Angus (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 September 1995 (USA)
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuxedo Salesman
Meg Bethune
Science Teacher
Salim Grant ...
Epatha Harris ...
Ellen, Election Girl
Steven Hartman ...
Rick - Age 11
Robin Lynn Heath ...
Jody Cole
Grant Hoover ...
Angus - Age 8
Evan Kaufman ...
Alex Immergluch
Mr. Stoff
Michael McLeod ...
Rick - Age 8


Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the school) that he is chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball. The only one not surprised is the cool-kid who set him up to fail, but Angus' best friend is going to help him win the heart of Melissa by developing a new look for him. Written by Michael Silva <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some coarse adolescent language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angus - O Comilão  »

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Box Office


$4,821,759 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shots in front of the school and at the football game were shot at Owatonna High School in Owatonna, Minnesota. The marching band playing during the opening credits is the actual Owatonna High School Marching Band. See more »


In the opening football scene, when Angus makes a tackle, the football clearly falls to the ground. In the next shot, it is still seen soaring through the air. See more »


[first lines]
Angus: My mother named me after my father, Angus; a cow's name, which didn't help matters much, because I was a big kid. My mother was in labor with me for two days, but it was my father who died during child birth. He had a heart attack waiting for her to deliver, but this wasn't really my problem. In fact, I perceived my family situation as relatively normal, until I began to collect expert opinion around kindergarten.
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Performed by Squeeze
Written by Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
Produced by John Wood and Squeeze
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Squeeze appears courtesy of A & M Records
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What an underrated great movie!
5 January 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Angus, this is one of my favorite movies. It has such a good story, and the actors were picked perfectly. The first time I saw this, I was amazed! I said "That was great." The story of being brave and living with the life you have taught a good lesson. Charlie Talbert Was great for Angus, as was George C. Scott for Ivan. Ivan was part of the comedy, as was Troy. James Van Der Beek was perfect for Rick Sanford, and Ariana Richards was well-picked for Melissa. The story made me think. I liked how it was through the thoughts of someone who was unpopular, and was picked on and had jokes played on him. I liked how his Grandpa told him to "screw em!" And I also liked at the dance how Angus told Rick off, that was a good scene, and the rest of this movie was just as well, filled with laughs, and pity for Angus and Troy. This is a great movie to see. I definitely recommend it for anyone! 9/10!

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