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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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Storyline

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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The truth is never overrated 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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Box Office

Budget:

$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

When Jason (Munez) and Kaylee (Bynes) enter the studio, the song playing in the background is the main theme from Jurassic Park. See more »

Goofs

After Jason & Kaylee have taken some time to look around at the warehouse that they use for their temporary home, Jason says that they'll hangout there until closing time & then go shopping. When he's saying this; behind him is a telephone booth. Reflected in the telephone is a crew member in a white t-shirt reading some sort of newspaper or maybe the script to the movie. He is looking down at the pages then seemingly looking up at the actors as they say their lines. (Maybe he's the script supervisor or something.) See more »

Quotes

Dustin 'Dusty' Wong: I told you, Wolf. The only way to shoot this scene is from 12 different camera angles, with birds flying around. By the by, Confucius say, "Kastang! You're busted!" Rock and Roll, Baby!
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Connections

References The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Time
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali "Dee" Theodore), Vincent Alfieri, Corey Logan
Performed by The Grand Skeem
Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment
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User Reviews

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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