Over the Hedge (film)

2006 American animated film

Over the Hedge is a computer-animated film based on the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold, it was released in the U.S. on May 19, 2006.

Get over it.(taglines)


Penny: [referring to the hedge] I'd be a lot less afraid if I just knew what it was called.
Hammy: Let's call it Steve!
Verne: Steve?
Hammy: It's a pretty name.
Heather: Steve sounds nice.
Penny: I'm a lot less scared of Steve.
Ozzie: [kneeling before the hedge] Oh, great and powerful Steve...what do you want?!
Verne: I... I don't think it can speak.
Woman: I heard that, young man! [everybody screams, Ozzie faints] You get over here right now!

RJ: Didn't you see it? It was in a box. They always got food with them. We eat to live, these guys live to... eat! Let me show you what I'm talking about. [as he speaks he shows the other animals what humans do] The human mouth is called a "pie hole". The human being is called a "couch potato". [signifies a telephone] That is a device to summon food. [signifies the doorbell] That is one of the many voices of food. [signifies the front door] That is the portal for the passing of food. [signifies a motorcycle] That is one of the many food transportation vehicles. Humans bring the food, take the food, ship the food, they drive the food, they wear the food! [signifies the grill] That gets the food hot! [signifies the cooler] That keeps the food cold! [signifies "turtle piñata"...with candy inside it] That...I'm not sure what that is. [kids break the turtle piñata and Verne yells] Well, what do you know? Food! [signifies table where family prays before dinner] That is the altar where they worship food. [signifies advert for Seltzer] That's what they eat when they've too much food. [signifies treadmill] That gets rid of the guilt so they can eat more food! Food, food, food, food! FOOD!! So, you think they have enough? [everybody nods] Well, they don't. For humans, enough is never enough! And what do they do with the stuff they don't eat? They put it in gleaming, silver cans just for us. [opens the trash cans and knocks them over]
Penny: Sweet Jeepers.
RJ: Dig in! [the animals laugh and cheer while running into the garbage] Hmm? Good, ain't it?

Hammy: Wanna help me find my nuts?
RJ: Very tempting, Hammy. Very tempting, but first, I wanna show you... this! [shows Hammy a cookie] You like this cookie?
Hammy: Oh, ho, ho!
RJ: Well, this cookie's junk! [throws the cookie out]
Hammy: [mournfully] But I like a cookie.
RJ: Easy, easy, don't worry. I know where to find cookies so great, they'll hand delivered by personal owners.

RJ: ...And there they are. America's most coveted cookies. Love Handles, Skinny Mints, Neener-Neeners and Smackeroons. And guess what. They're all yours! [Hammy jumps, but RJ stops him] Whoa, Hamilton. Hold on there, fella. I love your energy, but you just can't take them.
Hammy: But you just said they're mine!
RJ: They will be, if we successfully marry your manic energy to my brilliant plan. You with me, kid?
Hammy: I-I...I-I-I-I...I-I-I-I-I-I–
RJ: The 'ayes' have it. Let's ride.

RJ: Now listen up. What we're going for here is a vicious, man-eating rabid squirrel. Can you handle that?
Hammy: [raises hand] Umm, excuse me.
RJ: Yes...Hammy?
Hammy: Rabbits aren't vicious, they're all cute and cuddly, so...
RJ: "Rabid", not "rabbit".
Hammy: Oohhh... [confused] What?

Verne: [picks up the blue cooler] You're dangerous! You're insane!
Ozzie: Sweet music, I'm going HOME! [coughs] Goodbye, cruel world! [notices the flowerpot on the sidewalk] OHH! OHH! [whispers] Rosebud. [groans as he spins around, then falls on the ground and passes out]
Skeeter: Now can I poke him?
Debbie: NOOO!
Gladys: You see? This is exactly why I called the exterminator, to kill them before they get hurt like this.

[The animals, except Verne, shows RJ a surprise; his new home]
Stella: Check it out. [RJ looks around at some random objects of his new home] Your new home!
Hammy: [gestures at the baby car seat] And look, we got a place for you right here!
RJ: That's for me?
Lou: Yeah, is this anything like what you had, RJ?
RJ: This isn't anything like what I had, Lou.
Hammy: [hands RJ a can of caffeine] Here, I'm not supposed to drink this.
RJ: Thanks. [to Heather, who sits on RJ's bag] Oh. [clears his throat] Is that my bag?
Heather: Yeah, we brought it in here so you wouldn't have to sleep in that old tree.
RJ: Really? Wow.
Bucky: Hey, RJ, check this out! We totally hooked up the TV.
Quillo: I hot-wired the HD converter.
Spike: We get like 1,000 channels!
Heather: Here, can you take the remote before my dad does?
RJ: Wow. A universal remote? This is nice, guys. Really nice. [turns on the TV]
TV Announcer: And now, we return to "A scoundrel among us".
Woman: You should be ashamed of yourself! We let you into our family, and you decived us!
[RJ changes the channel]
Man: I gave you my heart, and then I ripped it into 1,000,000 pieces!
[RJ changes the channel again]
Dr. Dennis: Get real, Kevin. 'Cause when you feel like a dirtbag, it's because you're a dirtbag, right? So just say it out loud, "I am a dirtbag."
Lou: "Dirtbag"? I don't think that guy's a real doctor. What do you think there, RJ? [notices RJ has gone] RJ?

