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
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During the hike, as the boys start swatting away mosquitoes, Tony encourages the swatting motion, because it's a good isometric exercise. This is incorrect, since an isometric exercise involves a stationary position and/or applying force against a fixed object. See more
When the boys are playing softball against Camp MVP, Jerry swings and misses and his bat flies directly over Tim's head and hits the fence. In the next shot, the bat hits Kenny the Cameraman, who was nowhere near the bench in the previous shot. See more
It's a fat camp! Are you crazy? No way! I'm not going to camp with a bunch of fat loads!
Now that's not kind, Gerry.
We're doing this for your own good. We gatta nip this thing in the bud.
I'm fine. This is a joke right? You're fatter than I am why don't you go to fat camp.
You show your father some respect.
First I think we should have a little pow-wow, and then we will call you with our decision.
I'll give you my decision right now. I'm not going.
[Cut to a jetliner taking off
Written by Bernard Edwards
and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Chic
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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