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Contest (2013)

PG | | Drama, Family | 5 October 2013 (USA)
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A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Prylek
Tommy Dolen
'Gran' Angela Maria Tucci
Sarah O'Malley
Kyle Prylek
Talon G. Ackerman ...
Will Terkin
Philip King
Bobby Butler
Kelley Missal ...
Anya Bartosh
Jake Schwencke ...
Quigs (as Jake Evan Schwencke)
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Dan Fabi ...


Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it's so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he's not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some bullying, rude humor and language

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A number of the actors and crew have been involved in anti-bullying efforts around the country prior to being attached to Contest. See more »


Tommy Dolen: MY FACE?NOTHING.actually I took on fifty guys at school who wanted to ask you out!
Sarah O'Malley: UH,HUH!
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Wishing Well
Written by Daniel Flaherty & Michael Onufrak
Produced by Michael Onufrak
Recorded & Mixed at The End Studios
Published by Onufrak Music Inc.
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A emotional & uplifting effort
10 January 2014 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

Contest is an entertaining and satisfying look into the bully and the bullied. The rolls of, and the exchanges between characters are eye-opening portrayals of everyday people that I knew growing up. I think everyone knows and can identify with a character in the story that represents the feelings they had as a youth or adolescent... along with the awkward, confusing yet often beautiful emotions that they conjure. I wish this movie were around when my kids were younger, as I feel they could have benefited from seeing it. If you have teenagers, try to get this in front of them. It would be helpful, I believe, to show this film on a class-wide or school-wide level so kids could watch it together.

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