How to Eat Fried Worms


1h 38m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Mitch Forrester and his wife Helen have packed their boys into the family station wagon and are heading to a new town with a new job for Mitch and a new elementary school for their son Billy. It seems to Billy that everybody else, including his little brother Woody, easily adapts to the new surround

Film Details

Also Known As
Comment manger 10 vers de terre en une journée, Ska vi slå vad?
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Comedy
Family
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Mitch Forrester and his wife Helen have packed their boys into the family station wagon and are heading to a new town with a new job for Mitch and a new elementary school for their son Billy. It seems to Billy that everybody else, including his little brother Woody, easily adapts to the new surroundings. Billy's fears are realized in his first moments at the new school when the old adage 'everybody picks on the new kid' appears to be true. Everybody except the tall, lanky girl named Erika Tanzy whose kindness simultaneously inspires gratefulness and humiliation in Billy. When the school bully Joe and his band of 5th grade followers put worms in Billy's lunch, Billy surprises them all when he stands up to and embarrasses Joe. This leads the two to make a bet: on Saturday Billy must eat 10 worms by 7PM. When his parents leave Woody in his care, Billy presses Erika into service to help keep an eye on Woody and to lend him some moral support in his gastronomic challenge. Joe's gang makes each worm more delightfully revolting than the last, beginning with La Big Porker, which is fried in pig fat. This odyssey through worm cuisine takes the boys all over town as they try to force Billy to throw up by dubbing each specimen increasingly disgusting names like The Burning Fireball, The Greasy Brown Toad Bloater Special, and The Barfmallow. When the adventure finally ends up down by the river for worms such as The Green Slusher and Radioactive Slime Delight, all of the kids learn the true meaning of friendship and bravery, as well as the difficulties and importance of doing the right thing.

Crew

Anna Abbey

Costume Supervisor

Mustafa Abdul-wahid

Assistant

Michael Abelman

Painter

Elizabeth Abrams

Assistant

Victoria Acosta

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Wayne Adams

Project Manager

Troy Anderson

Electrician

Ethan Andrus

Sound Mixer

Sara Aronson

Props

John Arszyla

Medic

John August

Screenplay (Uncredited)

