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Heavy Weights (1995)

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

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11-year-old Gerald "Gerry" Garner lives in Long Island, New York, and he's overweight. Gerry's parents Maury and Mrs. Garner decide to send Gerry to Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp is owned by kindly Harvey Bushkin and his equally kind wife Alice Bushkin. When the Bushkins file for bankruptcy the camp has to be sold, it is bought by a wacko named Tony Perkis. Tony plans to force the campers to lose as much weight as they can, and he also intends to document the marathon shedding of weight and use it for an infomercial for his slenderizing program. In the eyes of the campers, Tony has made Camp Hope a living hell. As Gerry and counselor Pat Finley lead the efforts to overthrow Tony, the campers prepare for the Apache Relay against arch rival Camp MVP. The Apache Relay is a kind of race in which Camp Hope has never defeated Camp MVP before. Written by Todd Baldridge

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They don't run the fastest. They don't jump the highest. But they sure are getting the last laugh. See more »

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Rated PG for some rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

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17 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Heavyweights  »

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$17,689,177 (USA)
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As part of his first date with his eventual wife, Judd Apatow tried to impress Leslie Mann by showing her this film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Gerry uses the propeller in the back of the go-kart to jump over the other go-kart, you can see that the propeller is clearly not spinning. See more »

Quotes

[Tony chases Josh down a hill and Josh gets a leg cramp]
Tony Perkis: Congratulations, you've just joined the 76% of Americans who forget to stretch before doing any physical activity.
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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

SATURDAY NIGHT
Written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
Performed by The Bay City Rollers
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Jesus gave us Heavyweights
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly the best movie that has ever gushed from the loins of Disney. I have 7 copies in constant rotation, each dedicated to a particular weekday for viewing. I quit my job and collect social security to support my habit,as well as stuffing envelopes during the rewind phase. On the weekends when my grandma comes over to clean, she usually plays Lars or Tony, and I get to be Gerry Garner. Once I asked some Jehovah's witnesses to be Nicholas and Simms, but one talked too much and the other had a crappy English accent. I used a microwave box to make my own go-kart in the living room for me to sit in when I get to part the wild horse's mane. I'm doggen 'em, Pat! I'm doggen 'em!


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