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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

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During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

Director:

Bob Dolman

Writers:

Bob Dolman (screenplay), Thomas Rockwell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Benward ... Billy
Hallie Eisenberg ... Erika (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Adam Hicks ... Joe
Austin Rogers ... Adam
Alexander Gould ... Twitch
Ryan Malgarini ... Benjy
Philip Bolden ... Bradley (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
Clint Howard ... Uncle Ed
Ty Panitz ... Woody
James Rebhorn ... Boiler Head
Tom Cavanagh ... Dad
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Mom
Andrew Gillingham ... Techno Mouth
Blake Garrett ... Plug
Alexander Agate ... Donny
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Storyline

The Forrester family - father Mitch Forrester, mother Helen Forrester, their pre-teen son Billy Forrester and their pre-school son Woody Forrester - have just moved to a new town where Mitch is starting a new job. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. It's worse for Billy as Woody, who is not worried about the move, is at that stage in his life where everything is simple and easy. Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. The altercation involves worms and Billy stating that he eats worms all the time, which leads to all the bullies calling him "Wormboy". As such, Joe bets Billy that he can't eat ten worms (without vomiting), the bet to take place this upcoming Saturday, with the last worm to be consumed by 7pm. Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet. As the bet starts, the only classmate on Billy's side is ... Written by Huggo

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worm | bet | boy | bully | school | See All (15) »

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Ein Filmvergnügen für Kinder zum Anbeißen (A film pleasure for children to bite) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A skacok meg a kukacok See more »

Filming Locations:

Wimberley, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,003,537, 27 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,022,756, 8 October 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Club House magazine, Luke Benward almost did not make the part. Because of traffic, a train and becoming lost, Luke and his mother arrived 20 minutes after FedEx had closed. Fortunately, a benevolent employee agreed to mail the audition tape. After Luke got the part as Billy, Luke and his mother returned to FedEx to thank and give roses to the kind employee. See more »

Goofs

After worm explodes in microwave, its guts splatter on the glass, and then disappear in next shot. See more »

Quotes

Adam: Oh, hi Uncle Ed.
Uncle Ed: What's this?
Adam: I was just givin' you a hand in here.
Uncle Ed: Last time you tried to give me a hand, you almost chopped your thumb off!
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Crazy Credits

Silent quote from trailer used: "No worms were harmed in the making of this film." (Shows worm blowing up in microwave.) "Not even this one" See more »

Connections

Version of CBS Storybreak: How to Eat Fried Worms (1984) See more »

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The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt
Performed by Matthew Sweet
Produced by Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Co., Inc.
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A Kid's Movie that I actually enjoyed too!
4 September 2006 | by bkahlichSee all my reviews

After being forced to sit through some real stinkers (Racing Stripes, Shark Boy and Lava Girl) -- I truly enjoyed watching "Fried Worms". For once, I did not guess the ending! It was funny and entertaining and didn't resort to a ton of gross-out humor, despite the title. My boys (6 and 10) both LOVED it too -- oh and my 45 year old "boy" had a smile on his face the whole time. This is a family movie that is not just tolerable for the parents. The relationship with the little brother is so close to real life. "He is not stopping singing just to annoy me!!" Also, the way the new kid tries to make friends and how those friendships actually form is right-on with the way kids behave. Of course the parents have to act a little goofy -- but my favorite scenes involved the Dad getting used to his new job. Have fun!


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