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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

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Fatherless John Farley's youth frustration, even trauma, like many his school kids' in his Nebraska small town home, was the constant abuse and humiliation in sadistic Jasper Woodcock's gym class. After college, doting son John became a motivational bestseller author and returns during a book signing tour to receive the backwater's highest honor. To John's horror, his devoted mother Beverly announces her plans to marry the hated coach and he's to be celebrated on the same event as John. Only ridiculous fatso Nedderman and his strange brother try to help Farley stop Woodcock, but that keeps backfiring. Written by KGF Vissers

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Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference | See all certifications »

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14 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adivina con quién salgo  »

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Box Office

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,761,369 (USA) (16 September 2007)

Gross:

$25,628,629 (USA) (4 November 2007)
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Seann William Scott and Billy Bob Thornton both disliked the film. Director Craig Gillespie also hated the end result, due to last-minute re-shoots done with another director (said director went uncredited, leaving Gillespie to take the blame). See more »

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In the pizza restaurant, in one scene John hits the bowl of food and it's all over the counter, in the next scene, all the food has been cleaned up and is neatly back in the bowl. Not enough time had elapsed for the contents to have been cleaned then placed back into the bowl. See more »

Quotes

John Farley: Lets go, Woodcock.
Mr. Woodcock: You must like getting spanked, Farley. I guess it runs in the family.
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Soundtracks

Sketches (20 Something Life)
Written by Bjorn Baillie, Simon Baillie, Nick Haworth and Alan Redmond
Performed by La Rocca
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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Weep, all ye who watch this...
9 March 2013 | by (Meckenheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

What started out as a mildly entertaining comedy version of "The Count of Monte Cristo" (you know : wronged man exacts revenge upon the body of his enemy, where you find yourself rooting for the former pupil of an unbelievably cruel gym teacher, to finally get the better of his Nemesis, actually ends with the morally ambiguous (to say the least) finale, which states that it is actually alright for teachers to bully, humiliate, hit, and generally terrorize children. Well done, Mr. producer. Instead of the pretty damaged youth getting the upper hand on the man that virtually ruined him for life, we get this cheesy "moral" of "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." Great. Now that we've all had that epiphany, there's nothing that stands in the way of us making life for our children completely unbearable anymore. It actually feels like the jocks from school made this movie to justify themselves...


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