Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tag: Movie

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
AKA: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Year: 2005
Character: Dr. Wonka
Director: Tim Burton
Cameraman: Philippe Rousselot
Screenplay: Roald Dahl, John August
Runtime: 115
Country: USA | UK
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Zanuck Company, The, Plan B Entertainment, Theobald Film Productions, Tim Burton Productions
Classification: PG
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: DTS-ES  | Dolby Digital EX  | SDDS  | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Colour: Color
Tagline: Oompa-Loompas are crazy for Coco-Beans
The Factory Opens July 2005.
Willy Wonka Is semi-sweet and nuts
Charlie Is lucky to be there
Mike Thinks candy is a waste of time
Veruca Is a very bad nut
Violet Keeps her eyes on the prize
Augustus Is what he eats

 

Plot:

Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly), is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry), harsh and greedy Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), gluttonous Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSophia Robb). Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also stars Christopher Lee, James Fox, and Noah Taylor; the book was famously adapted to the screen before in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as the eccentric candy tycoon.

Cast:

Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket
David Kelly as Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor as Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle as Mrs. Beauregarde
James Fox as Mr. Salt
Deep Roy as Oompa Loompa
Christopher Lee as Dr. Wonka
Adam Godley as Mr. Teavee
Franziska Troegner as Mrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia Robb as Violet Beauregarde (as Annasophia Robb)
Julia Winter as Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry as Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz as Augustus Gloop
Blair Dunlop as Little Willy Wonka
Liz Smith as Grandma Georgina
Eileen Essell as Grandma Josephine
David Morris as Grandpa George
Nitin Ganatra as Prince Pondicherry
Shelley Conn as Princess Pondicherry
Chris Cresswell as Prodnose
Philip Philmar as Slugworth (as Phil Philmar)
Tony Kirwood as Finckelgruber
Todd Boyce as TV Reporter
Nayef Rashed as Moroccan Market Vendor
Menis Yousry as Moroccan Market Trader
Harry Taylor as Mr. Gloop
Hubertus Geller as German Reporter
Francesca Hunt as Mrs. Salt
Garrick Hagon as Denver Reporter
Kevin Eldon as Man with Dog
Mark Heap as Man with Dog
Roger Frost as Tall Man
Oscar James as Shopkeeper
Colette Appleby as Customer in Shop
Debora Weston as Woman In Shop
Annette Badland as Jolly Woman
Steve Hope Wynne as Museum Guard (as Stephen Hope-Wynne)
Geoffrey Holder as Narrator
Danny Elfman as Oompa Loompa (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Higgins as Kid Laughing at Willy (scenes deleted)
Robert Boas as Extra (uncredited)
Elena Buda as Character Dancer (uncredited)
Ray Donn as Policeman (uncredited)
Aiko Horiuchi as Woman in shop (uncredited)
Stephen Humby as Crowd Member (uncredited)
Jynine James as Salts Nuts Girl (uncredited)
Sid Karne as Journalist (uncredited)
Hollie Kemp as Salts Nut Girl (uncredited)
Michelle Kernohan as Factory Worker (uncredited)
Sara Kirkpatrick as Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Bridgette Millar as Journalist (uncredited)
Georgie Smith as Policewoman (uncredited)
Ray Verma as Photographer (uncredited)
John Warman as Policeman (uncredited)
Tracy Yarkoni as Violet's Neighbor (uncredited)

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