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Angus (1995)

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title for this movie was going to be "A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune." 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

In the TNT version, there is an extended scene in which Melissa talks to Angus about being his date for the Freshman Winter Ball. This occurs right after Angus discovers he is the Winter Ball King, and he is talking in the hallway with Troy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in BMX XXX (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That Unusual
Performed by Goo Goo Dolls
Written by Johnny Rzeznik (as John Rzeznik)
Produced by Lou Giordano
(p) 1995 Warner Bros./Metal Blade
Goo Goo Dolls appears courtesy of Warner Bros./Metal Blade
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a truly memorable film...
26 January 1999 | by gwen-13See all my reviews

Angus was a wonderful movie. it followed the most basic of plot lines, but what i loved about it was the acting, writing, and directing, because those were what made Angus extraordinarily good and unique. chris owen was a triumph, and let's not even talk about charlie talbert. Angus also has a quality to it that was very reminiscent of the story it was based on. the exchanges between Angus and Troy were literally the best i've ever seen. they are truly the original dynamic duo of disaster. with luck, other characters hoping to achieve that particular brand of fame will be measured against them for years to come. ps: read the short story if you haven't. pps: james van der beek gave a great (though small) performance, very uncharacteristic of "the kid's movie villain".


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