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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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Tai ...
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Outraged Woman


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 <>

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


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Large as Life  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$8,289,972 (USA) (13 December 1996)

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1.85 : 1
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A whole TRUNK of fun!
1 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It shows how much fun an elephant can be. I also liked Bill Murray in this. After I saw him in Ghostbusters and other movies I really wanted to see Larger Than Life. Also I think Bill Murray is good at comedy comedy not the stupid comedy that Adam Sandler gives you in Little Nickey. All and all I like the actors and the elephant in this movie so I give it a ten.

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