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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  25 August 2006 (USA)
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During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.



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The Forrester family - father Mitch Forrester, mother Helen Forrester, their pre-teen son Billy Forrester and their pre-school son Woody Forrester - have just moved to a new town where Mitch is starting a new job. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. It's worse for Billy as Woody, who is not worried about the move, is at that stage in his life where everything is simple and easy. Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. The altercation involves worms and Billy stating that he eats worms all the time, which leads to all the bullies calling him "Wormboy". As such, Joe bets Billy that he can't eat ten worms (without vomiting), the bet to take place this upcoming Saturday, with the last worm to be consumed by 7pm. Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet. As the bet starts, the only classmate on Billy's side is ... Written by Huggo

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worm | bet | boy | bully | school | See All (14) »


Ein Filmvergnügen für Kinder zum Anbeißen (A film pleasure for children to bite) See more »


Comedy | Family

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

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A skacok meg a kukacok  »

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$4,003,537 (USA) (25 August 2006)


$13,022,756 (USA) (6 October 2006)

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Hallie Kate Eisenberg had to learn archery before filming began. See more »


After worm explodes in microwave, its guts splatter on the glass, and then disappear in next shot. See more »


Mom: Come on! You gotta put on a clean shirt.
Billy: WHAT!
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Silent quote from trailer used: "No worms were harmed in the making of this film." (Shows worm blowing up in microwave.) "Not even this one" See more »


Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »


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Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Mothersbaugh (as Bob Mothersbaugh) and Bob Casale
Produced by Bob Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh
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I was dreading taking my nephews to this movie, as I didn't think it was going to be well done. The kids, ages 6 and 10 were set on seeing it, so I caved. I must admit that it was not nearly as bad as I had thought, but was still a far cry from the book. The movie seemed right on with the 10 year old's understanding and sense of humor. I found that the 6 year old understood what was going on and he was presenting solutions to the issues that were taking place. I eventually had to explain that sometimes the movies don't show the best solutions to the problems because it is more fun to watch what happens if they make the "silly" or "stupid" choices.

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