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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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. . . a romantic comedy that affirms 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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Trivia

David Walliams has a cameo as the Man in Bakery. This role is quite similar to his part as "Mr Mann" in a recurrent sketch from Little Britain (2003). In this sketch he plays an annoying customer who always comes up with the most ridiculously impossible requests. See more »

Goofs

In the picture of Dennis and Libby at the Halloween party the wall behind them is plain white, but during the scene where the picture was supposedly taken the wall behind them is brick. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Ghoshtashtidar has just stopped Vincent from smashing Gordon's fingers in a piano]
Gordon: Thanks for that, Mr. G!
Mr. Ghoshdashtidar: Your friend is a man of honor.
Gordon: What, Vincent?
Mr. Ghoshdashtidar: Yes! He said he's going to kick shit out of you later instead!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) See more »

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Nice Work If You Can Get It
Written by George Gershwin (as George) and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Bing Crosby and Buddy Bregman
Courtesy of Verve Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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User Reviews

 
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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