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
The film was like many at the time of its release, a box office flop because of the timing of its release, it was released less than a month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the entire nation was still in a state of shock and grief and movie ticket sales were at an all time low. See more »
On Max's first day of school, he gets to school by bus. After school, he walks from the school to the Animal Shelter. After he is doing visiting the animals and trainers at the Animal shelter, we see Max is biking home. How does he have his bike with him if he took the bus to school, then decided to walk home after the animal shelter visit? Where/how did he suddenly get his bike to school & the animal shelter if he took the bus to school? See more »
Do you mind if I hang here for a while, because there's some people after me. I did some stuff. Yeah, you probably... Yeah I'm really sorry about the cafeteria. But Jindraike has no right to do what he's doing, and now my friends are gonna get whaled on because of me, and I can't do anything about it.
Any kid can make a mess. Takes a man to clean it up.
[leaves, Max sits alone in the janitor's office]
It took a man with a plunger to make me realize that I had to do something. I ...
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During the end credits, the McGoogles TV show theme song plays in the background. See more »
I must say, I enjoyed this movie when I was 8, and still feel the same way right now at the age of 16. This is a movie that the whole family should see! Not only will kids and teens find it funny, adults will find it funny due to some of its adult humor. The film stars "Drake & Josh"'s Josh Peck, "Snow Day"'s Zena Grey, SNL's Nora Dunn, and "Home Alone 3"'s Alex D. Linz in the title role. Again, many kids might not get some of the risqué humor, but the adults will. So, when you're having a family movie night and can't possibly think of a movie, get this one. You'll love it! This film is also very coming of age for most younger viewers, but that won't be too much of an issue with them.
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