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A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Leary
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Rosco Bigger - Fang
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Victoria
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Faith
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Art
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Clark
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Betty
Tony Pierce ...
Ulf
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Principal Kokelar
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Ben
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Kirby
Harry Waters Jr. ...
Alan
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Gerry
Justin Jon Ross ...
Young David
Michael Zwiener ...
Young Fang
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Storyline

David Leary was bullied by Rosco when he was in elementary school. But he got even on the day his parents moved out of town. Now twenty years later, David, who is a successful writer, is invited back to his home town to teach. Everything is great until Rosco, who is still in town, recognizes him. Now suddenly someone is playing mean practical jokes on him. Isn't David a little too old to be running to the Principal saying "Rosco's picking on me." ? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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A comedy for the kid in all of us.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mean-spirited pranks, some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2 aspondoi filoi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,085,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

When David climbs the rope in the gym to hide from Fang he is at the top of the rope but when Fang finds him he climbs higher by several feet after Fang sets the rope on fire. See more »

Quotes

Young Fang: Hi Davy. Thought you were pretty funny this morning didn't ya?
Young David: What are you talking about?
Young Fang: The spelling bee. Mrs. Fitsimonds let you pick the words, and you picked USSR and everybody laughed when I got it wrong.
Young David: I make the same mistake myself. Is it one S or two?
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin' On
Performed by Rich McCready
Written by Brian Dean Maher, Rich McCready, Kevin Hurley, David Ingram
Courtesy of Magnatone Records, Ltd.
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Watchable... just
22 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I like this film. Not that the plot, acting, script, etc. would worry any kind of awards ceremony on a bad year because they are pretty awful. It's just that the film is watchable at 2am when you need to be bored to sleep by a sappy American movie. That's all I can say about it.

The plot is so transparent and formulaic that a five-year-old could have told you the ending, and has more holes than fine lace. The acting is notably bad on all counts. When the established leads get upstaged by an unknown 10 year-old you have to worry. Rick Moranis plays his usual weedy character and Tom Arnold plays his childhood bully. Not challenging parts and this shows; they aren't even trying.

I, like many others, was bullied at school and found the story interesting in that it showed both sides but the cheezy(TM) subplot involving their children was forced and let down the one saving grace.

All in all, I give this film 2/5. Watchable but certainly not worth missing anything else for.


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