Director: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates

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High schooler Angus (Charlie Talbert), a jumbo-sized lad, seems underappreciated in all aspects of his life: he is a standout offensive lineman on the football team, but golden-boy quarterback Rick (James Van der Beek) gets all the accolades for his blood, sweat, and pass-blocking; he is also an outstanding student, but his classmates still regard him as a dork; the girl of his dreams (Arian Richards), Rick's girlfriend, seems to ignore him. Only when Angus musters the courage to put on a maroon tuxedo and head off to the school dance at the urging of his loving, free-spirit mom (Kathy Bates) does he finally get the recognition he deserves (as does Rick, who attempts to publicly humiliate Angus with a cruel prank). While the story is familiar, director Patric Johnson and the entire cast infuse the film with real warmth, making Angus a winner (as does its refreshing attitude toward violence).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0883316204900
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 20,645

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlie Talbert Angus Bethune
George C. Scott Ivan
Kathy Bates Meg
Ariana Richards Melissa Lefevre
Chris Owen Troy Wedburg
James Van Der Beek Rick Sanford
Rita Moreno Madame Rulenska
Robert Curtis-Brown Alexander
Kevin Connolly Andy
Anna Levine April Thomas
Yvette Freeman Science Teacher
Salim Grant Mike
Grant Hoover Angus, age 8
James Keane Coach
Irvin Kershner Mr. Stoff
Wesley Mann Mr. Kessler
Monty O'Grady Minister
Bob Pepper Wedding Photographer
Lawrence Pressman Principal Metcalf
Beth Richards Melissa, age 11

Technical Credits
Patrick Read Johnson Director
Thomas L. Bellissimo Special Effects
Bob Cavallo Executive Producer
Jill Gordon Screenwriter
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Janice Hampton Editor
Jeff Knipp Art Director
Susan B. Landau Executive Producer
Gary Levinsohn Executive Producer
Lawrence Miller Production Designer
Jill M. Ohanneson Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Roven Producer
David E. Russo Score Composer
Ann Scibelli Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Segal Associate Producer
Kelley Smith-Wait Associate Producer
Dawn Steel Producer
Randy Suhr Asst. Director
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

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