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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:
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga (Hunchback)
Diane Girard
Stanley Hoyle
Dr. Fisk
Dr. Webster
Judge Ferguson
Bill Morey ...
Dean Crawford
Adrew Block ...
Miles Cohen
Dr. Oberlander
Sam Assaid ...
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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Although the film's original title was "The Hunchback of UCLA," it was actually shot across town at the University of Southern California (UCLA's rival). See more »


Diane Gerard: Ball!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Ball!
Diane Gerard: Good! Bounce the ball!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Bounce ball!
Diane Gerard: Good! Banana! Banana!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Banana!
Diane Gerard: Very good!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Bounce banana!
Diane Gerard: No!
Alex: I hope the next item isn't a hand grenade.
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Against all odds
17 May 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

BMOC is a pretty funny movie. Katz is hysterical as the hunchback. Most of the rest of the cast acts as if they were performing in high school play, but the non-sequiter-spouting Katz makes up for their amateur night antics. Interestingly, this was directed by Jeremy Kagan, who does a lot of TV work (which this sometimes feels like). Kagan's newest movie, made by Paramount for Showtime, is "Bobbie's Girl," a modest heart-tugger about an orphaned boy moving in with his remaining relative, a child-fearing (and cancer-riddled) aunt played by Rachel Ward. Not bad of its kind.

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