Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

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Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then find that Carl is mixed up in a counterfeiting ring that could spell trouble for them too. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.com

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It takes an entire police force to look for an escaped convict...And a group of ten-year-olds to catch him.


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Rated PG for mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Jim Varney's character is seen to be wearing 2 vintage Casio G-Shock watches. 1 being a DW-5900, and the other being a DW-6900. See more »

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Stevie's hair during the treehouse courtroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: [taking off Carl's fake women's eyelashes] What'd you put these on with, airplane glue?
Carl Banks: Ouch! How do I look?
Buddy: Like a movie star.
Carl Banks: Yeah, which one?
Buddy: Ever see Nightmare on Elm Street?
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Don't Mess with Us
Written by Richard Bowers, John DeFaria and T. Lavitz
Performed by Sean Holt
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Awesome Kids Movie
30 December 1999 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

I am the father of a six year old boy and he loves this film. I even like watching it when my son is not with me. I recommend that every parent buy this movie. It will likely be more attractive to boys but I challenge you as a parent to rent it and watch it. It could easily be qualified to be a Disney film (Obviously Disney had nothing to do with it, just that it is a great wholesome movie).


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