Mean Creek

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: August 27, 2004
DVD: January 25, 2005

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Cast: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck, Carly Schroeder


In a small Oregon town, shy Sam (Rory Culkin) confesses to his protective older brother Rocky (Trevor Morgan) that he is getting pummeled daily by the towering school bully, George (Joshua Peck). Together, they plan the perfect payback, inviting George on a birthday river trip tailor-made to end in the bully's humiliation.

Rocky's pals Clyde and Marty (Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz) and Sam's budding girlfriend, Millie (Carly Schroeder), also join the journey, which starts almost immediately with misgivings. Seeing George in a new light, as a lonely kid desperate for friendship and attention, Sam wants to call the whole thing off.

But the boat and the plot are already in motion, and no one can foresee the surprises and accidents that are to come.

Director: Jacob Estes
Studio: Paramount Classics
Producer(s): Rick Rosenthal, Susan Johnson, Hagai Shaham
Screenplay: Jacob Estes
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