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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Director:

Tim Hill

Writers:

David L. Watts (story) (as David Watts), Jonathan Bernstein (story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex D. Linz ... Max Keeble
Larry Miller ... Principal Elliot T. Jindraike
Jamie Kennedy ... Evil Ice Cream Man
Zena Grey ... Megan
Josh Peck ... Robe
Nora Dunn ... Lily Keeble
Robert Carradine ... Don Keeble
Clifton Davis ... Supt. Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth
Amy Hill ... Mrs. Rangoon
Noel Fisher ... Troy McGinty
Orlando Brown ... Dobbs
Amber Valletta ... Ms. Dingman
Justin Berfield ... Caption Writer
Veronica Alicino ... Mrs. Talia
Brooke Anne Smith ... Jenna
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Storyline

Max Keeble is a nice, quiet teenager, whose idea of 'superhero-requiring' danger is braving Evil Ice Cream Man who blames him for a health complaint from ma Lily. She spent six years on just the right interior and now hears from dad Don Keeble, a wimp whose 'career' in commercial publicity still only got him wearing sly costumes, a promotion requires the family to move to Chicago. Initially Max just hates giving up his high-school friends, a fatso and a music-maniac, but when their former friend Troy McGinty picks on them with his new image as bully realizes leaving means he can't be punished after Friday, and plans an orgy of revenge. Max's targets include the arrogant new principal, Elliot T. Jindraike, who spends the school budget on a new sports stadium to flatter the inspector, Superintendant Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth, and even plants to tear down the animal shelter. When it's all in motion, dad suddenly announces he has taken Max's first advice and turned down the promotion! Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

His World. His Rules. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bullying and crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7th Grade Heart Attack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,377,958, 7 October 2001

Gross USA:

$17,294,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,634,654
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place from September 3 to September 7, 2001. See more »

Goofs

When Max walks out of the assembly room with trash all over him, Robe grabs a single noodle from Max's ear (16:48). In the next shot we see that Robe has many noodles wrapped around his fingers (16:51). See more »

Quotes

Troy McGinty: I pound on kids. That's what I do, that's what I do! You know what they call me up there?
[the school nurse nods her head no]
Troy McGinty: The MacGoogler.
[Troy then sobs]
School Nurse: Troy, easy. Now, I'd like to take you through a childhood regression process. It may bring up some unpleasant memories... but I think you'll find it helpful in the end. All righty?
Troy McGinty: Mmm-hmm.
School Nurse: [reveals Troy the MacGoogles doll] Now, give Mr. MacGoogles a hug.
Troy McGinty: [acting frightened] Aah! Aah! He's gonna eat me!
[then sobs again]
School Nurse: We've got some work ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the McGoogles TV show theme song plays in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains the following deleted scenes:
  • Max and his friends see the Worried Kid forget his locker combination.
  • Megan and Robe discuss Max's flirtations with Jenna.
  • Dobbs steals Megan's clarinet "for collateral."
  • Extended scene of Jindrake reprimanding Max, then pushing him away to flirt with Ms. Dingham.
  • Max's father discussing moving plans at work on the telephone, then injuring himself with a prop related to his costume after talking to his boss.
  • Troy McGinty encountering McGoogles for the first time since he was a small child, just as he was about to attack another student.
  • Dobbs hassles another school secretary after his PDA is stolen.
  • Extended version of the arrival of "Crazy Legs" Knebworth, and Megan recovering her stolen clarinet.
  • A small dog escaping from a car in the parking lot to attack Jindrake in the school hallway.
  • Extended scene of Robe & Megan waiting for Max to arrive at his own party.
  • A clip from the McGoogles show.
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Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

MacGoogle Theme Song
Music by Adam Berry
Lyrics by Tim Hill and Mike Karz
Performed by Michael Jess (as Jess and Harnell) and Jeff Harnell (as Jess and Harnell)
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Not a horrible kiddie flick, but...
5 August 2002 | by matrixchic007See all my reviews

Max Keeble. Well then. Not horrible, but definitely not the best. The jokes are O.K., the cast isn't too bad (where have I seen all them before?), and the food fight was a hit. However, the little scenes between "Max" and "Jenna" weren't very good at all. Come on, what 9th grader would actually notice a 7th grader. Possible, not likely. It's a movie, though. I guess the directors can have their fun. This movie wasn't totally bad, it just needs a little more...something. 6 out of 10 for Max Keeble.


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