After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.

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Steve Carr

Writers:

Chris Bowman (screenplay by), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin Gluck ... Rafe
Lauren Graham ... Jules
Alexa Nisenson ... Georgia
Andrew Daly ... Principal Dwight (as Andy Daly)
Thomas Barbusca ... Leo
Retta ... Ida Stricker
Adam Pally ... Mr. Teller
Luke Hardeman ... Shon (as Luke Christopher Hardeman)
Jessi Goei ... Bella
Jacob Hopkins ... Miller
Patrick Fagan Patrick Fagan ... Boy Candidate
Isabela Merced ... Jeanne (as Isabela Moner)
Isabella Amara ... Heidi
Madeleine Stack ... Girl at Assembly #2
Efren Ramirez ... Gus
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Storyline

Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school's obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild. Written by CBS Films

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Rules aren't for everyone


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor throughout, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

James Patterson, the author of the Middle School book series, made a cameo as a manager of the restaurant where they are at for their mom's birthday. See more »

Goofs

Fire sprinkler systems are pressurized so when Rafe added the dyes he would have had to empty the system first. This would have triggered the fire alarm and dispatched the fire department to investigate. See more »

Quotes

Principal Dwight: [to Mr. Teller] I don't know what stinks more, your attitude, or my suit. And that's really saying something because my suit is covered in poop.
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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Monchy Nova
Written by Vincent Reynolds, David James Pierce and Bryan Bonwell
Performed by The Dave Monsch Quartet
Courtesy of Sugar Team Music
By arrangement with Vince Reynolds Productions, LLC
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Rules aren't for everyone
6 July 2020 | by legobuilderproSee all my reviews

This is a good movie based off the books and I think you should check it out.


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Country:

USA | Cambodia

Language:

English | Khmer

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,878,437, 9 October 2016

Gross USA:

$20,007,149

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,316,139
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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