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Angus (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Writers:

Chris Crutcher (short story), Jill Gordon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry Anzilotti ... Tuxedo Salesman
Kathy Bates ... Meg Bethune
Robert Curtis Brown ... Alexander
Kevin Connolly ... Andy
Tony Denman ... Kid
Yvette Freeman ... Science Teacher
Salim Grant Salim Grant ... Mike
Epatha Harris Epatha Harris ... Ellen, Election Girl
Steven Hartman Steven Hartman ... Rick - Age 11
Robin Lynn Heath Robin Lynn Heath ... Jody Cole
Grant Hoover Grant Hoover ... Angus - Age 8
Evan Kaufman Evan Kaufman ... Alex Immergluch
James Keane ... Coach
Irvin Kershner ... Mr. Stoff
Michael McLeod Michael McLeod ... Rick - Age 8
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Storyline

Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the school) that he is chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball. The only one not surprised is the cool-kid who set him up to fail, but Angus' best friend is going to help him win the heart of Melissa by developing a new look for him. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Taglines:

For everyone on the outside looking in... your moment has arrived!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some coarse adolescent language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angus - O Comilão See more »

Filming Locations:

Stillwater, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,821,759
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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Rizer was the center snapping the ball to Rick Sanford See more »

Goofs

After Angus drops Melissa at her house, they are talking. Every time the camera angle changes, his hair is in a different style. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Angus: My mother named me after my father, Angus; a cow's name, which didn't help matters much, because I was a big kid. My mother was in labor with me for two days, but it was my father who died during child birth. He had a heart attack waiting for her to deliver, but this wasn't really my problem. In fact, I perceived my family situation as relatively normal, until I began to collect expert opinion around kindergarten.
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Alternate Versions

The cable television version on TNT contains many deleted scenes not shown on the theatrical version including:
  • Extended dialogue between Angus and Troy in the locker room.
  • Scene with Angus helping his grandfather move some of his stuff to April's house.
  • Scene with Angus talking with his grandfather and April at April's house. The scene also shows the grandfather's dance move "the irish swoon" which is described to Angus earlier in the film.
  • Extended scene where Angus goes to the dancing lesson, including Angus and Troy commenting on the teachers good looks.
  • Scene with Angus and his mom eating Hagandaas ice cream in the kitchen where they talk about the upcoming dance.
  • Extended scene where Angus is trying on suits.
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

J.A.R.
Performed by Green Day
Words by Mike Dirnt
Music by Green Day
Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Engineered by Kevin Army
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Movie about my life
16 July 2006 | by bujinbudokaSee all my reviews

Of all things, in my freshman year of high school this movie came out and I was stunned. It was about a guy whose own life mirrored my own I just got up and applauded (literally) through the whole thing. Angus was me in school, right down to his geeky friend/sidekick. I was a different kind of person from the rest of the crowd. I was big, and smart, kept to myself mostly but that was so I didn't get into trouble. The biggest difference? I have Tourrette's Syndrome, and was only beginning to show the major ticks associated with it when this movie came out. It was nice to see that people like me could be shown on the big screen in so positive a way. So of course I had to write a review on it here.

The movie is about a fat kid, who like me was good at science and fair at football (though I truly despise football, thanks Coach!) who has a single mom and lives with his grandfather, both played marvelously by Cathy Bates and George C. Scott. Angus wants to get with the popular chick, who just happens to be dating his arch-rival in school that has suffered numerous broken noses over the years from Angus' wrath.

You grow to love his grandad who gives him advice on how its OK to be different, to just "Screw 'em!" If you're looking for a realistic movie about high school and you were different from the rest of the crowd like I was, then Angus is your movie. And his mom, once more like me, seems to be one of the only people who truly ever understand him. Top it all off with his big science project to be able to attend the Magnet School in town, and you've got something spectacular! Add the soundtrack for extra points and I give it a 10 out of 10! "Go for it Angus!" God, I love that line!


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