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Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director:

David Schwimmer

Writers:

Michael Ian Black (screenplay), Simon Pegg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Dennis
Thandie Newton ... Libby
Hank Azaria ... Whit
Dylan Moran ... Gordon
Harish Patel ... Mr. Goshdashtidar
India de Beaufort ... Maya Goshdashtidar
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Jake
Simon Day Simon Day ... Vincent
Ruth Sheen ... Claudine
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ... Grover
Nevan Finegan Nevan Finegan ... Mickey
Iddo Goldberg ... News Reporter
Ameet Chana ... Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins Chris Hollins ... Himself
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis ... Herself
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Storyline

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish. Written by FilmFanUK

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Taglines:

. . . a romantic comedy that affirms true love isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Fatboy, Run See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$5,998,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,585,967
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Schwimmer: The man who hands Simon Pegg a beer during the marathon. See more »

Goofs

The fictional "Nike River Run" described in the movie as a 26.2 mile run along the River Thames with the finish line at St Pauls Cathedral. The race is shown as starting at City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames, which is only 1.3 miles away from St Pauls. See more »

Quotes

Whit: [At the hospital, after Jake plays with the hospital bed causing it to fall backwards] God dam it WILL YOU STOP MESSING AROUND WITH THE BED YA LITTLE SHIT?
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two words are dubbed over in the version shown on HBO in the United States. (1) While in the bun shop, the little old lady calls Dennis a "prick" instead of a "cock". (2) When Libby is showing Gordon the bathroom, he says that he put on Italian loafers and they "hurt like hell" instead of "hurt like fuck". In both instances, the actor's mouths are clearly mouthing the correct words, which are also shown in the closed captions. See more »

Connections

References Wacky Races (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Running
Arranged by Siddhartha Khosla
Performed by Goldspot
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User Reviews

 
A great comedy for most of the family!
28 September 2007 | by time-cubeSee all my reviews

+ For this being the 1st big movie David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends) has directed, it's very well done. Simon Pegg is his usual grade A comedy acting self along side Dylan Moran. This film being well scripted and performed by all the cast, I would recommend this as a must watch for anyone with a sense of humour (and some who don't).

  • The plot was somewhat predictable (not the worst thing in the world, at least it had a plot) that it almost smelled like Disney towards the end.


My opinion might be slightly negated by the fact that I'm a fan of Pegg and Dylan, however, I'm not normally a fan of Schwimmer so I hope that he keeps this grade of directing up in the future (if he chooses to direct again that is).


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