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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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 | 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)

Gross:

$4,085,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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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When the bully Fang falls off the waterfall he is holding a piece of a broken branch in his left hand. In the next shot the branch in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[Concerning the cafeteria food]
David Leary: What is this?
Clark: Hot Dish.
David Leary: What's Hot Dish?
Clark: Well, last week we had lasagna, then it become spaghetti and when it's finally unrecognizable, they call it Hot Dish.
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References All Monsters Attack (1969) 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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pretty good
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why people hated this I found it funny and a entertaining story, Rick Moranis as the runt and Tommy Arnold as Big Bully were great. I only question the ending it could have been better, but you can't complain too much, I would rent Big Bully for some laughs and to take you back in the day when you were kids.


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