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Larger Than Life (1996)

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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Alex Neiwerth ...
Matthew
Alfa-Betty Olsen ...
Party Guest
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Receptionist
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Trowbridge Bowers
Tai ...
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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)  »

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Large as Life  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,779,504, 3 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,289,972, 15 December 1996
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Trivia

The airport scene was filmed in the San José, California airport. 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 is looking for a truck to take him and Vera]
Jack Corcoran: Heading west?
Trucker: [staring at Vera] Yeah.
Jack Corcoran: Can you take some more cargo?
Trucker: Is she afraid of mice?
Jack Corcoran: [frustrated] Are you hauling mice?
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Connections

References She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss, Jr.)
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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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