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Sticks & Stones (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  September 1996 (USA)
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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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Joey
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Book
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Dale (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
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Scooter
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Vic (as Bo Jesse Christopher)
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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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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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People Change
Written by Brian James
Performed by Pure Blue
Publishers - Silva Screen music publishers LTD
Courtesy of SILVA SCREEN RECORDS
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An excellent "sleeper".
22 October 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This movie is an excellent example of film-making on a low budget. Based on the structure of "3 Little Pigs" plus variation, it is well constructed and fairly well cast (the bully, Hayes, is well acted but not really believable. Joey's mother is not believable at all). The story provides excellent opportunities for exploring parental and teenage values. Those that condemn this little gem of a film have, perhaps, a great deal to learn about films and film-making. This is a very useful film in teaching first year students about a variety of aspects of film.

John Hill. Senior Lecturer, Film Video and Multimedia, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa


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