Focus Features | Release Date: March 14, 2014
Summary: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee, decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life. [Focus Features]
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Runtime: 89 min
Rating: Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity
Official Site: http://www.focusfeatures.com/bad_words
Production: Darko Entertainment
Genres: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 8, 2014
Director Credit
Jason Bateman Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Dodge Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Allison Janney Dr. Bernice Deagan
Jason Bateman Guy Trilby
Kathryn Hahn Reporter
Rohan Chand Chaitanya Chopra
Cast Credit
Alexia Pearl Spelling Bee Spectator
Allan Miller Bald Glasses Judge
Allison Janney Cast
Amanda Anka National Public Television Narrator
Anjul Nigam Sriram Chopra
Ben Falcone Pete Fowler
Beth Grant Irene
Bob Stephenson Bill Murhoff
Christopher Clausi Spellingbee Parent
Ethan Dizon Ricky
Greg Cromer Jeremy
Gwen Parden Brace-Faced Girl
Jacquie Barnbrook Joyce Saks Mom
Janine King Parent At Spelling Bee
Jason Bateman Cast
Judith Hoag Cast
Kathryn Hahn Reporter
Matthew Zhang Braden Aftergood
Michael Patrick McGill Beet-Red Father
Patricia Belcher Ingrid
Philip Baker Hall Dr. Bowman
Rachael Harris Eric Tai's Mother
Rohan Chand Chaitainya
Steve Witting Proctor At Spelling Bee
Producer Credit
Darren M. Demetre Executive Producer
Gary Marcus Co-Producer
Jason Bateman Producer
Jeff Culotta Producer
Mason Novick Producer
Michelle Knudsen Co-Producer
Sean McKittrick Producer
Ted Hamm Producer