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
They don't run the fastest. They don't jump the highest. But they sure are getting the last laugh.
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Did You Know?
As part of his first date with his eventual wife, Judd Apatow tried to impress Leslie Mann by showing her this film. See more
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
[Tony chases Josh down a hill and Josh gets a leg cramp
Congratulations, you've just joined the 76% of Americans who forget to stretch before doing any physical activity.
References Rocky III
Written by Bill Martin
and Phil Coulter
Performed by The Bay City Rollers
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