Fatherless John Farley's youth frustration, even trauma, like many his school kids' in his Nebraska small town home, was the constant abuse and humiliation in sadistic Jasper Woodcock's gym class. After college, doting son John became a motivational bestseller author and returns during a book signing tour to receive the backwater's highest honor. To John's horror, his devoted mother Beverly announces her plans to marry the hated coach and he's to be celebrated on the same event as John. Only ridiculous fatso Nedderman and his strange brother try to help Farley stop Woodcock, but that keeps backfiring.
You thought your family was nuts
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference
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14 September 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $9,100,000,
16 September 2007
Gross USA: $25,799,486
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $33,683,200
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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When John is trying to do chin-ups in Mr. Woodcock's gym class, the final two close-up shots of John has him gripping the bar so loosely that would not support his own weight let alone do any chin-ups. See more
It's too late. She's made her mind up, Farley.
What? My mom's the best thing that's ever happened to you.
One day you'll date girls and you'll understand. Once a woman makes her mind up... there's no changing it.
Oh, I get it. You're scared. Your last marriage fell apart because she was cheating on you. Again, and again, and again.
The woman's a deviant, Farley. Who cares?
So you're scared of getting hurt again?
Hey, spare me the self-help crap, OK? You're not a guru. You're a spoiled little ...
Written by Franco Migliacci
, Domenico Modugno
and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Wayne Newton
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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