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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Pennington ...
Paulie (as Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan)
Sarah Whalen ...
Hudson Lee Long ...
Wylie Womack (as Hudson Long)
Lou Perryman ...
Kathleen Lancaster ...
David Little ...


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

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 October 2003 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Shooting started on 23 September 2002 and wrapped up by 04 November 2002. However, the film wasn't released until 2005 as it spent much of 2003 and 2004 on the film festival circuit. See more »


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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Don't Say You Care
Written by Eleni Mandell
Performed by Eleni Mandell
Published by Miss Eleni Music (BMI)
Produced by Terry Gilkyson
Mixed by Brian Kehew at OFR Studios
Licensed courtesy Zedtone Records
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Very very enjoyable DVD
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My Boss and I have started exchanging DVD's at work and we are not teenagers or children ....we are extremely mature adults, meaning in their 50's and 60's. Since we work an overnight shift...and our adult lives are very depressing with family and financial problems...we look for movies that are light, fun, meaningful, entertaining and hopefully even....sleep producing. We need to lay down, and let something entertain us while we think of nothing terribly earth shattering and nerve jarring. This is one of the movies she loaned to me. I looked at the title and said...."what on earth is this?"...so put it aside. Today I plugged it in and was pleasantly entertained. I did not, of course, read the book, or ever hear about it. I found it enjoyable and as a retired teacher, I thought.....this would be a movie you could play in school during a restful activity period. It had a message, it was acted according to the audience it was addressing......it was like real life small southern town reality and on the level of the youngsters it was designed for. It touched on many aspects of life that might impact children the age of the characters in this film. This is a worthy family film.

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