How to Eat Fried Worms

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Overview

The new kid at school faces up to the school bully by taking on a challenge no one has the guts to try in this family-oriented comedy. Billy Luke Benward is an 11-year-old boy whose folks have just moved to a new town and is facing the terror of his first day at a new school. It doesn't take long for Billy to run afoul of Joe Adam Hicks, the school bully, who finds the live bait Billy brought with him and throws it in his face, asking Billy if he eats worms for lunch. Billy tries to gross out Joe by saying yes, ...
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Overview

The new kid at school faces up to the school bully by taking on a challenge no one has the guts to try in this family-oriented comedy. Billy Luke Benward is an 11-year-old boy whose folks have just moved to a new town and is facing the terror of his first day at a new school. It doesn't take long for Billy to run afoul of Joe Adam Hicks, the school bully, who finds the live bait Billy brought with him and throws it in his face, asking Billy if he eats worms for lunch. Billy tries to gross out Joe by saying yes, he eats worms on a regular basis, and Joe calls his bluff by challenging him to eat ten worms in front of the student body. Billy takes the bet, and suddenly becomes something of a celebrity at school as the first kid to stand up to Joe. Billy also discovers he's caught the eye of Erika Hallie Kate Eisenberg, a cute girl in his class, but can he actually eat the worms without losing his lunch? With the help of a handful of new friends, Billy preps for the big contest by learning how to eat as much gross stuff as he can, and he gains an unexpected ally in hot-headed Principal Burdock James Rebhorn. Based on the popular children's book by Thomas Rockwell, How to Eat Fried Worms also features Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Clint Howard.
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Special Features

Worm Cuisine: watch a master chef cook up tasty worm dishes!; Blooper reel: get ready to crack up!; Movie-making made fun: experience the fun behind the scenes!; Deleted scenes: see scenes you've never seen before!; Commentary: director Bob Dolman and the kids from the cast; The rockin' worms: "Worm Guts" music video; Widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The gags in How to Eat Fried Worms are more culinary than comical -- you do not want to see this movie either directly before or after eating. Thomas Rockwell's enduring 1973 book is given the Fear Factor treatment as new kid Billy (Luke Benward) makes a stomach-churning bet with the school bully, Joe (Adam Hicks) and his cowed lackeys. Billy accepts Joe's challenge to eat 10 worms in one day (it was 15 worms in 15 days in the book), served up in increasingly nauseating recipes with such exotic names as the Greasy Brown Toad Bloater Special, Peanut Butter & Worm Jam Sandwich, Worm à la Mud, and "Barfmellow." Kids should definitely not try this at home (particularly the worm-in-the-microwave entree). "Boys are so weird," observes Erika (Hallie Kate), a too-tall girl who befriends Billy. As the day unfolds, Billy earns the respect of his tormentors, who, one by one, switch allegiances and cheer him on. Some things are best left to the imagination, but in between courses, How to Eat Fried Worms serves up digestible lessons about friendship, fitting in, and adjustment. Our compliments to the chef, director Bob Dolman: The performances and dialogue feel natural; the sense of Saturday afternoon mischief is infectious; and gratuitous profanity is off the menu.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/5/2006
  • UPC: 794043105531
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,771

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Luke Benward Billy Forrester
Hallie Kate Eisenberg Erika Tansy
Adam Hicks Joe Guire
Austin Rogers Adam Simms
Alexander Gould Twitch
Andrew Gillingham Techno Mouth
Ryan Malgarini Benjy
Philip Daniel Bolden Bradley
Ty Panitz Woody Guire
James Rebhorn Principal Burdock
Tom Cavanagh Mitch Forrester
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Helen Forrester
Blake Garrett Plug
Alexander Agate Donny Pickett
Clint Howard
Technical Credits
Bob Dolman Director, Co-producer, Screenwriter
Ethan Andrus Sound/Sound Designer
Cale Boyter Co-producer
Stephanie Corsalini Casting
Michael Disco Co-producer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
John Frick Art Director
Janice Hampton Editor
K.C. Hodenfield Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Mark Johnson Producer
Kathleen Kiatta Costumes/Costume Designer
Lindsay Fellows Musical Direction/Supervision
Caty Maxey Production Designer
Robert Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Richard Rutkowski Cinematographer
Beth Sepko Casting
Philip Steuer Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How to Eat Fried Worms
1. Opening Titles [4:43]
2. First Day [4:09]
3. Worms for Lunch [4:26]
4. Worm Boy's Bet [6:01]
5. Research [3:04]
6. Erika's House [1:56]
7. Woody's Performance [2:21]
8. Taste Test [3:18]
9. Brothers [3:24]
10. Le Big Porker [6:06]
11. Greasy Brown Toad Bloater Special [4:31]
12. The Burning Fireball [6:29]
13. The Barfmallow [3:46]
14. Peanut Butter & Worm Sandwich [3:40]
15. The River Shack [5:41]
16. The Green Slusher [4:50]
17. The Last Worm [5:20]
18. Cheating [1:31]
19. Worm Dance [4:08]
20. Credits [4:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- How to Eat Fried Worms
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         How to Fly if You're a Worm
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         Dance Like Adam Simms
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      Movie Making Made Fun
      Worm Cuisine
      Feature Commentary by Director Bob Dolman, Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Alexander Gould and Austin Rogers
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