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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  9 October 2003 (USA)
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Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.

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Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.

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When the movie was shooting in Austin, Texas, the left-over food from the set was recovered and used to feed the hungry of Austin. This was done with help of Rock and Wrap it Up! - an organization that helps fight hunger by delivering unused but good food to the hungry. See more »

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When Toby is walking up to Cal's house to give him the letter, you can clearly see the dolly tracks on the road. See more »

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OK family drama about how life changes...
9 April 2006 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 4/8/2006 - 5 out of 10 (Dir-John Schultz): OK family drama about how life changes when a traveling sideshow exhibitionist enters Granger, Texas displaying possibly the fattest boy ever, Zachary Beaver. The changes don't come because of Zachary but instead they just happened to occur when he enters town. One family breaks apart when the mother leaves to become a country singer. Another family has a member go into the Army, and Zachary's partner and legal guardian disappears. At this point, Toby from the 1st family, and Cal from the 2nd try to get to know Zachary. First as a joke and later more seriously because of their own personal losses. We get to see Toby try to grow up despite not being in the best of circumstances and as things get worse he tries to escape but obviously can't. An interesting story with inconsistent acting and direction makes for a so-so experience in what could have been a much better movie. Attempts are made to pull at our heartstrings but even Sasha Neulinger's appealing portrayal of Zachary can't help the movie from falling a little flat.


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