How to Eat Fried Worms Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Mark Johnson, Tom Cavanagh, Luke Benward, Philip Steuer, Bob Dolman, Adam Hicks, Ty Panitz, Hallie Kate Eisenberg

Release Date:

Friday, August 25, 2006

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr, 38 m

Plot: What's the story about?

"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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making How to Eat Fried Worms

A look at the How to Eat Fried Worms behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Bob Dolman last directed The Banger Sisters and Blockbuster. The film's writer Bob Dolman last wrote The Peaceful Warrior and Just Like Heaven.


Bob Dolman


Bob Dolman


Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Mark Johnson
Philip Steuer

Production Company

Walden Media

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Production: What we know about How to Eat Fried Worms

Key Facts

  1. 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."

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

How to Eat Fried Worms Release Date: When was it released?

How to Eat Fried Worms was released in 2006 on Friday, August 25, 2006 (). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Idlewild, Invincible and The Protector.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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