[The animals cleared the way as RJ and Verne fell to the ground. The wagon lands in the front of RJ, Spuddies stacked on each other, then crushed the cooler. RJ was shocked]
RJ: No! No! [covers his mouth]
Lou: Verne! You alright there? Gimme a hand, Oz!
Ozzie: [gets up] Oh, sure, sure.
Penny: What the heck happened?
RJ: It's gone. The food, gone!
Stella: What?
Heather: Gone?
Stella: How's it gone?
RJ: Ask him!! [points at Verne]
Penny: Verne?
Verne: [not sure what he say after what happened] I returned it to it's rightful owner.
Lou and Ozzie: WHAT? [as they drop Verne]
Heather: We like worked our tails off y'know, like a lot! And the food we gathered was totally...you know! And you-you're all whatever!
Ozzie: Yeah, Verne! What were you thinking? The log was full!
Verne: Full of junk! [Ozzie was shocked]
Lou: Oh, so whattaya sayin' there? That the food we gathered our way isn't as good as the food we gathered your way? [he and Ozzie walk away]
Verne: Your way? [referring to RJ] You mean his way. Can't you see RJ's just using you?
Penny: [gasps] Verne! Shame on you! RJ wouldn't do that.
Verne: You have got to trust me on this! [referring to RJ] Don't you understand there's something wrong with this guy? My tail tingles every time I get near him!
Stella: Oh, so we're supposed to go hungry because your butt's vibrating? I'm starting to think that little "tingle" of yours is just you being jealous!
Verne: Jealous? [referring to RJ] Of him?!
Lou: Yeah! [referring to RJ] He's embracing the future there and you're just holding us back!
Verne: [talks back to Lou] Oh, I'll hold you back all right...from extinction! [turns to RJ] See what you've done here? If they listen to half the stuff you're telling them, they'll be dead within a week! You are only interested in taking of them because they are too stupid and naïve to know any better!
Hammy: [having heard what Verne said, he was heartbroken] I'm not stupid...
Verne: [he turns to the animals, who were shocked] Okay, I didn't mean, um...I mean ignorant. To the ways over-over there. C'mon, you guys. You know I didn't mean it like that. [the animals start to walk away] Don't-Don't do this. Stella? Ozzie? [he turns to Hammy] Hammy, you know I didn't... [Hammy pushes Verne's hand away] Hammy?
Hammy: I'm not stupid. [he walks away, as Verne was shocked]
Verne: Please.
[Hammy takes RJ's hand and RJ shakes his head at Verne. as Verne witnessed that, he sighs with grief and sadly begins to walk the other direction]

RJ: [getting out Monopoly game pieces] Now, this is us.
Hammy: Can I be the car?
Bucky: I wanna be the car!
Spike: I'm the car! You be the shoe.
Bucky: Shoe is lame.
Lou: Why don't you be that snazzy lookin' iron there?
RJ: Hey, it's not important! Besides, I'm the car! I'm always the car.

Tiger: Away with your filth!
Stella: My filth? [The animals gasp] My filth?!
Penny: Oh, jeepers, here we go!
Stella: Okay, that's it! I am so sick and tired of everybody taking one look at me and running away because they think I'm filthy! Well, I've got news for you, I didn't get all primped and preened to have some overfed pompous puffball tell me he's too good for me! I got makeup on my butt, dude, and you don't even want to know about the cork!
Tiger: Stop! No one has ever spoken to me like that. [the animals gasp, then it shows Stella scared] It is bold. I like it.
[RJ And Verne smile at each other]

Bucky: What's he gonna do to us, Mama?
Penny: I...I don't know, baby.
Heather: [clutches her arms around Ozzie while locked in a cage, about to be driven off for extermination] I don't wanna die, Dad. Not for real.
Ozzie: There, there, sweetheart. We'll be okay.
[Stella, from her cage holds Hammy's hand, who is in his own cage, scared]
Lou: [to Verne referring to RJ] You were right about him, Verne. We should've listened. Sorry back there.
Verne: No. [sits down] I knew we wouldn't trust him, and I got us into this. I should have known better.

