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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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Lost and Found  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$47,811,275 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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Trivia

While Jason and Kaylee are hiding in the Prop House, nearby objects include a statue of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), the DeLorean from Back to the Future (1985), the Costume and a car from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

Goofs

Crew members and lights are reflected in the blue dye bottle as Jason is pouring it into the pool. See more »

Quotes

Marty Wolf: [in the car, out in the middle of nowhere] Where are you taking me?
Jaleel White: I already told you, I know a shortcut!
Marty Wolf: In the *desert*? Stop this car, I'm getting out!
Jaleel White: It's your call, baby. Do what you gotta do
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Connections

References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Me Myself and I
Written by David Katz, Jive Jones, Chris Lindsey
Performed by Jive Jones
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Very nice kids movie; adults can play spot the connection.
10 February 2002 | by (Deep beneath the waves in NJ) – See all my reviews

Broad comedy, minimized violence, recognizable stars - drop the kids off at the matinee and you're in good shape.

If you go along with them, you can play spot the movie connection. Half the movie is set at Universal Studios Los Angeles. Aside from the obvious (character walking past the Norman Bates House, etc.), the producers left dozens of props from other movies lying around. (I already submitted the cars from "Back to the Future" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".) It's almost like the movie is one big plug for the Universal Studios tour.

Speaking of plugs: Note the obvious ones for Coca-Cola and the E.T. re-release.

Parental Guidance note: Please be sure to explain to your kids that a) Hollywood is not a nice place to run away to, and b) they shouldn't expect to get hugs and encouragement after they run away.


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