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Writers (WGA):
Judd Apatow (written by) &
Steven Brill (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 1995 (USA) See more »
They never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now. See more »
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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Directed by
Steven Brill 
Writing credits
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
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 F. Burke .... gaffer (as Michael F 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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Rated PG for some rude language and pranks
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (video premiere) | USA:PG

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The Heavy Weights blu-ray disc, released in 2012, featured over 30 deleted and alternate scenes including: 1. An alternate beginning featuring Gerry and a classmate walking through the halls on the last day of school carrying A/V equipment and talking about their plans for the summer. 2. A scene where Gerry talks to his brother as he enters his house about the visitor. 3. A 2 minute long version of the Camp Hope Promotional video, showing additional shots around the camp and more additional commentary from the Bushkins. 4. An extended version of Roy and Gerry talking on the airplane, including a scene where Roy steals another passenger's food, as well as more dialogue as they exit the airport and talk to the other campers, as well as a segment where Gerry mistakenly boards the Camp MVP bus while being taunted by Chris. 5. Another camper, Alex Hollins, is weighed by Tony during the midpoint of camp, and it is revealed he neither gained nor lost weight. 6. A scene where Gerry, Roy, Josh, and Nicholas are preparing to do their beginning of the year physical with Nurse Julie, and they talk about getting boners. 7. An extended version of the campers swimming in the lake under Lars's supervision--this includes a scene where Gerry asks Lars about the Blob, a scene where Nurse Julie talks to Pat, who is scrubbing graffiti from Camp MVP, and the campers see the dismantled go-karts and are told by Tony it would be replaced by an obstacle course called PUOC. 8. A scene in the Chipmunk bunk where the campers talk about the sit-up game (done later in the movie to foil Tony during the hike) and experiment it on Lars, who, when doing the sit-up, pushes Josh across the cabin. 9. Two versions of the Camp Hope campfire, both of wish begin with Pat and Tim singing about Camp Hope under Tony's leadership. Tony and Lars interrupt the campfire with Tony discussing sacrifice, obesity, and smuggling illegal candy into the camp. Tony urges the campers to throw all candy into the fire, and when nobody volunteers, he then raids the cabins to search for candy. 10. An extended version of the bunk raid scene where Tony asks a camper, Philip, to unzip his pants where it is revealed that he had a 3 Musketeers in his pants. This version also includes the infamous Peter Fitz joke given by Josh. 11. Additional dialogue about Josh's whereabouts from the lunch line. This scene also shows the cafeteria workers warning Pat for giving the campers large servings. 12. An extended scene of Tim talking to Tony before the Camp MVP baseball game. Pat then approaches Tony, asking him to be reassigned to the Chipmunk bunk, but Tony tells Pat that he should stay away from the campers given his weight. 13. An extended scene of Gerry crying at the end of the Camp MVP baseball game--he ends up running away from the game and sees Lars harpooning the Blob. 14. An alternate scene of Gerry writing a letter, but this one was to his parents and full of sarcastic comments, such as saying how he sees the nurse all the time, how he has made friends playing baseball with the Camp MVP kids, and how he has enjoyed the Blob. This scene also contains an alternate version of Tony on a bed of nails. 15. A scene where the campers perform a play featuring Roy as a drunken bum getting a fish bone and the other characters playing alley cats. 16. Two versions of a scene where Nurse Julie visits Tony, and she snoops around his cabin and criticizes his weight loss program and personality. Tony tells her that "pain is the ultimate tool for shifting a belief," citing various motivational speakers. 17. An extended version of the campers searching Tony's cabin and an extended version of Tony running and working out around camp. The campers learn Tony is interested in the money from the infomercial, and Nicholas smuggles ginseng, rice cakes, and bulking agent from the cabin. 18. An extended version of the 20-mile hike, featuring junior counselor Dawson thanking Gerry for not ratting him out for smuggling food, an alternate version of the Icarus/Sisyphus story, a scene where they walk over an underground ant farm, as well as an extended version of Tony working out on the top of a mountain. 19. A scene where Tony, after being imprisoned, talk some wisdom to Sam, who was standing guard, and encourages him to let him out. This version also features an alternate motivation parody tape featuring Roy and Josh and not Gerry. 20. A scene where Pat talks code to Gerry to meet in the dining hall during Parents Day and he introduces himself to Gerry's parents. Gerry's parents also ask why they had not met Tony. 21. An extended version of the Camp Hope or Camp Hell video, which includes more dialogue between Tony and Josh where Tony coaches Josh to say positive things about the camp. Josh criticizes the food, leading to alternate takes, and when he tells Tony he's been at the camp longer, Tony makes him do 120 push-ups. The film also shows Tony prepping the campers for a small 30 minute run where he taunts the campers and tells them to run with their heels up to their butt. It also has extended footage of Josh and Roy eating a rat and ends with Gerry introducing Nurse Julie, who gives her disapproval of Tony's program. 22. An extended version of Tony invading Parents Day. After he loses his balance in the auditorium, he reaches for a bow and arrow, aims it at Mr. Garner, and talks about how his own father never showed him any affection. 23. Extra footage of Camp Hope after Pat takes over, including his stealing Camp MVP's boat motor to use in the go-kart for the Apache Relay and a scene where he has sex with Nurse Julie on a boat. 24. The Apache Relay scene is extended to show many more events including Pat and Lars giving the campers a motivational talk and Gerry thinking Camp Hope would get creamed. It is revealed that MVP picked 15 events and Hope picked 15 and each event had a time limit such that the participant would automatically advance if time ran out. Other events featured in the deleted scenes but not in the film itself were an obstacle course, a t-ball derby, a canoe race, a belly flop contest, an A/V obstacle course involving the camper running a projector through a simulated hallway and setting up the film, Tim (in a Southern accent) reading Shakespeare passages in the Hall of Intelligence, and a segment where the Hall of Intelligence participant had to skip to the next event (the Grand Prix). Also, at the end of the film, Chris from Camp MVP files a formal protest because he realized Pat stole his boat motor to use as the Camp Hope go kart motor. 25. Alternate versions of Tony selling items door-to-door including mail-order meat, Chinese herbal healing remedies, and South American massage balls.See more »
Continuity: The nurse's hair color varies throughout the movie.See more »
Tony Perkis:You've been a good guard, Nicholas. Fair and strong. I want to reward you with this chocolate kiss.
[holds out the fake candy to Nicholas]
Nicholas:Throw it over!
Tony Perkis:Then it would smoosh... we wouldn't want that.
Tony Perkis:[Nicholas goes to grab the candy and Tony puts him in a headlock] Looks like London Bridge is falling down!
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Hardest I've laughed in a LONG time., 10 August 1999
Author: Bigmoose

This is one of the funniest movies I've seen. And fat people will not be offended, I have friends that have really been to "fat camp" and they were laughing harder than I was, and I really don't see what's so gross about it. This is a great film go out and rent it. 9.5 out of 10.

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