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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 August 2006 (USA)
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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.

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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) »

Taglines:

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 »

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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Benward's favorite worm to eat was The Greasy Brown Toad Bloater Special. See more »

Goofs

After eating the spicy worm at Twitch's house, all the boys are waiting outside and Twitch runs out, slams the door, turns the lock and says: "No more cooking in my house!" Doors don't lock from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Plug: [on needing a place to cook] Adam's uncle owns the Brown Toad!
Adam: My uncle hates me!
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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 »

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Spoofs Emeril Live (1997) See more »

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Get Ready for This
Written by Phil Wilde (as Filip De Wilde), Jean-Paul DeCoster (as Jean-Paul Henriette De Coster), Ray Slijngaard (as Raymond Slijngaard) and Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Byte Records
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Wonderful,hilarious, gross!! touching movie!! ~~SPOILERS~~
20 August 2006 | by momofmallorySee all my reviews

~~I was able to see this movie yesterday morning on a early viewing pass~~

I am a mom of 2 children, who range from 11 down to 6. So I'm sure plenty of parents can relate to having to see many many "kids" movies. This was refreshing for me. I haven't read this particular book, so I don't know if it stayed true to the book or not. But it sure took the grossness factor to a high level. This is the story of the "new" kid in town and it just so happens that there are a group of boys who have formed a club of sorts and love to pick on kids ....sound familiar? Haven't we all suffered this one time or another. He has the little brother who he cant stand and parents that he is embarrassed about. What I enjoyed most of all was seeing how each character was totally different from another they all stood out. The bully (why do they always make the bully a red head? My daughter has red hair! and she is no bully!..lol) is well a great bully, who finds himself being yelled at by his own big brother. It took twists and turns and well you fall in love with all of them and really find yourself routing for all the characters! Even the parents, great connection between father and son. All around enjoyable, sweet,funny, gross etc......Take your kids!!! You will enjoy it as much as they do!


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