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Big Man on Campus (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | March 1989 (USA)
In this version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a hunchback is found living in the bell tower of UCLA. He is put on trial and made to go through tests. One of the research doctors falls for him, and he falls for her in the end.


(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Hoyle
Judge Ferguson
Bill Morey ...
Dean Crawford
Adrew Block ...
Miles Cohen
Dr. Oberlander
Sam Assaid ...
Steven Barr ...
First Reporter
Catherine Bergstrom ...
Lady with Child
Nat Bernstein ...


A suspicious hunchback is spying through a scope on the UCLA campus from a tower which he makes his home out of, when his eye catches a beautiful girl. He lustfully keeps his eye on her until he sees her being violently pushed away while trying to stop a guy from beating up her boyfriend. This makes the hunchback mad and he makes himself known by swinging from a rope Tarzan style onto the campus and attacks the man who pushed the girl away. The hunchback is later taken into custody by campus officials and is later examined by the campus professors, Cathy, the beautiful girl, and Alex, her boyfriend. While on a ride back to the campus, the hunchback escapes the police car and is being chased by Alex, Cathy, and one of the professors riding along with them, Dr. Webster. He leads the trio to his tower and shows them the whole place. Dr. Webster then feels that it's best for him to stay there and he, along with Cathy, asks Alex to stay with the hunchback. After a long argument, Alex ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Fantasy


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March 1989 (USA)  »

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Hunchback  »

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The song Wild Child is performed by Brent Bourgeois. The movie version of the song cannot be found anywhere online. The only know version of this song is found on YouTube. This version of the song can be found on YouTube by searching: Wild Child - Brent Bourgeois (Big Man On Campus Forgotten Song ) See more »


Dr. Webster: Now I think the first thing we should do is pick out a name for you and I think that you should pick it. Do you know what you want your name to be? What?
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Judy Finkel!
Dr. Webster: Judy Finkel is a nice name, but it's a woman's name.
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Okay!
Dr. Webster: No, it's not okay! You really should have a man's name. Now I want you to think of a man's name, something that suits you.
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: William F. Buckley!
Dr. Webster: There already is a William F. Buckley.
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Okay! William G. Buckley!
Dr. Webster: I think you should have your own name, a name that's not like a ...
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References Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »


Wild Child
Performed by Brent Bourgeois
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16 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film has some funny and touching moments, but it's only sporadically truly inspired. Allan Katz gives a very good performance as the title character, and it's a role that must have been more difficult and demanding that it appears at first. However, as others have said, Corey Parker's sub-Woody Allen puns are self-conscious and annoying. An OK film to watch, but the story just seems to go on and on and on...long after you're ready for it to end. (**)

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