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Angus (1995)

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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

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

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 <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For everyone on the outside looking in... your moment has arrived!

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Comedy | Drama

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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

Gross:

$4,821,759 (USA)
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Trivia

Weezer was asked to write a song inspired by this film and Rivers Cuomo read the script and wrote two songs: "Wanda" in which he sings from a first persons point of view with lyrics such as: "my mom drives a big rig, and my daddy's gay" which referenced the the original script, and "You Gave Your Love to me Softly". Only the latter was used. See more »

Goofs

After Angus drops Melissa at her house, they are talking. Every time the camera angle changes, his hair is in a different style. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Washing Of the Water
Performed by Peter Gabriel
Written by Peter Gabriel
(p) Real World Music Ltd.
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21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is an excellent example of the pressures of High School hierarchy. It is realistic and very funny! It has been one of my favorite movies for a long time now and I still am not tried of it. Kathy Bates and George C. Scott (as usual) display their versatile abilities as their hilarious characters trying to cope with Angus' (Charlie Talbert) problems with him as much as work out their own issues. Of all the High School teen flicks, I believe this to be the most dramatic and sophisticated in storyline. James Van Der Beek plays the classic quarterback that everyone has met before and just loves to hate. Angus has always thought that the key was to be more like Rick (Van Der Beek) but then realizes that he truly needs to be himself. As it turns out, Angus' chelating crush, Melissa (Ariana Richards), is just as frightened of other people as Angus is. As a cruel joke, Angus is nominated to be Winter King at their school. Angus realizes the intentions behind the nomination and turns the situation into a positive experience. This movie is full of humor, classic characters we all knew and underwear up the flagpole. I deeply recommend this film. Enjoy!


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