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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 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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A comedy for the kid in all of us.

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Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 aspondoi filoi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,131,094, 28 January 1996

Gross USA:

$4,085,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though it is never discussed and doesn't affect any plot point, banners in the school hallways promote a 'Stoopid Olimpix Grade Competition.' 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

Roscoe Bigger: One time we were making key chains and I accidentally cut off my thumb.
David Leary: Holy shit.
Roscoe Bigger: Yeah, so I went to the hospital but there was a line so I drove over to the hardware store, got some needle and thread, and sewed it back on.
David Leary: You sewed on your own thumb?
Roscoe Bigger: Yeah I'm good at stuff like that.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

You Were My 9-1-1
Performed by Lamont Van Hook
Written by Skee-Lo
Courtesy of Sunshine Records/Scotti Bros. Records
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One of the top 10 worst comedies ever made!
4 September 2002 | by chiefbrody2001See all my reviews

It totally baffles me how anyone can give this film 5/10, let alone 10/10. It doesn't deserve 1. What films have some people being watching? Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold should, and are obviously ashamed of being in this horrible movie, that some one mentioned, 'goes nowhere'. Tom Arnold is awful throughout, and clearly has trouble with some of the bad dialogue he gets. It is less his fault more of a fault of director Steve Miner who has done a lot, lot better films in his time. Rick Moranis is bland, and totally unfunny. In fact, was there a funny line in the entire film. The times I chuckled were the badly scripted bits, or how badly a scene was put together, or how awkward Arnold was looking. Okay, okay, some would say this is a children's film but it's message is totally confused. Bully reconciles with the bullied - well, I doubt most kids would ever want to see those that bullied them again, let alone get re-bullied by them in adulthood. The film would simply depress kids. Overall, an awful movie. Bad script, bad direction and bad acting. Suffice to say, I give this 1/10.


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