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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

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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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His World. His Rules. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7th Grade Heart Attack  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$17,292,381 (USA) (22 February 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Max's flashback towards how the Bullies were plaguing the school, there was a brief scene where Megan tells Dobbs that she keeps her money in a piggy bank that "looks just like you." This was left over from a deleted scene where Dobbs tries to get Megan to give him her lunch money, but then she refuses (by sarcastically telling him the above line), which then results in him stealing her clarinet from the locker as retaliation. See more »


Before Troy throws Max into the mud, they take a picture (13:49), which would make a hilarious article, except the camera lens cap is on (compare with 17:32, 46:11 or 50:50 where reflections are visible in the lens). See more »


Principal Jindraike: Stop smiling! This isn't a happy place.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the McGoogles TV show theme song plays in the background. See more »


References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream
Written by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King
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21 October 2001 | by (Gainesville, FL - U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Take it easy, folks !! This is only a MOVIE, and this one is intended to be a fanciful exaggeration from the word go. I took my 11 yo son to see it, and he had no problem understanding that.

Isn't this movie supposed to be an extreme comic view of the unfair world of junior high from an underdog's point of view? Think of The Three Stooges - did anybody take their scripts to task? No, but everybody LAUGHED!

Better judgment triumphs in the end in most respects, in Max Keeble's Big Move. And Max earns respect not because he's the toughest, but because his turnabout beats the bullies at their own game, and because he won't let his buddies take the rap alone.

This movie, and Shrek, See Spot Run, Cats & Dogs, and Spy Kids, are some of the most enjoyable movies I have seen in the last 10 months. Not since "What Women Want" or "The Brothers" have I seen an adult movie that was near as funny as any of these kiddie movies. (Okay, add in "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou".)

I only hope that overly critical attitudes aren't congenital.

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