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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

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Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

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Tim Hill

Writers:

David L. Watts (story) (as David Watts), Jonathan Bernstein (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex D. Linz ... Max Keeble
Larry Miller ... Principal Elliot T. Jindraike
Jamie Kennedy ... Evil Ice Cream Man
Zena Grey ... Megan
Josh Peck ... Robe
Nora Dunn ... Lily Keeble
Robert Carradine ... Don Keeble
Clifton Davis ... Supt. Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth
Amy Hill ... Mrs. Rangoon
Noel Fisher ... Troy McGinty
Orlando Brown ... Dobbs
Amber Valletta ... Ms. Dingman
Justin Berfield ... Caption Writer
Veronica Alicino ... Mrs. Talia
Brooke Anne Smith ... Jenna
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Storyline

Max Keeble is a nice, quiet teenager, whose idea of 'superhero-requiring' danger is braving Evil Ice Cream Man who blames him for a health complaint from ma Lily. She spent six years on just the right interior and now hears from dad Don Keeble, a wimp whose 'career' in commercial publicity still only got him wearing sly costumes, a promotion requires the family to move to Chicago. Initially Max just hates giving up his high-school friends, a fatso and a music-maniac, but when their former friend Troy McGinty picks on them with his new image as bully realizes leaving means he can't be punished after Friday, and plans an orgy of revenge. Max's targets include the arrogant new principal, Elliot T. Jindraike, who spends the school budget on a new sports stadium to flatter the inspector, Superintendant Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth, and even plants to tear down the animal shelter. When it's all in motion, dad suddenly announces he has taken Max's first advice and turned down the promotion! Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

His World. His Rules. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bullying and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7th Grade Heart Attack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,377,958, 7 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,292,381, 24 February 2002
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Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites Josh Peck (Robe) and Zena Grey (Megan) from Snow Day (2000). See more »

Goofs

When the Evil Ice Cream Man and Dobbs are fighting at the junkyard, in one angle, Dobbs' tie is thrown over his shoulder by the Evil Ice Cream Man (55:51-56:13) and in the next view, it is back down (56:13-56:14). In the next shot, it is back up over his shoulder again (56:14-56:28). However, in-between moments, Dobbs could have simply put it down, then back up as the Evil Ice Cream Man was stomping. See more »

Quotes

Dobbs: [to Max when they are about to bully him] You know how doctors say, "This isn't gonna hurt a bit"? Well, I'm not a doctor, and neither is McGinty here.
Troy McGinty: He's right.
[looks straight to Max closely]
Troy McGinty: I'm not a doctor.
Dobbs: [Shaking his hands like he's rapping] Yeeah!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the McGoogles TV show theme song plays in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ABC-TV and Disney Channel telecast omit Max's line in the cafeteria, "Let me tell you about this school. It blows". See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Baby
Written by Adam Dorn (as Adam Dorn) and Lukasz Gottwald
Performed by Adam Dorn
Courtesy of Palm
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JUNIOR HIGH HYPERBOLE - Lighten up !
21 October 2001 | by cmkmhallSee all my reviews

Take it easy, folks !! This is only a MOVIE, and this one is intended to be a fanciful exaggeration from the word go. I took my 11 yo son to see it, and he had no problem understanding that.

Isn't this movie supposed to be an extreme comic view of the unfair world of junior high from an underdog's point of view? Think of The Three Stooges - did anybody take their scripts to task? No, but everybody LAUGHED!

Better judgment triumphs in the end in most respects, in Max Keeble's Big Move. And Max earns respect not because he's the toughest, but because his turnabout beats the bullies at their own game, and because he won't let his buddies take the rap alone.

This movie, and Shrek, See Spot Run, Cats & Dogs, and Spy Kids, are some of the most enjoyable movies I have seen in the last 10 months. Not since "What Women Want" or "The Brothers" have I seen an adult movie that was near as funny as any of these kiddie movies. (Okay, add in "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou".)

I only hope that overly critical attitudes aren't congenital.


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