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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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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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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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Heavyweights  »

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$17,689,177 (USA)
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On the Blu-Ray commentary, Judd Apatow states that he once ran into Paul Thomas Anderson, and he told Judd that he loves Heavy Weights. 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 »

Quotes

Tim: [sees the kids have locked Tony up] Oh good God!
Pat Finley: This is insane!
Julie: This is great!
Gerry: So, what was you guys' plan?
Pat Finley: What do you guys think you're doing?
Gerry: Taking over the camp.
Tim: Guys, you can't kidnap the owner of a camp! They give people the *chair* for things like this.
Gerry: It was self defense, you have to believe us.
Julie: I believe you.
Roy: Pat, you know what? He snapped!
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Referenced in Starsky & Hutch (2004) See more »

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LE FREAK
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Chic
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Jesus gave us Heavyweights
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly the best movie that has ever gushed from the loins of Disney. I have 7 copies in constant rotation, each dedicated to a particular weekday for viewing. I quit my job and collect social security to support my habit,as well as stuffing envelopes during the rewind phase. On the weekends when my grandma comes over to clean, she usually plays Lars or Tony, and I get to be Gerry Garner. Once I asked some Jehovah's witnesses to be Nicholas and Simms, but one talked too much and the other had a crappy English accent. I used a microwave box to make my own go-kart in the living room for me to sit in when I get to part the wild horse's mane. I'm doggen 'em, Pat! I'm doggen 'em!


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