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Writer (WGA):
Denice K. Rice (written by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1997 (USA) See more »
Gunther Wheeler, fourteen, a city tough-guy from New York moves to a small town called Pleasant Valley... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kyle Howard ... Gunther Wheeler

Robert Englund ... Crazy Man Cooper

Travis Wester ... Chad

Chauncey Leopardi ... Charlie
Ethan Glazer ... Andrew
Matthew Ness ... Fish
Bibi Osterwald ... Widow Hansen

Kylee Cochran ... Allison Robbins
Matthew Best ... Gus
Michael 'Mikey' Peterson ... Henry
Eean Crawford ... Leonard

Michael Stephenson ... Luke
Christopher Marsh ... Wylee

Michael Flynn ... Mr. Wheeler
Suzanne Barnes ... Mrs. Wheeler
Braden Powell ... Scooter
Lincoln Anderson ... Mickey
Dennis Saylor ... Mr. Litman
Joey Miyashima ... Milkman
Wes Brewer ... Freddy

Frank Gerrish ... Driver

Directed by
Blair Treu 
Writing credits
Denice K. Rice (written by)

Produced by
David Anderson .... producer
Wayne Allan Rice .... executive producer (as Wayne Rice)
Don Schain .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ray Colcord 
Cinematography by
Brian Sullivan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Blangsted  (as David G. Blangsted)
Casting by
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
Production Design by
Mark Hofeling 
Art Direction by
Ken Diamond 
Costume Design by
Lawane Cole 
Makeup Department
Troy Lunt .... assistant hair stylist
Troy Lunt .... assistant makeup artist
Robin Michelle Patrick .... key hair stylist (as Robin Michelle Stepp)
Robin Michelle Patrick .... key makeup artist (as Robin Michelle Stepp)
Production Management
Shauna Miller .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... first assistant director
Miriam Footer .... second assistant director (as Miriam Epstein)
Win Whittaker .... second second assistant director
Art Department
James Biggs .... additional props
Danny Even .... lead man
Amy Fegely .... art swing gang
Jon Garrard .... art department intern
John Griffiths .... art swing gang
John Harrington .... property master
Blaine Hofeling .... art department intern
Dustin Hoteling .... art department intern
L.S. Prickett .... set dresser
Sabine Werk .... property assistant
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Douglas Cameron .... production sound mixer
Gonzo Cervantes .... adr editor (as Gonzo)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Evelyn Dutton .... foley artist (as Evie Dutton)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr mixer
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Bill Fox .... sound effects editor
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Jeff Heyveld .... foley mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising sound editor
Dan Thomas .... dialogue editor
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer
James Troutman .... dialogue editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
David Yamamoto .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer (uncredited)
Stan Barrett .... stunts (as Stanton Barrett)
Eddie Fiola .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Billy Judkins .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Anderson .... loader
Eric Beck .... grip (as Erick Beck)
Tahlee Booher .... second assistant camera
April Bradley .... best boy electric
Travis Deiner .... additional grip
Ted H. Hauser .... first assistant: Steadicam (as Ted Hauser)
J. Terry Hilton .... gaffer
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip
Shawn Lacy .... best boy grip
Michael Lund .... director of photography: second unit
Tyler Meiners .... dolly grip
Ron Nix .... additional grip
Karen L. Ogle .... still photographer
Steve Olpin .... additional electrician
Steve Olpin .... additional grip
Robert 'Dobber' Price .... additional first assistant camera (as Robert H. Price)
Glade Quinn .... electrician
Sarah Wheat Thomas .... first assistant camera
Gordon Wood .... electrician
Casting Department
Jeff Johnson .... casting: Utah
Emily Klindt .... casting assistant
Ginny Tyler .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary E. Bengele .... costumer
Jennifer Breeden .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Bunnell .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Anya Anderson .... assistant editor
Kelly Edmunds .... second assistant film editor
Randy Lee .... editorial intern
Matt Marxtyyn .... editorial intern
Mato .... color timer (as Mato der Avanessian)
Lori Petersen-Waite .... first assistant film editor (as Lori Petersen)
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Location Management
Suzanne Miller .... assistant location manager
Marshall D. Moore .... location manager
Music Department
Jimmy Bryant .... orchestrator
Avi Kipper .... music recordist
Robin Leishman .... orchestra contractor
Barbara McDermott .... music editor
Blair Sutherland .... assistant music recordist
Transportation Department
Robert C. Alcott .... transportation captain
Michael Allegro .... driver: honeywagon
Jason Emerick .... driver
Ernie Hauff .... driver
Denise Diane Lee .... driver
Doug Nydegger .... driver: camera car
Eric S. Petersen .... driver
Barry Tuttle .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Lincoln Anderson .... stand-in
John Brooks Aspiras .... craft service
Rick Bailey .... security coordinator
Erika Boardman .... script development
Kristi Call .... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Jeff Crane .... production accountant
Shelley Davis .... assistant animal trainer
Ronald H. Green .... set production assistant
Karol Griffiths .... script supervisor (as Karol Siegel)
Jeff Johnson .... extras coordinator
Michael Kiely .... assistant accountant (as Mike Kiely)
Rachel Long .... assistant: Mr. Schain
Elizabeth McMullan .... additional animal trainer
Ryan Miller .... office production assistant
Carl Moelder .... set medic
Richard T. Olson .... office production assistant
Steve Olson .... assistant: Mr. Treu
Heather Seybolt .... office production assistant
Dylan Shephard .... key set production assistant (as Dylan Shepherd)
Amanda Stepp .... stand-in
Janet L. Stott .... production attorney
Jake Strack .... stand-in
Jacqueline Watney .... production coordinator (as Jacqueline Watney Biggs)
Joe Wilkerson .... stand-in
Les Winn .... stand-in
DeAnne Zarkowski .... head animal trainer
Ken Axmaker Jr. .... daily assistant location manager (uncredited)
Erik Liberman .... additional voice talent (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min | USA:105 min | USA:75 min (DVD)
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Continuity: In the scene where the boys are siphoning gas out of the bully's car, there is a shot of the three bullies coming out of the front door of the house. One of them slips on the steps, but the camera cuts to another shot just before we would have seen what was going to be a MAJOR landing on his rear.See more »
Chad:Empty? I just put two bucks in this thing!See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A great family movie of whom we can all relate to, 10 January 2003
Author: Chris Hewitt ( from Brentwood, California

