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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 ...
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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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1.85 : 1
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The original title for this movie was going to be "A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune." See more »


When Angus is trying on tuxedos for the prom, when the man brings out the purple tuxedo, from the far view look in the mirror. You can see the camera man. 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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Mixed by Rob Cavallo and Jerry Finn
(p) 1995 Warner Bros. Records and Infectious Records, Ltd.
Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI)
Ash appears courtesy of Infectious Records, Ltd.
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What a surprise!
25 March 1999 | by (Somerset, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

My wife and I rented this movie just because we couldn't find anything else at the time, and did we get a surprise! Great, funny movie, anyone should enjoy this one.

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