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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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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,554,015 (USA) (10 February 2002)

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$47,811,275 (USA) (7 April 2002)
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Lindsay Lohan, who was 14 years old at the time of production, was originally signed on to play Kaylee. She dropped out shortly before filming began, deciding to take a temporary hiatus from acting for a year. She was replaced with Amanda Bynes. See more »

Goofs

When Wolf realizes his car has been sabotaged (specifically where he finds that his brakes are connected to the car horn), his brakes clearly work as he stops his car (despite hearing the car horn when he hits the brakes) but immediately following we see he cannot stop the car. See more »

Quotes

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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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
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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