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.
How to Eat Fried Worms is a New Line Cinema and Walden Media presentation of A Mark Johnson Production, directed by Bob Dolman (The Banger Sisters). The screenplay is by Dolman, based on the novel How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. The producers are Mark Johnson and Philip Steuer. The movie stars Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, with Kimberly Williams-Paisley , and Tom Cavanagh. The talented cast also includes Austin Rogers, Alexander Gould, Ryan Malgarini, Philip Daniel Bolden, Clint Howard, Ty Panitz, and James Rebhorn.
The creative team includes director of photography Richard Rutkowski, production designer Caty Maxey, costume designer Kathleen Kiatta, composers Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and editor Janice Hampton, A.C.E.
How to Eat Fried Worms marks a continuing collaboration between New Line Cinema and Walden Media, as well as the re-teaming of Walden Media with producers Mark Johnson and Philip Steuer. Both were producers on the worldwide hit The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
How to Eat Fried Worms filmed in 2005 in multiple locations in and around Austin, Texas, including the Travis Heights neighborhood and Stacy Park, Zilker Elementary School, Onion Creek Country Club, the Blue Hole swimming hole and Austin Studios.