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Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

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Storyline

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish. Written by FilmFanUK

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True love isn't a sprint. It's a marathon. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Run, Fat Boy, Run  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

$5,998,971 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Harish Patel, who was cast as Mr. Goshdashtidar, was cast despite the fact that he didn't have any experience driving a scooter, he spent weeks taking lessons to make sure he wouldn't run over any of the other actors. See more »

Goofs

In the shot where Dennis is talking to himself in the mirror, both film crew and filming equipment is visible in the reflection of the television against the wall. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: Go on then, run!
Dennis: Isn't there some kind of like... special technique?
Gordon: Well... yeah... you put one leg in front of the other over and over again really really fast.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »

Connections

References Wacky Races (1968) See more »

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I Like That
Written by David Ryan Jordan (as Jordan) / Jim Maddock (as Maddock) / Tom Pritchard (as Pritchard) / Chris Wall (as Wall)
Performed by Air Traffic
Courtesy of EMI Reocrds
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Humorous retelling of film Running [1979]
6 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a great film and had me and the rest of the audience in stitches. Well worth seeing and for those that have seen Michael Douglas in the Running [1979] the tale will be somewhat familiar.

Simon Pegg delivers the comedic moments superbly (doesn't he always?) and yet also convincingly parts a warm touch to, well, those warm touching moments in the film that he shares with his son.

Harish Patel deserves a very honourable mention as Pegg's landlord-cum-mentor-cum-trainer. The only problem with the film was that all the way through I was waiting on Nick Frost to make at least a cameo appearance - talking of which the David Walliams scene will bring a smile to those Little Britaners out there.

Great film.


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