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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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Back in the race
Written by Cal Curtis & Chris Farren
Performed by Chris Farren
Publishers - BMG Careers & MCA Farren Square
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Not a family film but a cinematic experience to behold.
26 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

While I may have to agree that this is not a family film I have to point out that as a teenager myself I founnd this film moving, funny and extremely poignant. While I haven't been bullied myself you get the feeling of being drawn into the film and you share with the lead roles helplessness. This is one of the few modern films that reely on the script to keep you instead of fancy plot lines and computer sequences. 10/10.


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