Big Bully (1996)


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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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Steven Johnson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2000
Warner Home Video


as David Leary

as Roscoe Bigger (Fang)

as Principal Kokelar

as Young David

as Young Fang

as Young Victoria

as Young Ulf

as Young Alan

as Young Gerry

as David's Father

as David's Mother

as Fourth Grade Teacher

as Freckle-Faced Kid

as Old Woman

as Teenager

as Shop Clerk

as Mrs. Rumpert

as Kid No. 1

as Girl in Class

as Kid No. 2

as Teacher No. 1

as Sympathetic Teacher

as Teacher No. 1

as Crying Teacher

as Secretary

as Hallway Kid No. 1

as Hallway Kid No. 2

as Hallway Kid No. 3

as Soldier

as Delinquent No. 1

as Delinquent No. 2

as Stunt Police No. 1

as Stunt Police No. 2

as Korean Lady in Books...

as Connie TV Guest

as Connie TV Guest
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Critic Reviews for Big Bully

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

A moronic buddy comedy with a fuzzy-wuzzy coating.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 26, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Big Bully

Though far from a perfect comedy, Big Bully is an enjoyable, fun comedy that in my opinion is underrated. This film though far from perfect, is definitely not as bad as everyone says it was, and is quite enjoyable. Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold have good chemistry here, and though it's not perfect, Big Bully is mindless entertainment. Big Bully is not that bad of a film. The critics as usual have dismissed this one, and though not perfect, this film is fun. There are some good comedy bits here and there, and I thought that the film didn't deserve all the negativity it received. The film has its flaws, but for the most part, it's a fun, entertaining film. For what it is, Big Bully is a harmless comedy that like I said, doesn't deserve the flack it received. The film won't win any prizes, but it's nonetheless a good little film. I enjoyed it, and if you're looking for an amusing, mindless comedy then Big Bully is the film for you. The film has its faults, but for the most part it succeeds at being a decent comedy with quite a few laughs. This is yet another comedy that is underrated, and really shouldn't have been dismissed so easily. There are worst films out there and Big Bully is definitely not as bad as everyone says it is. Not perfect, but fun. This film is much better than most comedies that are being released nowadays that rehash the same old ideas over and over again, and they only rely on sex jokes to create its brand of humor. Big Bully is mindless, entertaining fun that anyone can enjoy.

Alex roy

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This is a good movie, I don't know why it's rated so low on here. The cast is good, they do a great job, I especially love Moranis and Kane. The story is both funny and realistic. What's not to like about it?

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Rented it from Starz on demand for free and watched it twice and thought it was pretty good

michael e.
Michael Edwards

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