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Big Fat Liar (2002)

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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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,554,015 (USA) (8 February 2002)

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$47,811,275 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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In Big Fat Liar Paul Giamatti plays a lying producer and in Rock of Ages he plays a lying agent. See more »

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After the car is supposedly smashed by the monster truck the mag wheels are different when it is being towed. See more »

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Monty Kirkham: Good Morning. Marty Wolf Pictures. This is Monty.
Kaylee: Monty! Charisma from Marcus Duncan's office. I'm temping for a second assistant. I am so psyched your there, cookie. So I was watching "Charmed" on the WB last night and just as Alyssa Milano was about to put a spell on her cute demon boyfriend I had the biggest panic attack that I forgot to give you Duncan's new address!
Monty Kirkham: Really, I didn't know he moved. That was quick.
Kaylee: Oh Yeah, in a big way! He bought like THE sickest pad in the 90210. I'm ...
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References Platoon (1986) See more »

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Written by A. Anderson, S. Gaines
Performed by Zion I (as Zion-I)
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Hilarious Movie
28 February 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a hilarious movie about a kid who just wants to earn his dad's trust back. Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and especially Amanda Bynes all provide excellent performances. It's a well-written story with some very important messages. Much of it seems to be set in Universal Studios, on lots one can see during one of the tours, which makes the movie even more enjoyable. I haven't laughed this much in a long time.


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