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Larger Than Life (1996)

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A motivational speaker discovers that the inheritance his father left for him is in the form of an elephant.

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Cast

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Event Coordinator
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Richard Alan Baker ...
Richie
Richie Allan ...
Man in Audience
Kimberly Thornton ...
Pyramid Woman
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Mom
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Celeste
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Walter
Alex Neiwerth ...
Matthew
Alfa-Betty Olsen ...
Party Guest
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Trowbridge Bowers
Tai ...
Vera
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Cop
Jeannine Hutchings ...
Outraged Woman
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Motovational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a "huge" inheritance. When he gets there, he finds that his inheritance has come in the form of a elephant that was his father's pride and joy in circus acts. His main intention is to sell the pacaderm off. Jack must choose between loud and rude zookeeper Mo or attractive animal show owner Terry. As the two trek through the country Jack and the elephant develop a bond, and it changes his approach on life for the better. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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He's got 5 days to go coast-to-coast. (There's just one BIG problem.)

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Large as Life  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,779,504 (USA) (1 November 1996)

Gross:

$8,289,972 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Jack Corcoran: I must be in love,I just lied about my sign.
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Soundtracks

Everybody Loves a Train
Written by David Hidalgo and Louis Perez
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than I thought it would be
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

As with most animal/comedian movies, I thought this one would be a bomb. However, it wasn't as bad as I expected. The plot is decent and the funny parts are mostly funny, instead of just stupid. Kids and adults both will enjoy the elephant and the occasional outdoor scene, as Bill Murray and his new friend trek across the beautiful American countryside. This movie also touches on serious topics like animal abuse. Bill Murray is funny as usual and Matthew McConaughey puts in an unusual and funny performance. This movie isn't going to win any Oscars, but provides good entertainment, without resorting to sex or violence. I gave it 7 out of 10.


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