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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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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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A superb story of school bullying that shows the true emotions that children go through
6 February 2002 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

I caught the film on TV by accident and couldn't pull myself away. I ended up watching it to the end which finished around 3am. I was suprized by the amount of gritty violence and language it included but at the same time became engrossed in 3 young boy's lives.

I thought the film was made perfectly to reflect on the life of school children who are bullied and ignored by the rest of the world. Kids go home crying and parents never have a 'real' idea of what happened. A punch, kick or even something like name-calling is what they will presume but "Sticks & Stones" shows it all. The violence, embarrassment, fear and the friendship of what happens in children's lives.

It was both a feel good and think about film. At times I found myself wanting to hold a gun to Hayes' head but later on wanted to comfort him.

An excellent film without a doubt, one that makes you think about life...


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