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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Judd Apatow (written by) &
Steven Brill (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Steven Brill 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Judd Apatow (written by) &
Steven Brill (written by)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Sarah Bowman .... executive producer
Michael Fottrell .... co-producer (as Morgan Michael Fottrell)
Jack Giarraputo .... associate producer
Joe Roth .... producer
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer 
 
Film Editing by
Carroll Timothy O'Meara  (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
 
Casting by
Lynda Gordon 
Judy Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Storer 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Ballance 
Harry Darrow 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman 
 
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman 
 
Makeup Department
John R. Bayless .... key makeup artist
Judith H. Bickerton .... hair stylist
Michael Burnett .... prosthetic makeup artist: Ben Stiller
Faron Johnson .... assistant makeup artist
Geordie Sheffer .... key hair stylist
Carolynn Weast .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Katherine E. Beyda .... production supervisor
Michael Fottrell .... unit production manager (as Morgan Michael Fottrell)
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Fowler Adams .... second assistant director: second unit
Steve Boyum .... second unit director
Merrilee Dale .... second second assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... first assistant director: second unit (as J. Alan Hopkins)
David B. Householter .... first assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kip Bartlett .... lead man
Robert Beck .... property master
Donna Cline .... storyboard artist
Beth Giles .... assistant property master
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Andy Krish .... on-set dresser (as Andrew J. Krish)
Joe McGuire .... set dresser
Thomas C. Mentzer .... carpenter
Robert Ramsey .... signwriter (as bob ramsey)
Leonard M. Smith Jr. .... set dresser
Tim Snowber .... art department coordinator (as Timothy M. Snowber)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Francesca Dodd .... dialogue editor
Patrick Dodd .... sound supervisor
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer
Frank E. Eulner .... sound effects editor
Bill Fibben .... boom operator
Marjorie L. Hagan .... assistant sound effects editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Erik R. Kraber .... assistant dialogue editor
Mark Levinson .... adr editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Kate Lumpkin .... cable person (as Kat Craig)
Kate Lumpkin .... sound mixer: second unit (as Kat Craig)
Jennifer Myers .... foley walker
Margie O'Malley .... foley walker
Michael Semanick .... foley recordist
Lisa Storer .... assistant sound effects editor
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
John Verbeck .... foley editor
Hugh Waddell .... sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mitchell Medford .... special effects assistant
William Purcell .... special effects technician
Scott Rushton .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Olivier Sarda .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunt coordinator
Keith Campbell .... stunt double: Mr. Stiller
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt double (as Chris Fletcher)
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunts (as Kent Luttrell)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts (as Greg Smrz)
Jonathan Clark .... stunt double: Aaron Schwartz (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denise Bailie .... second assistant camera: second unit
Michael J. Burke .... gaffer (as Michael Burke)
Richard J. Cartwright .... still photographer
Stephen Crowley .... electrician
Blaise Dahlquist .... electrician
Blaise Dahlquist .... rigging gaffer
Ed Dally .... video engineer
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera
Michael Ferris .... director of photography: second unit
Ken Finlay .... best boy electric
Dale Fowler .... pre-rig electrician
Thomas Greco .... second assistant camera
Jimmy Harritos .... rigging set electric
George Hesse .... second assistant camera: second unit (as George E. Hesse III)
Jerry Holway .... Steadicam operator
Jerry Holway .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ken Hudson .... second assistant camera
Pete Johnson .... video playback assistant
Christopher D. Jones .... electrician
Nick Nelson .... electrician
Tripp Pair .... grip
Jesse Wayne Parker .... best boy grip
Chris Rawlins Jr. .... grip
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Riko Schatke .... grip
C. Ashley Sudge .... dolly grip
Mark Van Loon .... Steadicam operator
Mark Van Loon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Verardi .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Yerardi .... first assistant camera
Garrett Brown .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shirley Fulton Crumley .... location casting
Schuler Kent .... casting assistant
Theresa Phillips .... location casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layne Brightwell .... set costumer
Allyson B. Fanger .... costumer (as Allyson Brown)
Deborah Latham .... costume supervisor
Richard Schoen .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gordon Antell .... assistant film editor
Sam Citron .... first assistant film editor
Karen Dimmig .... apprentice film editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
David Koeppel .... assistant film editor
Richard E. Rabjohn .... additional film editor
Karen Rasch .... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Robert L. Sinise .... additional film editor
Glenn Allen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Maria Newman .... musician
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
John Rosenberg .... music contractor
Edward T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Vigran .... score mixer
John Vigran .... score recordist
 
