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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$47,811,275 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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The protagonist's last name is Shepherd as the antagonist's last name is Wolf. This may be a reference to The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf fairytale about a young boy who lies to adults about a wolf coming in to attack the sheep and the night the Wolf really did come to harm the sheep, he told the adults, but they didn't believe him. See more »

Goofs

When Marty Wolf is upset that his car has been sabotaged and is banging away at the instruments, in the close up of his hands you can see he is wearing blue mechanical rubber gloves instead of the blue died skin. See more »

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Jason Sheperd: As much as I wanted to write my paper, I mean I really really wanted to write my paper I couldn't and it's because I spent all last night in Greenbury General Emergancy room. See, my mom made Swedish meatballs for dinner. It'd my dad's favorite and he was so excited he accidently swallowed one whole. It was awful. He started choking, his face turned purple.The meatball was litterly bulging out of his neck. We rushed to the ER. I kept trying to write my paper in the waiting room but it was too ...
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References Access Hollywood (1996) See more »

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Main Title and First Victim
from Jaws (1975)
Written by John Williams
Courtesy of Universal Pictures, a Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
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"Big Fat Liar"- 9/10. Fun, fun, and more fun!
17 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Big Fat Liar (2002)

There are only three words to describe this movie- fun...fun...fun! Big Fat Liar is about Jason Shepard (Frankie Muniz), an 8th grader who is highly known by his parents and classmates to be a liar about things. At school, Jason learns that if he doesn't turn in an exam to his english teacher by five o'clock that night, then he will be in summer school. While riding his bike there, he is hit by a limo that is transporting Marty Wolff (Paul Giamatti), a nasty, rich, and lying movie producer. Jason gets a ride from him, and accidently leaves his english paper in the limo. When Jason goes to turn it in to his teacher, he realizes the paper is gone, and he tells his parents and teacher what happened- how he got hit by a limo transporting Marty Wolff--- but his parents don't believe him. Marty then steals Jason's story and puts "Big Fat Liar" into production. Now, along with his best friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes), he must get to Hollywood, track down Marty Wolff, and prove to his parents once and for all that he is not lying. This movie had some fun scenes and moments, and many laughs (mostly from the hilarious Amanda Bynes), and keeps you entertained to the very end. 9/10.


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