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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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$17,689,177 (USA)
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in 2012, during a PBS telethon, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara spoke to the camera, side by side, just like in the Camp Hope promotional video. The same music that played in the Camp Hope promotional video played in the background. See more »

Goofs

Harvey Bushkin says that "sometimes things don't work out the way you planned and in those situations you file Chapter 9 bankruptcy," however Chapter 9 only applies to municipal bankruptcies and could never be filed by an individual or company. See more »

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Lars: I'm feeling skinny Tony!
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References In Living Color (1990) See more »

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LOVE MACHINE
Written by Warren Moore and William Griffin
Performed by The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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Grossly funny.
1 January 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What's not to love about this movie. It's a classic 90's shenanigan comedy with the tubbies from The Mighty Ducks. They work so well together as a cast and their chemistry really shows. Although the movie's funny it doesn't start to get really good until about halfway through. It's rude, crude and childish with a carefree spirit...so moronic but you can't take it too seriously.

I do agree that it's a poor example of glutinous behaviour but even a child can tell that this is a gross over exaggeration and nobody commends this sort of diet and laziness. In saying that it's funny and not necessary about food. It's about losers becoming winners and the clinically insane getting what they deserve. And who doesn't like to watch that.


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