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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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Cal
Jesse Pennington ...
Wayne
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Heather
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Paulie (as Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan)
Sarah Whalen ...
Sally in the Pick-up
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Earline
Hudson Lee Long ...
Wylie Womack (as Hudson Long)
Lou Perryman ...
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Sheriff
Kathleen Lancaster ...
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Scarlet
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Tara
David Little ...
Thoughtful farmer
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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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9 October 2003 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #36.4 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Nozze Di Figaro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by St. Petersburg Festival Symphony Orchestra
Provided by Megatrax Production Music / Unlimited Classics
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A touching story of boys growing up.
13 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very entertaining, in the spirit of "Stand By Me" but more life-affirming.

The movie was well cast. In particular I thought the characters of Cal and Scarlett were well portrayed.

I also enjoyed the "small town" feel. (It was filmed in Granger, Texas.)

If you read the book, the movie is a little different, (It's a modern setting, and the cafe is not in a bowling alley.) but the spirit of the book is intact.


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