suite From the Polar Express -- Alan Silvestri

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