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Fat Albert (2004)

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

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Dumb Donald (as Marques B. Houston)
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Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
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Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
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Becky
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,510, 26 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,116,322, 7 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,551,322, 31 December 2005
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An open casting call was held in both New York and Los Angeles in hopes to cast an unknown kid actor for the role of Fat Albert. After the exhaustive search in both cities proved futile, the producers offered the part to Kenan Thompson. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are in the junkyard looking to build some "wheels" to take the girls to the party, the train that rolls by is a Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Metrolink. See more »

Quotes

Poster in Video Store window: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! Coming soon on DVD.
Bill: Look. *That's* who we are.
Rudy: Yeah, and it says we're coming out on dividee.
Bucky: What's dividee
Dumb Donald: I don't know.
Bucky: I know you don't know, I wasn't talking to you.
Dumb Donald: I wasn't talking to you.
Bill: Guys, cut it out.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wilhelm Tell
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Courtesy of Promusic
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A refreshing break from all the raunchy "kids" movies out there.
27 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, when "family" and "movie" are right next to each other in the same sentence, my first instinct is to run as fast as I can the other way. But with a movie pass about to expire, and nothing else in the theater that piqued my interest (Christmas With the Kranks? NO THANK YOU!), I sat down in my seat with no expectations. I haven't seen the original TV series in years, but I've always been a big fan of Bill Cosby, and I was immediately put at ease when the credit "Written by Bill Cosby" came up. Bill's script keeps the spirit of the original characters intact, and incorporates them into the real world without an overkill of "Oh, wow! Things are so different now!" style of jokes. This movie is made for kids, not at kids. Things are kept simple without being condescending, and at no time will adults have to talk their way out of explaining something "adult" to the kiddies. In the end, while this movie won't win any technical or artistic awards, it's still a fun little movie that the whole family can enjoy, and for once, that's a good thing. B-plus.


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