Big Bully (1996)




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In this comedy, a grade-school victim meets his school-yard tormentor 25 years later and discovers that his childhood fears have carried over to his adult life. When bookish David returns to teach at his old school, his troublesome son puts him back in touch with his old nemesis, Rosco.
PG (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama
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Rick Moranis
as David Leary
Tom Arnold
as Roscoe Bigger (Fang)
Carol Kane
as Faith
Don Knotts
as Principal Kokelar
Justin Jon Ross
as Young David
Michael Zwiener
as Young Fang
Tiffany Foster
as Young Victoria
Matthew Slowik
as Young Ulf
C.J. Grayson
as Young Alan
Grant Hoover
as Young Gerry
Bill Dow
as David's Father
Susan Bain
as David's Mother
Ingrid Torrance
as Fourth Grade Teacher
Tyler Van Blankenstein
as Freckle-Faced Kid
Lillian Carlson
as Old Woman
Matt Hill
as Teenager
Kate Twa
as Shop Clerk
Norma McMillan
as Mrs. Rumpert
Eryn Collins
as Kid No. 1
Tegan Moss
as Girl in Class
Gregory Smith
as Kid No. 2
Lois Dellar
as Teacher No. 1
Claire Riley
as Sympathetic Teacher
Alf Humphreys
as Teacher No. 1
Brent Morrison
as Stookie
Kyle Labine
as Stevie
Miriam Smith
as Crying Teacher
Dawn Stofer
as Secretary
Steven Taylor
as Hallway Kid No. 1
Justin Goodrich
as Hallway Kid No. 2
Anthony Pavlokovic
as Hallway Kid No. 3
Andrew Wheeler
as Soldier
James Sherry
as Delinquent No. 1
Tommy Anderson
as Delinquent No. 2
Jacob Rupp
as Stunt Police No. 1
David Jacox Jr.
as Stunt Police No. 2
Tina Klassen
as Korean Lady in Bookstore
Helena Yea
as Connie TV Guest
Ray Fairchild
as Connie TV Guest
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Critic Reviews for Big Bully

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

A moronic buddy comedy with a fuzzy-wuzzy coating.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic


September 6, 2004

Rick Moranis deserves better. Tom Arnold ... not so much.

July 25, 2002

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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July 23, 2005

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February 8, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer


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

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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