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Big Bully (1996)

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A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

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Steve Miner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... David Leary
Tom Arnold ... Rosco Bigger - Fang
Julianne Phillips ... Victoria
Carol Kane ... Faith
Jeffrey Tambor ... Art
Curtis Armstrong ... Clark
Faith Prince ... Betty
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Ulf
Don Knotts ... Principal Kokelar
Blake Bashoff ... Ben
Cody McMains ... Kirby
Harry Waters Jr. ... Alan
Stuart Pankin ... Gerry
Justin Jon Ross Justin Jon Ross ... Young David
Michael Zwiener Michael Zwiener ... Young Fang
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Storyline

David Leary was bullied by Rosco when he was in elementary school. But he got even on the day his parents moved out of town. Now twenty years later, David, who is a successful writer, is invited back to his home town to teach. Everything is great until Rosco, who is still in town, recognizes him. Now suddenly someone is playing mean practical jokes on him. Isn't David a little too old to be running to the Principal saying "Rosco's picking on me." ? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy for the kid in all of us.

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mean-spirited pranks, some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Bully See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,131,094, 28 January 1996

Gross USA:

$4,085,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Alan's bar is Bierstube, which is German for 'beer room.' See more »

Goofs

When the bully Fang falls off the waterfall he is holding a piece of a broken branch in his left hand. In the next shot the branch in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Kirby: Dad are we really going to New York City?
Roscoe Bigger: That's why they call them mobile homes, son, 'cause they're mobile.
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Connections

References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Want To) Thank You
(uncredited)
Written by Gordon Chambers and Barry Eastmond
Performed by Freddie Jackson
Courtesy of Street Life/Scotti Bros. Records
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Enjoyable Movie To Watch on TV
15 October 2003 | by broadfootSee all my reviews

Big Bully is probably more suited to the small screen than the big screen. Some of the dialogue Tom Arnold spouts out is quite funny. Rick Moranis does an acceptable job in the lead role, even though it seems he's been playing wimpy characters for his whole film career.

The showdown is a little heavy handed (eg. Arnold firing a nail gun at Moranis), but was obviously thrown in to keep the movie from getting too dull.

If it's on TV late at night, watch it...and then go to bed.

Rating: **


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