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The Polar Express

"Journey Beyond Your Imagination."

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting 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 ...

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Released: Oct 21st, 2004
Budget: $165,000,000.00
Revenue: $305,875,730.00

The Polar Express Main Cast

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
plays Hero Boy / Father / Conductor / H…
Leslie Zemeckis
Leslie Zemeckis
plays Sister Sarah / Mother
Eddie Deezen
Eddie Deezen
plays Know-It-All
Nona Gaye
Nona Gaye
plays Hero Girl
Peter Scolari
Peter Scolari
plays Lonely Boy
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • A scene in the North Pole City communications room features an elf describing a bad little boy in New Jersey named Steven who is terrorizing his two little sisters. This line is a nod to Robert Zemeckis' friend and mentor, Steven Spielberg. Spielberg grew up in New Jersey and has admitted many times that he frequently terrorized his two younger sisters.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When the elves are helping the children out of Santa's sack the elves move and motion as if they are getting the "know it all" out of the sack, but there is no boy between them.
  • A close examination of all the ticket numbers reveals that they all contain the number "1225" in them. Pere Marquette No. 1225 was used as a model for the Polar Express locomotive. 12-25 also refers to the date of Christmas - December 25th.
  • The premiere was held in Grand Rapids, MI, author Chris Van Allsburg's hometown.
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