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Sticks & Stones (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | September 1996 (USA)
for three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joey
Max Goldblatt ...
Book
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Mouth
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Hayes
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Joey's Dad
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Dale (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
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Scooter
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Vic (as Bo Jesse Christopher)
Joel Harkham ...
Rusty
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Book's Mom (as Lisa Eichorn)
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Mouth's Mom
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Hayes' Dad
Shelly Lipkin ...
Principal Richard
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for three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.

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Rated PG-13 for irresponsible gun use, vicious bullying and crude language | See all certifications »

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Joey's arm support disappears and then reappears between shots See more »

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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Back in the race
Written by Cal Curtis & Chris Farren
Performed by Chris Farren
Publishers - BMG Careers & MCA Farren Square
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Rubbish, Utter Rubbish.
6 March 2003 | by (Bristol) – See all my reviews

I guess this film served some useful purpose, in that it turned out to be one of the only things the entirety of my house actually agreed on. It is awful. Its complete predictability, its hollow sentimentality, its absolute detachment from reality are all marvels to behold.

The 'bully' is one of the least intimidating characters I have ever seen on film. I completely fail to comprehend just how anyone could feel threatened by such a sweet looking young man. I couldn't give a monkeys whether the main character played baseball ever again and I found the lack of any lifelike character laughable and pitying. The most realistic thing about it was the language, and to all those who complained about this, the truth is out... Kids Swear.


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