|In Movie Theaters:||Friday, August 25, 2006|
|On DVD:||Tuesday, December 5, 2006|
Released; Now Available Buy or Rent Availability
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
|Companies:||New Line Cinema & 1 more|
|Rating:||for mild bullying and some crude humor.|
|Runtime:||1 hour, 38 minutes|
During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class."How to Eat Fried Worms" tells the story of Billy, an eleven-year-old who inadvertently challenges the town bully on his first day at a new school. To save face and earn the respect of his new classmates, Billy agrees to a bet that will determine his fate at the school-whether or not he can eat ten worms in one day. As the pressure mounts, he must summon heroic strength to keep his five-year-old brother from blabbing, his weak stomach from betraying him, and his big mouth from getting him into more trouble than he's already in.
The film is based on the Thomas Rockwell book, "How To Eat Fried Worms," which has been a perennial seller since its publication in 1973, amassing nearly 3 million copies sold worldwide. Rockwell has penned numerous books for young readers and has received The Mark Twain Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Sequoyah Award for "How To Eat Fried Worms."
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