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The Paper Brigade (1996)

Gunther Wheeler, fourteen, a tough guy from New York City, moves to a small town called Pleasant Valley. Gunther isn't making very many friends in his new town. Until he meets Allison ... See full summary »

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Blair Treu

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Denice K. Rice
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Howard ... Gunther Wheeler
Robert Englund ... Crazy Man Cooper
Travis Wester ... Chad
Chauncey Leopardi ... Charlie
Ethan Glazer Ethan Glazer ... Andrew
Matthew Ness Matthew Ness ... Fish
Bibi Osterwald ... Widow Hansen
Kylee Cochran ... Allison Robbins
Matthew Best Matthew Best ... Gus
Michael 'Mikey' Peterson Michael 'Mikey' Peterson ... Henry
Eean Crawford Eean Crawford ... Leonard
Michael Paul Stephenson ... Luke (as Michael Stephenson)
Christopher Marsh Christopher Marsh ... Wylee
Michael Flynn ... Mr. Wheeler
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Mrs. Wheeler
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Gunther Wheeler, fourteen, a tough guy from New York City, moves to a small town called Pleasant Valley. Gunther isn't making very many friends in his new town. Until he meets Allison Robbins a beautiful blonde girl his age, the girl of his dreams. Gunther is anxious to score on Allison by taking her out on a date. When Chad, Luke, and Wylie, a couple of neighborhood bullies give Gunther a chance to see Screamin' Banchees, an awesome band, but the tickets for the concert are one hundred fifty dollars. Gunther doesn't have that kind of money. So the only way for him to get the money is to work as a paperboy with Charlie, Gus, Henry, and Fish, which are known as the "nerd herd". Written by Sam

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The line is drawn, the sides are packed, the soldiers are in place. The war has begun!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunther & the Paper Brigade See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleasant Valley, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

As Gunther does his paper round, the weather changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Chad: Empty? I just put two bucks in this thing!
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Prop Monster - John Harrington See more »

Alternate Versions

The version released under the title "Gunther & the Paper Brigade" is censored and runs for 75 minutes. The original VHS release released as "The Paper Brigade" is 90 minutes and is uncut. See more »

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Also known as "Gunther and the Paper Brigade"
28 February 2006 | by metilleySee all my reviews

This is a great film about two brothers who have been uprooted from the big city (by their parents) to a suburban Salt Lake City community. The star, Gunther (played by Kyle Howard), needs date money. His father suggests he do something to earn the money instead of lying around the house and pool all day. Gunther decides a paper route is just the ticket.

After the first day he decides it's too much effort until he discovers a pretty girl is on his route. The movie deals with his first love and other antics like a battle worn vet he befriends and neighborhood bullies. There isn't much violence in this film, nor is there any nudity. The film sends a gentle message about peace, love, and understanding that would make John Lennon proud.

This is a fun, entertaining film that will make you laugh. It is witty, clever, and well made. It's more than ten years old, but I am ready to see it again, and include it in my personal video library.

Here's another movie that the movie industry has deemed not suitable (or worth their effort) to make available to the public.


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