Vincent: Wow.
RJ: Vincent?
Vincent: So, I was just on my way down here to kill you, but I stopped to watch the show and I gotta say...that right there is a thing of beauty. That is the most vicious, deceitful, self-serving thing I've ever seen. [chuckles] Classic, RJ. You take the food and they take the fall. You keep this up, you're gonna end up just like me, having everything you ever wanted.
RJ: But I already had that.
Vincent: What, them? Who are you kidding? You said it yourself, you're a family of one. Always will be. It's how guys like you and me survive. So, a few saps got hurt in the process. Tough, that's life. Trust me, you don't need them. (Do ya?)
RJ: Actually...I do. And right now, they really need me. So I really need this! [takes the wagon with all the food]
Vincent: [enraged] RJ!!

Verne: He's just trying to help us. Just let him in!
Stella: After what he did to us!?
Verne: But he came back.
[Vincent's roar is heard]
Lou: And he brought a bear!
Spike: [while driving the van, the others are arguing] Hey, no fighting while we're driving!
Quillo: We will turn this van around, mister! [the scene shows lou and verne in shock]
Lou: [points at Verne] He started it.

Gladys: Why...Why, That's the-
Dwayne: The Depelter Turbo. Prepare for a lot of stinging!

[bear groans]
Ranger: Here we go. Off to the Rockies for you, Smokey.
Police Officer: Now you do realize that was a Depelter Turbo.
Gladys: Officer, please. It was the Verminator. He sold it to me. This has nothing to do with me.
Police Officer: Hey, hey, it was in your yard, your name's on the contract, so you can tell it to the judge.
Gladys: No, it's not my fault, let go of me...
Police Officer: Ma'am...
Gladys: [yelling] I can't be arrested!
Police Officer: Excuse me...
Gladys: I am president of the Homeowners Association!
Cop: Take her down!
Dwayne: She's getting away! [quietly as she is fighting the police] Get her.
Gladys: My shoes!
Police Officer: Ma'am...
Gladys: Hyah!
Cop: Hey, can I get a little help?
Police Officer: Okay.
[he climbs over a fence and accidently steps on a squeak toy]
Nugent: Play.
Dwayne: Oh, no, no, no, no, no...
[there is a bite heard, Dwayne screams]

Verne: You know, RJ...uh, just for the record, if you had told us that all that food you were trying to get was to pay back an angry bear, we would've given it to you.
RJ: Really?
Verne: Yeah, that's what families do. They look out for each other.
RJ: I never really had anything like that.
Verne: I know, but believe me, this...This is the gateway to the goodlife.
RJ: Really wish you've told me that sooner.
Verne: Well, that's bad communication. Also something families do. So, what do ya say? Wanna be part of it?

[During the credits, When "Rocking the Suburbs" plays in the background]
RJ: That, my friends, is the object of all human attention and devotion, and they call it...a TV.
Quillo: Wicked cool!
RJ: Humans feel an inner need to connect with the world around them.
Lou: That is super-duper.
RJ: They also feel a need to sit on their fat butts, watching TV fulfills both needs at the same time.
Stella: Wow. Interesting.
Penny: Come on, kids! Family time there, in front of the TV! Got your snack food?
Hammy: Buy a vowel! BUY A VOWEL! Buy a "Y", Please buy a "Y"!
Ozzie: I can't find the remote.
Lou: Hey, Spikey, Race Ya!
Ozzie: Has anybody seen the remote?
Heather: Dad, chill.
Stella: I could do a little TV. Today's the day we find out if the baby is gifted or if Saxon is really an alien.
Hammy: Just Like Khan in Star Trek II! The Genesis Project was in the hands of the Enterprise, but Khan had his plan to steal the invention and redo all the life!
Verne:: Well, that was specific.
Hammy: I saw it on TNT, a retrospective.
Heather: Gummy Worm, anybody?
RJ: Let me have one.
Stella: Bucky, pass this to Lou.
Lou: Taste this.
Spikey: Don't you take that.
Verne: This is the perfect food.
RJ: Fat-free cookies? Might as well just be eating dirt.
Hammy: I've had dirt, I don't like dirt, it tastes like dirt!
Heather: Shh! The Show is starting!
[The last part of "Rocking the Suburbs" by Ben Folds continues on the credits]

[Last lines, after the end credits, RJ is fixing the vending machine]
RJ: Wait! Hang on a minute. [all the chip bags fall down and everyone laughs and cheers] Yes, here we go! [as he tries to get all the chips out, the lid is stuck, and the machine doesn't budge]
Hammy: Kinda anticlimactic.
RJ: Shoot!


  • From the creators of Shrek and Madagascar.
  • Get over it.
  • Taking back the neighborhood one snack at a time.
  • Ring Leader (RJ tagline)
  • Shell Shocked (Verne tagline)
  • Nuts! (Hammy tagline)
  • Master Blaster. (Stella tagline)

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