History Film / BigBully

11th Jan '17 9:10:30 AM Mdumas43073
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Years later, David (played as an adult by Creator/RickMoranis) 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 (Creator/TomArnold). 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.

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Years later, the adult David (played as an adult by Creator/RickMoranis) (Creator/RickMoranis) 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 (Creator/TomArnold). 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.
11th Jan '17 9:09:04 AM Mdumas43073
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->''A comedy for the kid in all of us.''

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->''A ->''"A comedy for the kid in all of us.''
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-->--'''{{Tagline}}'''
11th Jan '17 9:08:32 AM Mdumas43073
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A writer's triumphant return to his home town turns out to have a very long string attached. As a child, small and timid David Leary grew up in Hastings, Minnesota, 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 museum during a field trip and David finked on him, putting Fang on the fast track to reform school.

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A 1996 comedy-drama directed by Steve Miner, in which a writer's triumphant return to his home town turns out to have a very long string attached. attached.

As a child, small and timid David Leary grew up in Hastings, Minnesota, 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 museum during a field trip and David finked on him, putting Fang on the fast track to reform school.
3rd Dec '15 10:16:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Roscoe.
* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''LittleGiants''.

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* %%* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Roscoe.
* %%* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''LittleGiants''.''Film/LittleGiants''.
27th Sep '15 5:06:42 AM NTC3
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27th Sep '15 5:05:50 AM NTC3
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This film stands as Rick Moranis's last theatrical film appearance to date.

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This film stands as Rick Moranis's last theatrical film appearance to date.
date. Unfortunately, it was a flop, and it is also notable for holding a [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_bully/ 0% rating]] on ''Website/RottenTomatoes''.
28th Jul '15 11:40:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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This film stands as Rick Moranis's last theatrical film appearance to date.
10th Jul '15 11:37:39 PM lorgskyegon
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In a sense. After DAvid turns Fang in for stealing the moon rock, he got sent to a very harsh reform school that was eventually shut down after legal investigations. His time there was not pleasant. He mentions a cellmate who set his mother on fire for vacuuming during LostInSpace.
--> ''Fang: And when those junior psychos asked me what I was in there for, I had to tell them I was there because I STOLE A FREAKIN' ROCK!''

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* DisproportionateRetribution: In a sense. After DAvid David turns Fang in for stealing the moon rock, he got sent to a very harsh reform school that was eventually shut down after legal investigations.a story on 60 Minutes. His time there was not pleasant. He mentions a cellmate who set his mother on fire for vacuuming during LostInSpace.
--> ''Fang: '''Fang''': And when those junior psychos asked me what I was in there for, I had to tell them I was there because I STOLE A FREAKIN' ROCK!''ROCK!



* ParentalAbandonment: After Fang gets sent to juvenile hall, his parents skip town without a trace, leaving him to grow up in the foster care system.

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* ParentalAbandonment: After Fang gets sent to juvenile hall, his parents skip town without a trace, leaving him to grow up in the foster care system.an orphanage.
10th Jul '15 11:29:02 PM lorgskyegon
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In a sense. After DAvid turns Fang in for stealing the moon rock, he got sent to a very harsh reform school that was eventually shut down after legal investigations. His time there was not pleasant. He mentions a cellmate who set his mother on fire for vacuuming during LostInSpace.
--> ''Fang: And when those junior psychos asked me what I was in there for, I had to tell them I was there because I STOLE A FREAKIN' ROCK!''


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* ParentalAbandonment: After Fang gets sent to juvenile hall, his parents skip town without a trace, leaving him to grow up in the foster care system.
23rd Feb '15 10:46:02 AM CabbitGirlEmi
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* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: A dynamic like this exists between the two main fathers and their respective sons. David is a nerdy guy who was bullied when he was a kid. David's son is the typical 90's cool kid but a bully. Roscoe is a big guy who was once David's bully who decides to continue his antics when David returns back home as a full grown man. Roscoe's son is somewhat of a nerd and is also ironically the victim of David's son's bullying.

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* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: [[spoiler: A dynamic like this exists between the two main fathers and their respective sons. David is a nerdy guy who was bullied when he was a kid. David's son is the typical 90's cool kid but a bully. Roscoe is a big guy who was once David's bully who decides to continue his antics when David returns back home as a full grown man. Roscoe's son is somewhat of a nerd and is also ironically the victim of David's son's bullying.]]
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