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Larger Than Life (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  1 November 1996 (USA)
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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

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: I must be in love,I just lied about my sign.
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Connections

Referenced in Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special! (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss, Jr.)
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1 September 2003 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I thought it was Great, as an animal film and as a comedy. I laughed for the bulk of it, and nearly cried at the end (it's nothing near drama, I'm just weird). Perhaps it got a little sappy at times, but never 'so-sappy-you-could-die' and was never vulgar, hurray! I suppose I could go into all the themes and merits of this movie, but I'll just suggest you go see it.


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