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Big Man on Campus (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | March 1989 (USA)
In this version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a hunchback is found living in the bell tower of UCLA. He is put on trial and made to go through tests. One of the research doctors falls for him, and he falls for her in the end.

Director:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

Allan Katz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Katz Allan Katz ... Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga (Hunchback)
Corey Parker ... Alex
Cindy Williams ... Diane Girard
Melora Hardin ... Cathy
Gerrit Graham ... Stanley Hoyle
Jessica Harper ... Dr. Fisk
Tom Skerritt ... Dr. Webster
John Finnegan ... Judge Ferguson
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Dean Crawford
Adrew Block Adrew Block ... Miles Cohen
Armin Shimerman ... Dr. Oberlander
Sam Assaid Sam Assaid ... Server
Steven Barr Steven Barr ... First Reporter
Catherine Bergstrom Catherine Bergstrom ... Lady with Child
Nat Bernstein Nat Bernstein ... Bailiff
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A suspicious hunchback is spying through a scope on the UCLA campus from a tower which he makes his home out of, when his eye catches a beautiful girl. He lustfully keeps his eye on her until he sees her being violently pushed away while trying to stop a guy from beating up her boyfriend. This makes the hunchback mad and he makes himself known by swinging from a rope Tarzan style onto the campus and attacks the man who pushed the girl away. The hunchback is later taken into custody by campus officials and is later examined by the campus professors, Cathy, the beautiful girl, and Alex, her boyfriend. While on a ride back to the campus, the hunchback escapes the police car and is being chased by Alex, Cathy, and one of the professors riding along with them, Dr. Webster. He leads the trio to his tower and shows them the whole place. Dr. Webster then feels that it's best for him to stay there and he, along with Cathy, asks Alex to stay with the hunchback. After a long argument, Alex ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Fantasy

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunchback of UCLA See more »

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The song Wild Child is performed by Brent Bourgeois. The movie version of the song cannot be found anywhere online. The only know version of this song is found on YouTube. This version of the song can be found on YouTube by searching: Wild Child - Brent Bourgeois (Big Man On Campus Forgotten Song ) See more »

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Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: Here's money! You keep dogs for Bob, okay?
Taxi Driver: Sure, but with money like this, I'll keep them till the cows come home.
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: From where?
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Two Faces!
13 December 2005 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Big Man on Campus is a forgettable but pleasant little retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's pleasant because it's witty and silly and no one could get mad at Bob Maloogaloogaloogalooga (How many "loogas" are there supposed to be, anyway?). It's forgettable because other than some of the goofy stuff that the hunchperson says, there's not a single situation or person that really sticks to your memory.

BMOC was recommended to me by a good friend some ten years ago. She thought it was hilarious, and it is for someone in the mood for, well, this movie. The weakness in the movie is that it fairly reeks of B-movie, bottom of the bill, late-night-on-Cinemax-before-the-porn-lite starts.

Oh, well. If you find it and you have 90+ minutes to blow, why not. Just remember that when you get hungry and you order out for fried chicken, get the Two-Face meal.


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