Contest 8 years old

Some Friendships are an Acquired Taste.


Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it's so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah, when he's not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him?


Contest Cast

Name Character
Katherine McNamara She was 18, now 27 years old as Sarah O'Malley
Mary Beth Peil She was 73, now 82 years old as Angela Maria 'Gran' Tucci
Ricky Ullman He was 27, now 36 years old as Rip
Kenton Duty He was 18, now 27 years old as Matt Prylek
Danny Flaherty He was 147, 64 years old when he died as Tommy Dolen
Tina Benko as Rhonda
Chris Riggi He was 28, now 37 years old as Ned
Jan Uczkowski He was 17, now 26 years old as Philip King
Kyle Dean Massey He was 32, now 41 years old as Kyle Prylek

Contest Crew

Name Department
Anthony Joseph Giunta as Director. Directing
Anthony Joseph Giunta as Screenplay. Writing
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Contest (8 years)

Some Friendships are an Acquired Taste.

  • Release day: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  • Runtime: 88 minutes