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Contest (2013)

PG | | Drama, Family | 5 October 2013 (USA)
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A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.

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Anthony Joseph Giunta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenton Duty ... Matt Prylek
Danny Flaherty ... Tommy Dolen
Mary Beth Peil ... 'Gran' Angela Maria Tucci
Katherine McNamara ... Sarah O'Malley
Kyle Dean Massey ... Kyle Prylek
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Will Terkin
Chris Riggi ... Ned
Raviv Ullman ... Rip
Jan Uczkowski ... Philip King
Owen Teague ... Bobby Butler
Kelley Missal ... Anya Bartosh
Jake Schwencke Jake Schwencke ... Quigs (as Jake Evan Schwencke)
Alex Boniello ... Joe
Megan Channell ... Abby Peerson
Dan Fabi Dan Fabi ... Dennis
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Storyline

Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it's so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he's not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him? Written by Anonymous

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Some Friendships are an Acquired Taste. See more »

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bullying, rude humor and language

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English | Italian

Release Date:

5 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, New York, USA

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Trivia

A number of the actors and crew have been involved in anti-bullying efforts around the country prior to being attached to Contest. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Dolen: MY FACE?NOTHING.actually I took on fifty guys at school who wanted to ask you out!
Sarah O'Malley: UH,HUH!
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Bully
Performed by Ari Zizzo
Written by Ari Zizzo
Produced & Mixed by Petter Zizzo and Michael Mangini
Published by Copyright Control/ BMI
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Cooking up a deal
28 October 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I believe this was shown on Cartoon Network in the USA and its aimed at the tweenage audience that the Disney channels do well aiming at.

Tommy seems to be a perennial bullying victim at High School but his tormentor Matt under the threat of suspension befriends him and joins him to enter a cooking contest where Tommy could earn enough money to save his grandmother's pizza shop.

Matt's brother Kyle is cooking a deal where the pizza shop is part of a redevelopment plan and gets his brother, Matt to sabotage the competition. However it seems Matt and Tommy might have bonded but Tommy's friend Sarah is suspicious.

The is a lot of double dealing going on in the plot and some of the characters are flawed so its not all black and white but my word this film is giving mixed messages.

The High School needs to be closed down given how much bullying goes on there, it needed to build its own hospital wing to treat its victims.

At the end of the film one of the characters who has cynically sabotaged, hurt people, manipulated people seemed to have faced no consequences of his actions. A strange outcome for film with an anti bullying message.

Some of the acting is fine, some of its broad. Its a low budget film but the script lacks polish and it would had been more focused if he Disney channel had made it.


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