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.
Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom.
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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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Did You Know?
The Ramona Dynasty Band from Riverside California was featured as the local high school marching band in 2 scenes. See more
A small Nebraska town will have almost zero swimming pools outside of a public pool or two. A private pool service would be a tough way to make a living (which is probably why he didn't have any clients). See more
S-s-s-set of ten!
References The Oprah Winfrey Show
Theme from A Summer Place
Written by Max Steiner
and Mack Discant
Performed by The Lettermen
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