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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Fenton ...
Simon Day ...
Tyrone Huggins ...
Nevan Finegan ...
News Reporter
Ameet Chana ...
Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins ...
Denise Lewis ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


. . . a romantic comedy that affirms true love isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. See more »


Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Fat Boy, Run  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)


$5,998,971 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The apparel that Hank Azaria wears during the race is in fact the Nike elite athletes apparel for the year 2007 See more »


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 »


TV Commentator: [Dennis is continuing the marathon into the night on a sprained ankle and torn leg] Just now joining us is Dennis Doyle, a clothing store security guard, running for the last ten and three quarter hours on basically one leg, He's refusing to rest until this race is run, unbelievable!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Marathon Man (1976) See more »


The Concept
Performed by Teenage Fanclub
Written by Norman Blake
Courtesy of Geffen Records (United States)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
(P)1992 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercial Markets (UK)
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User Reviews

Fat and Fantastic!
11 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved Shaun of the dead and hot fuzz so i knew i would like this but it was even funnier than i thought it was going to be.

A strong cast, the storyline was obvious but then i think that was the point, it was supposed to be a cliché, that's why it seemed funnier. The direction and writing were very good and generally the pace of the film was perfect.

I adore Simon Pegg in these roles, his ability to play the straight, flawed individual but make him the funniest man on screen is great and you're drawn to his story, no matter how ridiculous his predicament is. His best friend was hilarious, the setting of the London marathon was a great idea and Hank Azaria played his part well as the whole way through i wanted him to not get the girl and lose the race.

It's not as funny as Simon's other films but i really enjoyed it and it was well worth paying to see, in fact i'd watch it again tomorrow as there was so many laughs throughout to hold my interest.

Overall i love the Britishness of this film, the good guy and his basic life, it's not showy, or Hollywood it's just a simple film with comedy stars doing silly things and making us laugh, a perfect pick me up if you ask me.

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