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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

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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Comedy | Family

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

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,003,537, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,022,756, 8 October 2006
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Trivia

Erika's house was the same house used for the scene Joe and Nigel were talking in at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Goofs

After eating the spicy worm at Twitch's house, all the boys are waiting outside and Twitch runs out, slams the door, turns the lock and says: "No more cooking in my house!" Doors don't lock from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Get away Erika, you big giant.
[all the other guys make noises in the background, while Erika storms away, clearly upset]
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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 »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »

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Rocket Full of Power
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Robert Mothersbaugh (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Performed by The Wipeouters
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Very good movie for the family
29 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I sat with my children as we watched this film. We all found it to be a very entertaining movie.

When Billy goes to a new school, a fifth grade bully starts stuff with him and this is what leads to the eating of worms.

A bet is made and Billy has only so much time to eat 10 worms or else. From this point the bully and his friends try to come up with nasty ways to cook, fry or bake the worms to try and get Billy sick so that he will lose the bet.

Billy stays strong and eats his way into becoming liked more and more by everyone, even the bullies friends.

I wont tell you if he wins the bet or not...you will just need to watch it to find out but I will think that if you like good family movies you will like this one.

P.S. Let me add that this movie is not just for boys, I have all daughters and they really liked it a lot.


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