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Big Fat Liar (2002)

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After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

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A take on the classic tale 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', this is the story of a 14-year-old boy named Jason Shephard who lies for the fun of it. He loses an important story assignment entitled 'Big Fat Liar' in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using his story, to clear his name, and to get him out of having to attend summer school. The teen liar then has to match wits with Wolf, who also turns out to be a big liar. Written by Anna <annachan@amazon.com>

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Two friends are about to cut one Hollywood big shot down to size. See more »


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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$88,659 (South Africa) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$201,334 (South Africa) (30 August 2002)
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Trivia

While Jason and Kaylee are hiding in the Prop House, nearby objects include a statue of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), the DeLorean from Back to the Future (1985), the Costume and a car from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

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When Marty Wolfe is upset that his car has been sabotaged and is banging away at the instruments, in the close up of his hands you can see he is wearing blue mechanical rubber gloves instead of the blue died skin. See more »

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Kaylee: What's with the Cokes?
Jason Sheperd: The machine! It's rigged! They're free! Haha, they're free!
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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Hungry Like the Wolf
Written by Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor and John Taylor
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Very nice kids movie; adults can play spot the connection.
10 February 2002 | by (Deep beneath the waves in NJ) – See all my reviews

Broad comedy, minimized violence, recognizable stars - drop the kids off at the matinee and you're in good shape.

If you go along with them, you can play spot the movie connection. Half the movie is set at Universal Studios Los Angeles. Aside from the obvious (character walking past the Norman Bates House, etc.), the producers left dozens of props from other movies lying around. (I already submitted the cars from "Back to the Future" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".) It's almost like the movie is one big plug for the Universal Studios tour.

Speaking of plugs: Note the obvious ones for Coca-Cola and the E.T. re-release.

Parental Guidance note: Please be sure to explain to your kids that a) Hollywood is not a nice place to run away to, and b) they shouldn't expect to get hugs and encouragement after they run away.


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