Big Bully

Big Bully

Director: Steve Miner Cast: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips


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In this comedy, a writer's triumphant return to his hometown turns out to have a very long string attached. As a child, small and timid David Leary grew up in Hastings, MN, where he lived in mortal fear of the school bully, Roscoe Bigger, aka "Fang." Fang loved nothing more than making David's every waking moment a physical and emotional torment. Fortunately for David, his parents moved the family to California not long after David turned the tables on Fang; Fang stole a moon rock from a school display and David finked on him, putting Fang on the fast track to reform school. Years later, David (played as an adult by Rick Moranis) is a successful author, and he has been invited to teach English at the school he attended as a child. David is intrigued to discover that Victoria (Julianne Phillips), the girl he used to have a crush on, is also on the faculty (as the sex-ed instructor, no less) and interested in seeing him. But David's happiness is short-lived when he meets the school's shop teacher -- none other than Roscoe (Tom Arnold). Fang's stay in a juvenile home shattered his spirit, and he's been a spineless loser ever since; these days, David is the only person still afraid of him. Having someone to intimidate again does Roscoe a world of good; it restores his confidence, lifts his spirits, and even saves his marriage. But it doesn't do much for David, who can't exactly complain to the principal that Fang's picking on him again. Don Knotts appears in a supporting role as Principal Kokelar.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/1999
UPC: 0012569671232
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rick Moranis David Leary
Tom Arnold Rosco Bigger (Fang)
Julianne Phillips Victoria
Carol Kane Faith
Jeffrey Tambor Art
Curtis Armstrong Clark
Susan Bain Actor
Bill Dow Actor
Tiffany Foster Actor
C.J. Grayson Actor
Grant Hoover Actor
Cody McMains Kirby
Stuart Pankin Gerry
Justin Jon Ross Actor
Matthew Slowik Actor
Ingrid Torrance Actor
Harry Waters Alan
Christine Willes Actor
Michael Zwiener Actor
Faith Prince Betty
Tony Pierce Ulf
Don Knotts Principal Kokelar
Blake Bashoff Ben

Technical Credits
Steve Miner Director
Michelle Allen Casting
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Lesley Beale Set Decoration/Design
Ferne Cassel Casting
Gary Foster Producer
Marshall Harvey Editor
Michael Hilkene Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Steven Johnson Screenwriter
Peter D. Marshall Asst. Director
Douglasann Menchions Art Director
David Newman Score Composer
Daryn Okada Cinematographer
Monique Prudhomme Costumes/Costume Designer
Lee Rich Producer
James G. Robinson Producer
Dylan Sellers Executive Producer
Ian Thomas Production Designer

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