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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Receptionist
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Trowbridge Bowers
Tai ...
Vera
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Cop
Jeannine Hutchings ...
Outraged Woman
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Storyline

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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Box Office

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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Trivia

The airport scene was filmed I. Location in San Joe, CA ( SJC) . See more »

Goofs

As they are walking across the desert, there are multiple sets of elephant tracks in the sand, then on the far shot tracks in the sand from the camera crew. See more »

Quotes

Jack Corcoran: Okay I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is it's all downhill from here. The bad news is you're going to carry me.
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Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is a Carnival
Written by Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, and Rick Danko
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Slow starter but worth sticking it out
19 November 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I would probably have given up on this movie had it not been showing in the middle of the night against infomercials and test patterns. It takes about 30 minutes before it really gets going, when Bill Murray and Vera hit the road. Bill Murray's performance is serviceable if unspectacular; it's a rather underwritten role that could have been played by most anyone, but the low-wattage version of Murray's charm does come through from time to time. Janeane Garofalo is well-used in a small role, but Matthew McConnaughey makes the most vivid impression in truly goofy part as an insane truck driver. Except for exposition, the first quarter or so of the film is dull, but the rest makes for pleasant if low-key entertainment. The "relationship" between man and elephant is genuinely touching.


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