Mean Creek

Synopsis: When Sam Merrick is beaten up by local bully George Tooney, Sam's older brother Rocky and his friends Clyde and Marty plan to pretend it's Sam's birthday to "invite" George on a boat trip in which they would dare him to strip naked, jump in the lake, and run home naked. But when Sam, his girlfriend Millie, Rocky, and Clyde see George as not much of a bad guy, they want to call off the plan, but Marty refuses. Will the plan go ahead as planned?
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jacob Estes
Production: Paramount Classics
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Hey! What do you think

you're doing?!

- You're a punk, Sam!

- Get off.

I ought to kill you!

You f***ing d*ckhead!

- I told you to never touch my camera!

- Stop!

Didn't I?! F***er! You little wimp!

B*tch! P*ssy! I told you!

I ought to f***ing kill you!

And I will kill you, you little punk,

if I ever catch you f***ing

with my camera again.

- He's so gonna cry.

- Step on him!

- Get out of my way!

- Relax, man.

Are you OK?

You ever stare at the ceiling

till it started looking kind of funny?

Like it was breathing.

Like it was saying something.

Like it was saying,


you gotta do something

about what's been going on."

Something's gotta happen, Sam.

Something's gotta give.

We can call the police.

Police wouldn't do jack.

I wish I was bigger.

I'm bigger.

Not to mention the fact

that I'm smarter.

If you do something,

he'll just get you.

Did you ever used to get me

when we used to play hide-and-seek?

- No.

- He wouldn't have any better luck.

Wanna know my secret hiding spot?

The roof.

The disappearing man.


So high. Oh, my God.

Rocky's thinking about

doing something to George.

I don't get how the teachers

can just let him get away with that.

Teachers don't care.

They have him in detention

for 15 minutes for a week.

Something's gotta give.

If you could snap your fingers

right now,

and he would drop dead in his tracks,

would you do it?

Are we still on for Saturday?

Yeah, of course.

So, what are we gonna do?

I'll figure something out,

and I'll surprise you.

Hey, you know that fat kid, George,

who they keep holding back

from graduating middle school?

Yeah, I hate that guy.

He beat up Sam.


Hey, you know

when we were at Rollins,

that crazy kid

chased me across the field

and cracked my head

open with a bat.

- Finally, an explanation.

- Yeah, anyway...

- He's a real pig.

- I say we smoke that ham.

Yeah? Make some

ham sandwiches?

Pork chop-ify him.

Spam-icize him.

- Link sausage-ize him!

- Squeal, piggy! Squeal!

No, screw that guy.

You'd really like to do that,

wouldn't you, Clyde?

- You're projecting, Marty.

- Projecting?

That's when you say something

that someone else...

You say that they want to do, when

you're the one who wants to do it.

No, no, no. That's good.

That's good.

Hold up, Rocky. Back up.

I got something for you.

Just a little...

- Oh, you son of a b*tch!

- I was just projecting.

Oh, you a**hole!


Wait up, man!

Let's go get some ice cream.

OK, Dave.



- Where were you guys?

- Get beat up today?

See any new scars?

- Got any more gum?

- I'm chewing the whole pack.

Why, you want some?



Jennifer Lopez or the girl

who sits behind you in school?

J. Lo.

OK, I think I got one.

Tie him to a tree,

pour some honey on his face,

and leave him there

all day and night.

- Why?

- It's for the bugs,

so they'd get on him

and bite him.

- No, we can't do that.

- Why not?

Well, what if a bear came?

Shut up.

You know,

if we hurt him,

we'd be just as bad as him.

So we need to hurt him

without really hurting him.

I mean, if you could think

of something like that, then...

Then what?

I don't know.

All right, Heather Locklear

or Shannen Doherty?

Don't know who

Heather Locklear is.

You don't...? Dude!

So, what do you say?

I think it's a totally wild plan.

It's also the only plan

my brother would agree to.

He's just a little f***ing

Gandhi, isn't he?

Like a f***ing white

Martin Luther King.

All we need now is a boat.

Hey, my neighbor's got a boat

in her back yard that she never uses.

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