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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

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Storyline

An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, make friends. However, the simple life of the group is interrupted when Fat Albert falls for Doris' older sister, Lauri, sparking his friends to worry that their leader may never want to return to his cartoon world again. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,021,510 (USA) (24 December 2004)

Gross:

$48,114,556 (USA) (1 April 2005)
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Trivia

Forest Whitaker was the original director of the film, but left the project over creative differences. See more »

Goofs

When Fat Albert and Reggie are about to fight at the party, Lauri is seen leaving the party twice. See more »

Quotes

Salesman: [after adding up the prices of clothes that Fat Albert tried on] That'll be $10,428 and 22 cents.
Fat Albert: Uh, I... I don't have any money.
Salesman: Why didn't you tell me that?
Fat Albert: You didn't ask.
[the salesman grabs back his clothes]
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue. See more »

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Version of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

My First Love
Written by Anthony Hamilton, Erick Coomes and David Balfour
Performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring LaToiya Williams
Courtesy of So So Def Records / Zomba Label Group
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
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Floater
2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fat Albert is well enough intentioned... I do not think that the film makers set out to destroy one of the Saturday Morning Gods in such an atrocious manner. While this genre, like the more successful comic book genre, can be done somewhat successfully (i.e. Scooby Doo), there is a fine line to walk without making the characters look empty and embarrassing. Fat Albert unfortunately does this. It takes the two dimensionality of the original characters and focuses on it until they loose whatever vibrancy they had previously. The story is contrived and supremely predictable. Grandberry is his usual chewing-on-the-scenery self. Thompson is passable as Fat Albert, but should stay far far far away from rap music for the remainder of his days. The only really enjoyable scenes in the movie were the ones with Bill Cosby. All in all, this movie is a total floater. Don't look at it, just flush.


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