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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.

Director:

Bob Dolman

Writers:

Bob Dolman (screenplay), Thomas Rockwell (novel)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

$3,950,000, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$13,040,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,098,996
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the days the movie were shot were at 95-100 Fahrenheit, and most of the cast and crew were hot and sweaty. Because of this, at the end of the day, everybody would swim in the water hole, which was used in the last half of the movie. 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

Twitch: No more cooking in my house! The door is locked! And... and... and I quit your team, Joe!
[holds up an egg beater angrily]
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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

Spoofs Emeril Live (1997) See more »

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3 Little Bird
Written by Simone White
Performed by Hallie Eisenberg and Ty Panitz
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kid's humor works
25 November 2006 | by IsmaleSee all my reviews

it's a weekend i've been watched this funny film. and i really like it. all the kids are cute, who remind me of my own childhood with those stupid thinking. it's a real entertaining movie for a group of families at weekend night, which could make lots of memories and laughters. Kid's humor always work. nice acting as well. simple story but cool shooting. nice job for directer to find the kid's way. when it comes to the kid movie, i think of "12 and holding". another one this year but differed aspect to the kid's world, which is real and cruel. awesome work. H2EFW focuses on the happy side of childhood, which every kid and family need. p.s. Twitch, i think, is the voice of Nemo from "Finding Nemo".


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