This movie has basically everything that you could ask for in a movie. It has the characters that were introduced in a way that other movies fail to accomplish at. The characters are fully relatable to the audience because they are just like normal people. What I liked about this movie is that it was entertaining. There are some jokes in this movie that were not that bad. The main jokes that are in this movie are jokes that get described and shown to the viewers, rather than just having a fakie one-liner. This movie is a type of adventure movie. It sort of reminds me of the movie "Air Bud", which I liked too. They don't really have much in common, but seem like they were built upon the same basic structure of how the audience sees the characters' perspective.

There was a big variety of people in this movie, making it easy to relate to, like I said. Gunther Wheeler just moved to a small town and thinks it will just be plain boring. He gets a job in a paper route which the movie is centered on as its plot. You learn a few silly facts in this movie, you see how paper gets from the big stack wrapped in twine to your doorstep, and you see what happens to a normal teenager as he goes through a summer thinking it will be totally boring, but then makes a decision in the end which you will find out when you watch the movie. My other favorite part is the adventurous parts that make the plot easy to follow by and fun to watch. I have no dissapointments in this film. I think that Kyle Howard did an excellent job as Gunther, which was not an easy role to master, and playing Crazy Man Cooper, Robert Englund, was also someone to give special attention to.

Basically this movie is everything that you could expect from a non-theatrical movie. It is entertaining to watch for all ages, because like I said, it has a big variety of characters. This movie was accomplished really well and had some hard scenes to shoot, but must have been fun to shoot. All in all, I give this movie a 9 out of 10, for being a well written, typical summertime movie.

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