Angus [DVD] [1995]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)


High schooler Angus (Charlie Talbert), a jumbo-sized lad, seems underappreciated in all aspects of his life: he is a standout offensive lineman on the football team, but golden-boy quarterback Rick (James Van der Beek) gets all the accolades for his blood, sweat, and pass-blocking; he is also an outstanding student, but his classmates still regard him as a dork; the girl of his dreams (Arian Richards), Rick's girlfriend, seems to ignore him. Only when Angus musters the courage to put on a maroon tuxedo and head off to the school dance at the urging of his loving, free-spirit mom (Kathy Bates) does he finally get the recognition he deserves (as does Rick, who attempts to publicly humiliate Angus with a cruel prank). While the story is familiar, director Patric Johnson and the entire cast infuse the film with real warmth, making Angus a winner (as does its refreshing attitude toward violence). ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Charlie Talbert
    Charlie Talbert - Angus Bethune
  • George C. Scott
    George C. Scott - Ivan
  • Kathy Bates
    Kathy Bates - Meg
  • Ariana Richards
    Ariana Richards - Melissa Lefevre
  • James Van Der Beek
    James Van Der Beek - Rick Sanford

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent coming of age film

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This excellent coming of age film was powerful and encouraging when I first watched it as a teenager in the 90's and now serves as a fun piece of nostalgia when I wish to remember those times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fresh take on a familiar tale

    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    An overweight intelligent kid suffers the slings and arrows of high school socialization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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