John August

Other

Paul Aulicino

Sound Effects Editor

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

W Basquette

Video Assist/Playback

Bert Beatson

Assistant

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Amy Bell

Assistant Property Master

Robert Bell

Song

Ronald Bell

Song

Christine Bergren

Music Coordinator

Melissa Bernstein

Assistant

Taylor Black

Office Production Assistant

Bradley Blei

On-Set Dresser

Donald Boyce

Song

Cale Boyter

Coproducer

Mark Bristol

Storyboard Artist

Ashley Brothers

Costumes

George Brown

Song

Rodney T Brown

Foreman

Bob Bruchu

Song

Bob Bruchu

Song Performer

Thomas Bunker

Driver

Craig Byrom

Special Effects Foreman

Everett Byrom

Special Effects Coordinator

Diane Caliva

Animation Supervisor

Shareena Carlson

Visual Effects Producer

Julio Carmona

Adr

Doug Carter

Assistant Director

Bob Casale

Music Engineer

Bob Casale

Music Producer

Bob Casale

Song Performer

Brenda Chambers

Set Costumer

Richard E. Chapla

Unit Production Manager

Lance Cheatham

On-Set Dresser

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Dennis Clay

Dolly Grip

Michael Clossin

Assistant

Bobbi Colorado

Animal Wrangler

Van Coppock

Music Engineer

Stephanie Corsalini

Casting Director

Charlie Coulter

Driver

Matthew Cowan

Dolly Grip

Tracy Craytor

Driver

Mark Crosby

Driver

John Crowley

Location Manager

Carla Curry

Set Decorator

Patrick Cusack

Assistant Sound Editor

Eric R. Damazio

Grip

Thomas E 'ted' Davis

Grip

Jean Paul De Coster

Song

Filip De Wilde

Song

Rolando Dehoyos

Driver

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Jim Dicuffa

Driver

Tim Dingle

Illustrator

Michael Disco

Coproducer

Bob Dolman

Screenplay

Bob Dolman

Coproducer

Joe Dolman

Set Production Assistant

Becki Drake

Makeup

Hallie Kate Eisenberg

Song Performer

Sheila Eitson

Scenic Artist

Toby Emmerich

Executive Producer

John Eschberger

Electrician

Marcia Evers

Seamstress Supervisor

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Coordinator

Lindsay Fellows

Music Supervisor

Evan Feuerman

Post-Production Accountant

Doug Field

Props

Ed Fingerling

Song Performer

Ed Fingerling

Song

Joe Fisk

Craft Service

Joe Forlini

Craft Service

Melissa Forney

Hair

Tiffany Fraser

Post-Production Accountant

John A Frick

Art Director

Joe Gallien

Driver

Sonia L. Garcia

Painter

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Stanford S. Gilbert

Special Effects Technician

Shellie Gillespie

Assistant

Sandy P Gilzow

Key Rigging Grip

Lawrence Glass

On-Set Dresser

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Kayse Goodell

Set Production Assistant

Jimmie Sue Goodman

Painter

John Goodman

Painter

Dwayne Grady

Property Master

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Kristin Green

Assistant

Matthew K. Grigsby

Production Accountant

Jeff Gross

Production Coordinator

Juliet Guimont

Scenic Artist

Mark Gutierrez

Construction

Janice Hampton

Editor

Mark Hanks

On-Set Dresser

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Simon Harris

Song

Erika Henderson

Set Production Assistant

Eric Henshaw

Greensman

Robert Hicks

Key Grip

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

K.c. Hodenfield

Associate Producer

John Holt

Song

Don Howe Jr.

Loader

Chip Huntington

Grip

Michael Hutchinson

Visual Effects Editor

Christopher Jackson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Edison Jackson

Best Boy Electric

Jodi Jenkins

Stand-In

Stephen Jennings

Animator

Jay Johnson

Main Title Design

Joshua Johnson

Art Department

Mark Johnson

Producer

Tom Kalbfleisch

Electrician

Thomas Karl

Scenic Artist

Craig Kellman

Layout Artist

Amber Kestler

Stand-In

Kathleen Kiatta

Costume Designer

Kurt Kornemann

Grip

Paul Kuzmich

Caterer

Tony Lamberti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Langford

Recording Engineer

Bill Lanier

Assistant

Jeppe Larson

Song

Jon Lewis

Gaffer

Cindy Lindauer

Tutor

David A Little

Transportation Co-Captain

Melody Lloyd

Medic

Tim Lobdell

Gang Boss

Sammy M Lockhart

Driver

Andrea Longan

Assistant

Kandis Longan

Set Production Assistant

Stephen Lotwis

Music Editor

Taylor Lovell

Office Production Assistant

Travis Mackay

Adr

Bonnie Mackie

Tutor

Shane Mallory

Set Production Assistant

Ernie Mannix

Music Editor

Joe Mannix

Song

Joe Mannix

Song Performer

Esther Mary Marquis

Costumes

Christopher Martin

Greensman

Caty Maxey

Production Designer

David Mcaree

Driver

Andy Mccauley

Props

Joseph Mccusker

Construction Coordinator

David Mcgill

Camera

David Mcgill

Steadicam Operator

Todd Mcmullen

Camera Operator

Charley Medigovich

Casting Assistant

Raul Mello

Grip

Robert Mickens

Song

Jennifer Middleton

Stand-In

Mindy Miller

Stand-In

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Joseph Mortensen

Song

Bob Mothersbaugh

Song Performer

Bob Mothersbaugh

Song

Bob Mothersbaugh

Music Composer

Mark Mothersbaugh

Song Performer

Mark Mothersbaugh

Music Composer

Mark Mothersbaugh

Song

P. K. Munson

Camera Assistant

Molly Murray

Accounting Assistant

Darylin Nagy

Makeup

Danny Navarrette

Electrician

Lonnie Nelson

Transportation Captain

Steven F. Nelson

Sound Effects Editor

Trevor D Nelson

Production Assistant

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Joe Nussbaum

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Joe Nussbaum

Other

Justin Opeka

Stand-In

Heather Page

Camera Operator

Ty Panitz Ruth

Song Performer

Jorge Paris

Art Department Coordinator

Ryan Parker

Animator

Frank Parrish

Camera Assistant

Ronald L Paschall

Driver

Darren Patnode

On-Set Dresser

Shane Patrick

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Peake

Animator

Chris Peck

Song

Chris Peck

Song Performer

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Ronald Perkins

Gang Boss

Debi Pike

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Comment manger 10 vers de terre en une journée, Ska vi slå vad?
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Comedy
Family
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 5, 2006

Based on novel "How to Eat Fried Worms" written by Thomas Rockwell; published by Yearling, 1973.

Previously in development at Paramount Pictures with Nickelodeon Movies.

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 5, 2006