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

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

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Although this movie is supposed to take place during the hottest week of the summer, it poured rain for 11 of the 27 shooting days. See more »

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When Kate is walking to Toby and Cal to take a picture of them at Zachary's trailer, you can briefly see dolly tracks on the gravel. See more »

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Love's just a Phone Call Away
Written by Greg Kendall
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A touching story of boys growing up.
13 October 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – 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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