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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$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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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 Jason's sister's boyfriend arrives, he clearly switches off his engine and removes the key, but the sound of the engine can still be heard. When he gets in the car again, the keys are in his hand but the engine is still running. See more »

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Marty Wolf: You can take it from me, the truth, it's overated.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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from Jurassic Park (1993)
Written by John Williams
Courtesy of Universal Pictures, a Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
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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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