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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Family  -  5 October 2001 (USA)
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Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

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Max Keeble is a nice, quiet teenager, whose idea of 'superhero-requiring' danger is braving Evil Ice Cream Man who blames him for a health complaint from ma Lily. She spent six years on just the right interior and now hears from dad Don Keeble, a wimp whose 'career' in commercial publicity still only got him wearing sly costumes, a promotion requires the family to move to Chicago. Initially Max just hates giving up his high-school friends, a fatso and a music-maniac, but when their former friend Troy McGinty picks on them with his new image as bully realizes leaving means he can't be punished after Friday, and plans an orgy of revenge. Max's targets include the arrogant new principal, Elliot T. Jindraike, who spends the school budget on a new sports stadium to flatter the inspector, Superintendant Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth, and even plants to tear down the animal shelter. When it's all in motion, dad suddenly announces he has taken Max's first advice and turned down the promotion! Written by KGF Vissers

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school | moving | principal | revenge | bully | See more »

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His World. His Rules. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Rated PG for some bullying and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,377,958 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$17,292,381 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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Cameo: Adam Lamberg. He was Gordo in the Disney Channel show, Lizzie McGuire. See more »

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When Max walks out of the assembly room with trash all over him, Robe grabs a single noodle from Max's ear (16:48). In the next shot we see that Robe has many noodles wrapped around his fingers (16:51). See more »

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Troy McGinty: I pound on kids. That's what I do, that's what I do! You know what they call me up there?
[the school nurse nods her head no]
Troy McGinty: The MacGoogler.
[Troy then sobs]
School Nurse: Troy, easy. Now, I'd like to take you through a childhood regression process. It may bring up some unpleasant memories... but I think you'll find it helpful in the end. All righty?
Troy McGinty: Mmm-hmm.
School Nurse: [reveals Troy the MacGoogles doll] Now, give Mr. MacGoogles a hug.
Troy McGinty: [acting frightened] Aah! Aah! He's gonna eat me!
[then sobs again]
School Nurse: We've got some work ...
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During the end credits, the McGoogles TV show theme song plays in the background. See more »

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Hey Baby
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Courtesy of Palm
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8 August 2013 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

As the last day of my 2013 summer vacation, my program was to watch "Todo sobre mi madre" as Penelope is the actress of my heart. But after a deep inspection of my parental DVDs, I realize that they didn't have it. Sad as never, I started to zap the TV and this kid movie picked my interest: it was funny, speedy and above all, the directing was very inventive and talented. In short, it was a bit like one of my favorite show, "Parker lewis" but not set in high school but in elementary school instead! As I missed the beginning, I waited less than one hour (reading the Jedi making-of paperback) and I caught it for good at the Disney+1 channel.

It was indeed a great movie: the kids were very good as well as the adult cast. It will be interesting to discover what career they will finally built! Maybe the characters are unidimensional but at least, they pick the right people for the job: the director is ridiculous, Amber is a sexy science teacher, and the terror of teens in the Shameless show is indeed the terror of the playground!

The story was interesting for me as I have always liked the ones that depict school like a fantastic universe where everything can happen and where we can share experience with wonderful supportive friends. Like the above mentioned Parker Lewis, it's exactly the thing here and around this, there is really a plot: everything can explode as the boy leaves town but he must finally be responsible after all! In fact, the movie deals wisely with a lot of values: friendship, parenthood, school finances. But it's not heavy as things are always depicted with fun.

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