Fudge (1995–1997)
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Peter Hatcher and his family are going on vacation in Maine. Only problem: Peter's nemesis Sheila Tubman will also be there along with her family! And as if that wasn't bad enough, Peter's ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Judy Blume (novel), Bob Clark (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Darren McGavin ... Buster
Florence Henderson ... Muriel
Jake Richardson ... Peter
Eve Plumb ... Ann
Forrest Witt Forrest Witt ... Warren
Shirley Knight ... Mrs. A
Alex Karras ... Big A
Luke Tarsitano Luke Tarsitano ... Fudge
Nassira Nicola Nassira Nicola ... Sheila
Alex Burrall Alex Burrall ... Jimmy
Jessie Jones Jessie Jones ... Jean
Marvin Krueger Marvin Krueger ... Buzz
Maritess Villatuya Maritess Villatuya ... Izzy
Shaina Swanson Shaina Swanson ... Mitzi
Troy Evans ... Bicycle Bob
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Peter Hatcher and his family are going on vacation in Maine. Only problem: Peter's nemesis Sheila Tubman will also be there along with her family! And as if that wasn't bad enough, Peter's 5 year-old brother Fudge wreaks havoc with a little girl who lives next door to them at their vacation house. Based on the popular book of the same name by Judy Blume, it recaps all the exciting moments, from when Dad falls off the boat, Peter meets his baseball idol, and even the climatic moment when Peter's grandmother and Sheila's grandfather get married! Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fudge-A-Mania See more »

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Amblin Entertainment See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Peter Hatcher: [groaning despairingly as he is out after he finally gets a hit at the baseball game] Oh, no! Thrown out by my grandmother! My own grandmother had thrown me out at first base! Oh, noooooooooooo!
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Above average children's adaptation.
23 January 2003 | by mattstengelSee all my reviews

When I was in my elementary years (which was the early to mid 1990's) I had discovered some truly unique books in Judy Blume's "Fudge" series which started with "Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing". For the time in my life, I enjoyed each of these novels about growing up, siblings, and gender wars. Fudge-A-Mania, which is a television film adaptation of the final book in the series, is definitely worth viewing for the younger audiences.

Bob Clark directs a film which is reminiscent of his neo-classic "A Christmas Story". The script for FAM was not terrible, counting it was adapted from a national author's book. The movie itself appealed to the younger audience but without having to resort to cheap, gimmicky or "popular" comedy (ahem...Kangaroo Jack). Darren McGavin is again put into the role of the old-but-wise character and performs admirably. The child actors, namely Jake Richardson and Luke Tarsitano each do a decent job of portraying their respectable characters; Richardson plays the pre-teen male and Tarsitano as the annoying little brother.

So if you are looking for some good, clean, half decent entertainment for your children, you cannot go wrong with Fudge-A-Mania. And for their reading pleasures I recommend any of the titles in Judy Blume's "Fudge" series which include "Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing", "SuperFudge" and "Fudge-a-Mania".


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