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Big Bully (1996)

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A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

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Steve Miner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... David Leary
Tom Arnold ... Rosco Bigger - Fang
Julianne Phillips ... Victoria
Carol Kane ... Faith
Jeffrey Tambor ... Art
Curtis Armstrong ... Clark
Faith Prince ... Betty
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Ulf
Don Knotts ... Principal Kokelar
Blake Bashoff ... Ben
Cody McMains ... Kirby
Harry Waters Jr. ... Alan
Stuart Pankin ... Gerry
Justin Jon Ross ... Young David
Michael Zwiener Michael Zwiener ... Young Fang
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Storyline

David Leary was bullied by Rosco when he was in elementary school. But he got even on the day his parents moved out of town. Now twenty years later, David, who is a successful writer, is invited back to his home town to teach. Everything is great until Rosco, who is still in town, recognizes him. Now suddenly someone is playing mean practical jokes on him. Isn't David a little too old to be running to the Principal saying "Rosco's picking on me." ? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy for the kid in all of us.

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mean-spirited pranks, some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Bully See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,131,094, 28 January 1996

Gross USA:

$2,042,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,042,530
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Moranis' character is a single parent in this movie. Coincidentally, Rick Moranis was a single parent during the making of this movie. See more »

Goofs

When David climbs the rope in the gym to hide from Fang he is at the top of the rope but when Fang finds him he climbs higher by several feet after Fang sets the rope on fire. See more »

Quotes

Fang: Drink your juice yet?
David: No, why?
Fang: 'Peed in it.
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Connections

References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin' On
Performed by Rich McCready
Written by Brian Dean Maher, Rich McCready, Kevin Hurley, David Ingram
Courtesy of Magnatone Records, Ltd.
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This is NOT kids play!
4 January 2004 | by elizabethbennettSee all my reviews

I saw this movie and there was no reality to what a bully is really like or how his target is affected (except when it was affecting Davie with his job and life, check out the workplace, it happens) until the end when Davie says "I still have nightmares from 4th grade because of what you had done to me" to Roscoe, his childhood bully. Adult bullies do not go the route of "the polar bear is dead" chant. They play divide and conquer among colleagues and not "flicking peas" in a lunchroom. Much more sophisticated (and psychopathic) as adults. However, I also felt that this was made as a take on bullying or as a satire more or less? If so, not a good idea. Bullies grow up to be your rapists, spousal abusers and child abusers. There is no humor in that at all. Frankly, it is time to call a spade a spade and see that bullying is not silly kids stuff like we were suppose to think by this movie. It is a serious problem with serious consequences and not something I take lightly.


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