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Big Bully (1996)

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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

Kirby puts drops in his ear during class. There are four shots of him at his desk. In one of them, the bright green pen is missing from his desk. See more »

Quotes

Fang: Drink your juice yet?
David: No, why?
Fang: 'Peed in it.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Do You Think You Are
Performed by Smooth & Direct with Nickel
Written by Fred L. Pittman, John Lewis Parker, Ninno Bobo & Rick Appling
Courtesy of P.A.R. Records and Morgan Creek Records
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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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