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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 All (133) »

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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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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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The scene in which Marty (Paul Giamatti) tells Jason (Frankie Muniz) that he will call his dad and tell him he wrote "Big Fat Liar, Erin Brockovich, and Saving Private Ryan) Saving Private Ryan is a reference to Giamatti 's role as Sergeant Hill. See more »

Goofs

Jason Shepard liberally applies a super glue-type product to the earpiece of Wolf's cell phone hands-free set. Any type of super glue product should dry pretty quickly after it's applied. Wolf finished swimming and took a shower as well as freaked out when he saw himself. By the time he stuck the ear piece into his ear, the glue should have at least been tacky if not dry. It would have been "easily" removable. See more »

Quotes

Frank Jackson: [Frank has busted Kaylee and Jason] I got some R-rated dialogue, but I'm gonna keep it PG. I'm gonna keep it PG!
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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Written by Maurizio Lobina, Gianfranco Randone, Massimo Gabutti
Performed by Eiffel 65
Courtesy of Bliss Corporation, BMG Berlin Musik GmbH and courtesy of
Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and courtesy of
Republic/Universal Records/Universal Music KK
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Better than Expected
15 October 2002 | by (Royal Oak, MI) – See all my reviews

When a 14 year old boy has an accident with one of Hollywood's biggest producers, he soon finds that the producer has begun to make a movie off of an English paper story he left in his car. When no one believes the kid he takes his best friend and they go to Hollywood to get the producer to admit that the kid created the story and they are willing to do anything to make sure he admits it. Although this is more for kids it is still a fun comedy for all ages. A good acting job by the young actors. ** out of ****.


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