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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

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Matt Prylek
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Tommy Dolen
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'Gran' Angela Maria Tucci
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Sarah O'Malley
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Kyle Prylek
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Will Terkin
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Ned
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Rip
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Philip King
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Bobby Butler
Kelley Missal ...
Anya Bartosh
Jake Schwencke ...
Quigs (as Jake Evan Schwencke)
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Joe
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Abby Peerson
Dan Fabi ...
Dennis
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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 »

Quotes

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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There Is An Answer
Performed by A Great Big World
Written by Ian Axel & Chad Vaccarino
Produced & Mixed by Dan Romer
Published by Ian Axel/BMI & Chad Vaccarino/BMI
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Circumstances create an alliance between teens who go on to grow and develop empathy.
12 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very well done movie. I watched this with my grandchildren who liked the movie very much. The message was loud and clear and finely portrayed by an ensemble of good actors who were very appealing. I highly recommend this for ages 6 through teens. The end of the film was impressive as it showed both of the main characters had experienced changes and matured through the process of getting to know one another. Although I have watched many movies with my grandkids, I had never seen any of the actors before. It's clear that many of them are going on to careers that will give them more and more exposure. The movie was well directed by this first-time director and is to be applauded.


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