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Fatso (1980)

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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

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Dominick DiNapoli
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Antoinette
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Frankie
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Lydia
Michael Lombard ...
Charlie
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Vito
Delia Salvi ...
Ida Rendino
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Johnny
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Mrs. Goodman
Richard Karron ...
Sonny
Renata Vanni ...
Zi Marie
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Oscar Lapidus
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ...
Nurse
Natasha Ryan ...
Ann Marie
David Comfort ...
Anthony
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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense than his love of food. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with Lydia that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying. Written by Siobhan Perricone

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First feature release from Mel Brooks' then new production company "Brooksfilms". See more »

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Although Dominick eats steamed kale, the sound effect is more like a crunchy vegetable. See more »

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Dominick DiNapoli: Maybe I AM crazy. Is it crazy to hate yourself?
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Featured in Gilmore Girls: Luke Can See Her Face (2004) See more »

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the only realistic portrayal of Italian family life
21 March 2000 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

After gritting my teeth through too many movies that show Italians as wife-beating criminals and cowed women who never comb their hair, this movie is a loving and affectionate breath of fresh air, showing the only realistic portrayal of Italian family life I've ever seen in the movies. Bancroft is *perfect* as the rock of the family, and DeLuise is also excellent as the friendly, sweet central character. Ron Carey is surprisingly great as his little brother. Great characters, great dialogue, and if you're Italian and are sick of machine guns in violin cases, you'll laugh out loud at how right they got it . . .


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