In the wake of his parents’ disintegrating marriage James O’Brien, a pathologically shy seventeen-year-old is forced to spend the summer with a wrestling troupe on the small-town Ontario circuit, chaperoning a debauched old champ during his swan song tour. In lieu of the library, he gets Dog Duty, which means keeping Mad Dog LaRue sober enough to wrestle with the company bear. James hates the pisstank and Dog Loathes the weasely little runt. But then James falls in love with Julie, the insanely hot daughter of Cowboy Bobby Dusek, and led for the first time by his heart, he develops an alter ego named THE WEASEL, who serves as The Dog’s manager. Inspired, The Dog sobers up and rediscovers his chops in the ring in the final bid to go out on top. A classic coming-of-age comedy set in the world of professional wrestling.
Writer: Noel Baker
Supported by Telefilm, OMDC, Harold Greenberg Fund, Movie Central