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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.


Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)


Allan Katz

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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March 1989 (USA) See more »

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The Hunchback of UCLA See more »

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Although the film's original title was "The Hunchback of UCLA," it was actually shot across town at the University of Southern California (UCLA's rival). See more »


Taxi Driver: You talk funny!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: You talk funny too! Where are you from?
Taxi Driver: Transylvania!
Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga: That's where Pittsburgh is.
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Referenced in Road Trip: Big Man on Campus (2006) See more »


Wild Child
Performed by Brent Bourgeois
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Big Man On Campus is one of the funniest movies ever made in the 80's
30 January 1999 | by JoJo-31See all my reviews

Big Man On Campus is one of the funniest movies ever made in the 80's. I remember when I first saw it along with my family in 1992 that I loved it. Now when I talked with a couple of my friends at school about it, they've seen it too. Now, after years of not watching it and going crazy, I finally got a chance to watch it again with my church youth. Some thought it was funny while others thought that it was crude, and I have to agree on some parts especially when Tom Skerrit talks about Cathy being Bob's way of masturbating or something like that. Plus, my church youth and I will never (at least me and a couple of others) forget the part when Bob was naming body parts to Diane Gerard and asked what part was his private and she said "oh, boy." Well, Bob thought "Oh, boy," was the name and started saying "oh, boy," over. That was so hilarious. If you haven't seen this movie, then you don't know what you are missing.

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