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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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essay | liar | school | friend | hollywood | See more »

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Big Fat Liar is an extremely funny comedy, filed whit nonstop action and hilarious pranks. See more »


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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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

Andre Rosey Brown's last film appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Marty tackles Jason on the roof for Mr. Funnybones, after Jason falls, the ground moves revealing a crash mat. See more »

Quotes

Jason Sheperd: Remember me? I wrote "Big Fat Liar".
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References Charmed (1998) See more »

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Spanish Backlot
Written by Christophe Beck & Jaime Ciero
Performed by Jaime Ciero
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now that was fun to watch it...
20 September 2002 | by (Earth, Europe) – See all my reviews

It is a nice comedy. It has the great features of the childhood, lying or trying to get away from own generated troubles. The casting is great, great acting. And the special effects ? Well, some stunts are really impressive. Watch it! :)


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