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Contest (2013)

PG | | Drama, Family | 5 October 2013 (USA)
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A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.

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Anthony Joseph Giunta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenton Duty ... Matt Prylek
Danny Flaherty ... Tommy Dolen
Mary Beth Peil ... 'Gran' Angela Maria Tucci
Katherine McNamara ... Sarah O'Malley
Kyle Dean Massey ... Kyle Prylek
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Will Terkin
Chris Riggi ... Ned
Raviv Ullman ... Rip
Jan Uczkowski ... Philip King
Owen Teague ... Bobby Butler
Kelley Missal ... Anya Bartosh
Jake Schwencke Jake Schwencke ... Quigs (as Jake Evan Schwencke)
Alex Boniello ... Joe
Megan Channell ... Abby Peerson
Dan Fabi Dan Fabi ... Dennis
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Storyline

Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it's so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he's not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him? Written by Anonymous

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Some Friendships are an Acquired Taste See more »

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bullying, rude humor and language

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USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, New York, USA

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A number of the actors and crew have been involved in anti-bullying efforts around the country prior to being attached to Contest. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Dolen: MY FACE?NOTHING.actually I took on fifty guys at school who wanted to ask you out!
Sarah O'Malley: UH,HUH!
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Bully
Performed by Ari Zizzo
Written by Ari Zizzo
Produced & Mixed by Petter Zizzo and Michael Mangini
Published by Copyright Control/ BMI
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A emotional & uplifting effort
10 January 2014 | by mark-893-83542See all my reviews

Contest is an entertaining and satisfying look into the bully and the bullied. The rolls of, and the exchanges between characters are eye-opening portrayals of everyday people that I knew growing up. I think everyone knows and can identify with a character in the story that represents the feelings they had as a youth or adolescent... along with the awkward, confusing yet often beautiful emotions that they conjure. I wish this movie were around when my kids were younger, as I feel they could have benefited from seeing it. If you have teenagers, try to get this in front of them. It would be helpful, I believe, to show this film on a class-wide or school-wide level so kids could watch it together.


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