Transportation Department
Richard A. Davis .... transportation captain
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator
John Lybrand .... picture car coordinator
John Rice Sr. .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Kwame L. Abernathy .... location assistant
Steve Battaglia .... key production assistant
Michael Bard Bayer .... production assistant
George Bosley .... location manager
Nita Boyum .... script supervisor: second unit
Jonathan Capra .... key production assistant
James M. Crumley Jr. .... production assistant
Michael Curtis .... title designer
Mark A. Dixon .... location manager
Ned Dowd .... head of production: Caravan Pictures
Wendy Cooper Earley .... production assistant
Christine C. Fransen .... assistant production coordinator
Gary Gillingham .... production accountant
April H. Grantham .... craft service
Michelle Holdsworth .... assistant: Mr. Brill
Robert E. Kay .... production assistant
Mary K. Lanier .... technical advisor
Rob Meisenholder .... payroll accountant
Patricia Phillips .... production assistant
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Candisse Reynolds .... assistant location manager
John H. Schroeder .... production assistant
Katie Willard Troebs .... production coordinator
Lois Yaroshefsky .... studio teacher
Anne Lockhart .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some rude language and pranks
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (video premiere) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While Ben Stiller played the parts of both Tony Perkins and his father, the Bushkins were played by his actual parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Pat and Gerry are talking by the bus in the beginning, you can see reflections of the cameraman behind them in the bus. But when they turn around and show them, they are all kids.See more »
Quotes:
Tony Perkis:Kiss the ground, joker-boy!
Josh:Hey, would you get your foot off my back?
Tony Perkis:Shut up!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Platoon (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
BLUE DANUBESee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A comedy precursor for the next decade, 22 June 2010
Author: Movie_Muse_Reviews from IL, USA

Despite being a child of the '90s, somehow I missed "Heavyweights" entirely. Considering the similarities it shares with "The Mighty Ducks" movies such as actors Kenan Thompson and Shaun Weiss, I'm almost embarrassed. Regardless, there's still plenty to appreciate about "Heavyweights" 15 years later in spite of its silliness -- and it's more than just a joke about the ineptitude of the Buffalo Bills.

For one, it was written and directed by Judd Apatow, who has a majority hold on the comedies of the last decade and for two, it marks one of Ben Stiller's first prominent roles as fitness wack-job Tony Perkis, who takes over a once-adored fat camp and harasses the kids.

Good thing "Heavyweights" was made then or it may never have surfaced, seeing as the age of political correctness and weight sensitivity has befallen us. The film is not cruel at all in its depiction of overweight campers, so parents surfing around for slightly older kid films and coming across this one shouldn't be concerned about that factor, but there's no doubt that such a concept would be hard to get off the ground, especially at Disney, in the 21st Century.

Co-written by Apatow and Steven Brill, writer of "The Mighty Ducks" films, it was as if the two conspired to plant a seed for a type of humor that kids my age at the time would come to identify as their own as they entered the PG-13 and R-rated age. Tony Perkis, for example, is the spitting character image of Stiller's White Goodman from "Dodgeball" and yet to me he is just as amusing doing his patented whispery intimidating voice now despite my countless repeated viewings of "Dodgeball."

There's also a classic overnight camp comedy sense of humor in "Heavyweights" like the kids getting beat in sports by their rival camp, an awkward dance mixer with a normal girls camp and when the kids unload the candy stashes they've snuck in camp into secret compartments -- as well as the run-of-the-mill fart jokes. Characters such as Tony's hysterical right-hand European man Lars, however, were way ahead of their time.

"Heavyweights" is pretty immature and excludes girls (because fat girls would be too taboo for the '90s). Its typical camp movie plot as well as its "overthrow-the-bad-guy" story arch - - which ruled the '90s -- come off as stale. But ignore those distractions and "Heavyweights" is a funny, quotable movie with some classic scenes, which is all a kid (or someone trying to go back and grab some nostalgia) really wants.

~Steven C

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