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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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A classic that delivers laughs as big as the kids stomachs! See more (60 total) »

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)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denise Bailie .... second assistant camera: second unit
Michael Burke .... gaffer
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 filming the scene where the kids have a party after locking up Tony Perkis and restoring the camp back to the way it was, Aaron Schwartz (Gerry) injured his arm. His cast had to be hid in scenes featuring him.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Tony and the campers are going on their hike as punishment for not losing weight, Tony incorrectly talks about the Greek legend of Icarus who was sentenced to push a boulder up a hill for all eternity. Icarus is a Greek legend known for flying too close to the sun. It was Sisyphus to whom Tony should have been referring.See more »
Quotes:
Gerry:It's a fat camp! Are you crazy? No way! I'm not going to camp with a bunch of fat loads!
Mrs. Garner:Gerry!
Roger Johnson:Now that's not kind, Gerry.
Maury Garner:We're doing this for your own good. We gatta nip this thing in the bud.
Gerry:I'm fine. This is a joke right? You're fatter than I am why don't you go to fat camp.
Mrs. Garner:You show your father some respect.
Maury Garner:First I think we should have a little pow-wow, and then we will call you with our decision.
Gerry:I'll give you my decision right now. I'm not going.
[Cut to a jetliner taking off]
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A classic that delivers laughs as big as the kids stomachs!, 23 July 2004
Author: HATED_IT from Massachusetts

Heavyweights is the story of a group of kids who with the help of their counselor go on a mission to take back their fat camp from a crazy man who has never interacted with kids before (played by Ben Stiller) who is intend on making it into a money making informercial.

I first saw this as a child, and absolutely loved it. I must have watched it again on at least 5 other occassions. Recently I was in the video store and came across a copy of it for sale. After convincing my friend to buy it , we went back to his house and popped it into the VCR. I wondered if the film would hold up after all these years. Did it? Absolutely! In fact I may have gotten bigger laughs this time around.

I do not understand why this film has a 5.1 rating, after reminding this movie to my friends they all recalled loving it, and everyone I recently watched it with loved it. Ben Stiller's character is hillarious, and the rest of the cast is great. Besides Ben, Kenan Thompson is the only other actor in this who went on to become somewhat of a star, which is suprising because all the kids give great performances. Tom Mcgowan, the man who plays Pat, seemed to be chosen for the role because Chris Farley passed on it, and John Candy died, but he gives a great performance.

I know it sounds cliche, but Heavyweights is truly one of the few movies that people of all ages will love.

9/10

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