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Big Bully (1996)

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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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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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 | Thriller

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

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26 January 1996 (USA)  »

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2 aspondoi filoi  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,085,000 (USA)
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The librarian says that "Green Eggs And Ham" is 8862 days late, which is roughly 24 years and is more accurate than when David tells Victoria that he owes $6886.10 at 5¢ a day; that would be 137722 days or 377 years. He actually owes $443.10 at 5¢ a day (at that time). See more »

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Mr Leary spills a drink over his shirt and a bunch of kids are watching him. The shirt collar of one of them changes from sticking out to tucked in. See more »

Quotes

Roscoe "Fang" Bigger: You were my friend and you betrayed me!
David Leary: You thought we were friends? You beat me up, you humiliated me, I'm 35 years old and I still have nightmares about the fourth grade! That's not what friends do for eachother, a friend is supposed to make you feel good about yourself!
Roscoe "Fang" Bigger: Really? Then you're the best friend I ever had!
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References The War of the Gargantuas (1966) See more »

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(I Want To) Thank You
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Written by Gordon Chambers and Barry Eastmond
Performed by Freddie Jackson
Courtesy of Street Life/Scotti Bros. Records
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Wickedly Funny
20 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Leary was bullied by Rosco Bigger a.k.a. Fang as a kid. He gets even with Rosco the day he rats him out after he stole the "moon rock". Soon enough David gets his chance to really get even when his parents tell him he's moving. Some years later David(played by Rick Moranis) is grown up and has a son. He returns to his hometown and discovers that Rosco(Tom Arnold) grown up too. Rosco remembers David and soon all hell breaks lose.

I don't understand why it is that people hate this movie. Come on, it's hilarious. Tom Arnold has never been funnier. I think it's kind of strange that David was a victim growing up and now his son is a bully and Rosco was a bully growing up and that his son is a victim.

10/10


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