The film made its world television premiere on Cartoon Network on October 6, 2013, as part of their Stop Bullying, Speak Up promotion.
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A bullied teen chef wants to save his grandmother's business by entering a TV cooking contest to win the prize money, only to find his worst bully whose name is Matt Prylek suddenly pushing to become his new friend—and contest teammate. Meanwhile, Matt's brother Kyle wants him to do some villainous stuff.
Kenton Duty as Matt Prylek
Daniel Flaherty as Tommy Dolen
Katherine McNamara as Sarah O'Malley
Mary Beth Peil as "Gran" Angela Maria Tucci
Kyle Dean Massey as Kyle Prylek
Alex Boniello as Joe Grasso
Talon G. Ackerman as Will Terkin
Chris Riggi as Ned
Jan Uczkowski as Philip King
Tina Benko as Rhonda
Morgan B. Ackerman as Linda Bartosh
Marc John Jefferies as Xav
Robert Wuhl as Zack Conti
Ricky Ullman as Rip
Joseph Carcone as Highschool Student
The film began pre-production on February 1, 2012 and ended pre-production on June 12, 2012.
Production occurred in Liberty, NY and Fallsburg, NY on June 13, 2012 through July 13, 2012.
Post-production concluded at the end of September 2013 shortly before the movie's October 5, 2013 debut at Mill Valley Film Festival and the premiere the following evening, October 6, 2013 on Cartoon Network.
The movie won an Audience Award at Mill Valley Film Festival. It also won a Family Choice Award.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an audience score of 53%.