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Sticks & Stones (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | September 1996 (USA)
For three junior high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.

Director:

Neil Tolkin

Writer:

Neil Tolkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Isfeld ... Joey
Max Goldblatt ... Book
Chauncey Leopardi ... Mouth
Jordan Brower ... Hayes
Gary Busey ... Book's Dad
Kirstie Alley ... Joey's Mom
Matt McCoy ... Joey's Dad
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Dale (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Ryan Francis ... Scooter
Bojesse Christopher ... Vic (as Bo Jesse Christopher)
Joel Harkham Joel Harkham ... Rusty
Lisa Eichhorn ... Book's Mom (as Lisa Eichorn)
Ann Hearn ... Mouth's Mom
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Hayes' Dad
Shelly Lipkin ... Principal Richard
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For three junior high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for irresponsible gun use, vicious bullying and crude language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Joeys mitt changes color between shots during pitching See more »

Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

People Change
Written by Brian James
Performed by Pure Blue
Publishers - Silva Screen music publishers LTD
Courtesy of SILVA SCREEN RECORDS
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A superb story of school bullying that shows the true emotions that children go through
6 February 2002 | by dexshirtsSee all my reviews

I caught the film on TV by accident and couldn't pull myself away. I ended up watching it to the end which finished around 3am. I was suprized by the amount of gritty violence and language it included but at the same time became engrossed in 3 young boy's lives.

I thought the film was made perfectly to reflect on the life of school children who are bullied and ignored by the rest of the world. Kids go home crying and parents never have a 'real' idea of what happened. A punch, kick or even something like name-calling is what they will presume but "Sticks & Stones" shows it all. The violence, embarrassment, fear and the friendship of what happens in children's lives.

It was both a feel good and think about film. At times I found myself wanting to hold a gun to Hayes' head but later on wanted to comfort him.

An excellent film without a doubt, one that makes you think about life...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Blind Mice See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendora, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Goldbar Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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