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 never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now.
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was originally not interested in acting the film, but he changed his mind when he found out that if he did not act in the film, he would not be allowed to act in D3: The Mighty Ducks
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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
Let me make something very clear: The PerkiSystem does not work with cheaters like Gerald Garner. OK? How can I sell an infomercial about fat kids who can't keep their piggy little snouts shut? Hmm? Who's gonna buy that, huh?
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Crescent City Gold
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