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Big Bully (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller  |  26 January 1996 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
David Leary
Rosco Bigger - Fang
Tony Pierce ...
Principal Kokelar
Harry Waters Jr. ...
Justin Jon Ross ...
Young David
Michael Zwiener ...
Young Fang


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 <>

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A comedy for the kid in all of us.


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


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$4,085,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rick Moranis' character is a single parent in this movie. Coincidentally, Rick Moranis was a single parent during the making of this movie. See more »


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 »


[Viewing a small moon rock]
David: [sarcastically] That's it? Nice rock.
Guard: Move it, smartass!
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


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Written by Charles Alexander Adams, Lamont Alexander Adams & Leo Fox
Courtesy of Street Life/Scotti Bros. Records
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Poignant and funny.
21 October 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Big Bully is a film filled with laughter and tears. It's the story of a man who loses his family and finds himself in the process. It's about choices, how the small decisions we make can affect us for the rest of our lives. Not for fans of Stephen King.

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