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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.

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Joey
Max Goldblatt ...
Book
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Mouth
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Hayes
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Book's Dad
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Joey's Mom
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Joey's Dad
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Dale (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
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Scooter
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Vic (as Bo Jesse Christopher)
Joel Harkham ...
Rusty
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Book's Mom (as Lisa Eichorn)
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Mouth's Mom
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Hayes' Dad
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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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Rated PG-13 for irresponsible gun use, vicious bullying and crude language | See all certifications »

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Awful Blue
Written by Judith Owen
Performed by Judith Owen
Publishers - Dog on the beach music
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An excellent "sleeper".
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an excellent example of film-making on a low budget. Based on the structure of "3 Little Pigs" plus variation, it is well constructed and fairly well cast (the bully, Hayes, is well acted but not really believable. Joey's mother is not believable at all). The story provides excellent opportunities for exploring parental and teenage values. Those that condemn this little gem of a film have, perhaps, a great deal to learn about films and film-making. This is a very useful film in teaching first year students about a variety of aspects of film.

John Hill. Senior Lecturer, Film Video and Multimedia, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa


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