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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Did You Know?
Similar to his character in this movie, Ben Stiller would play another health-obsessed fitness fanatic in the 2004 movie "Dodgeball." See more
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
[writing a letter
Dear Grandma... someone once said, "War is hell." They've never been to fat camp. I knew the food would be bad...
[shows a revolting-looking lunch being passed out
... but even worse...
[shows Lars stabbing the Blob with a spear
... today he killed the Blob.
[goes to the go-kart track, closed and with people putting the karts in a pile
As for the go-karts, well... may they rest in pieces. I'm writing you because nobody else seemed to care.
[on the phone
I did not send you to '...
Referenced in Starsky & Hutch
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Written by Barbara Keith
Performed by The Coyotes
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