Phat Beach (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  2 August 1996 (USA)
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A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.



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A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.

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Ain't nothin' but a g-string.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hip Hop Holiday  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$658,614 (USA) (2 August 1996)


$1,263,945 (USA) (16 August 1996)

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1.85 : 1
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At the end credit music video, Jim Carrey can be seen as one of the contestants in the talent show. He's the first contestant. See more »


Coolio: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
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68 & I O U 1
Written by Derrick Rahming and Marcus Rice
Performed by Afro-Rican
Courtesy of Hip Rock Entertainment
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Great Pointless Film
11 December 2006 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This is the epic tale of a overweight young man and his player buddy Darnell's trip to the beach, the Phat Beach! The fat boy steals his father's Benz and off they go, with visions of fat booties in their heads. Once they get there, Darnell is getting mo' booty than a bike seat and the fat man (whose name I can't remember, else I'd use it, I'm not trying to offend the overweight here) keeps getting rejected. He sees his dream girl and chases her as best as he can, but she is cruel to him. The film then begins to get pretty depressing with the fat man wandering around alone while Darnell keeps getting them ladies. There is something I like about this movie, and I honestly don't know what it is. Nothing really happens in it, it isn't very funny, there is little to no nudity, Coolio is in it for about three seconds, but I am always drawn back to it. About once a year I get a craving for Phat Beach. It takes all kinds, I guess. In Phat Beach related news: I gave this DVD to a friend for his birthday. His house was broken into on my birthday and a bunch of stuff was stolen, including this DVD. Bizarre.

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