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Director:
Writers:
Michael Ian Black (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
28 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. See more »
Plot:
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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David Schwimmer directs Simon Pegg stars: and this has running power See more (135 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simon Pegg ... Dennis

Thandie Newton ... Libby

Hank Azaria ... Whit

Dylan Moran ... Gordon
Harish Patel ... Mr. Goshdashtidar

India de Beaufort ... Maya Goshdashtidar

Matthew Fenton ... Jake
Simon Day ... Vincent

Ruth Sheen ... Claudine
Tyrone Huggins ... Grover
Nevan Finegan ... Mickey

Iddo Goldberg ... News Reporter
Ameet Chana ... Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins ... Himself
Denise Lewis ... Herself
Lorna Gayle ... Nurse
Gabriel Fleary ... Drag Queen
Pandora Colin ... Claire

Stephen Merchant ... Man with Broken Leg

David Walliams ... Man in Bakery
Hazel Douglas ... Older Woman
Anna Tolputt ... Receptionist
Simon Lenagan ... Undercover Cop / Dad
David Cann ... Marathon Official 1
T.R. Bowen ... Doctor (as Trevor Bowen)
Margaret John ... Libby's Grandmother
Floella Benjamin ... Libby's Mum
David Milne ... Libby's Dad
Henrietta Clemett ... Reception Nurse

Peter Serafinowicz ... TV Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vauxhall Jermaine ... Anthony (uncredited)
Sid Karne ... Marathon Runner (uncredited)
Shane Nolan ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Macy Nyman ... Boating Girl (uncredited)
Preston Nyman ... Boating boy (uncredited)

David Schwimmer ... Man Handing Dennis a Beer During Race (uncredited)

Robert Stone ... Weightlifter (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
David Schwimmer 
 
Writing credits
Michael Ian Black (screenplay) &
Simon Pegg (screenplay)

Michael Ian Black (story)

Produced by
Martha Coleman .... executive producer
Sarah Curtis .... producer
Alexa L. Fogel .... executive producer
Cam Galano .... executive producer (as Camela Galano)
Nigel Green .... executive producer
Joseph Infantolino .... executive producer
Robert Jones .... producer
Cathy Lord .... line producer
Rolf Mittweg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Wurman 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Parker 
 
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
 
Production Design by
Sophie Becher 
 
Art Direction by
Julia Castle 
 
Set Decoration by
Kay McGlone 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge 
 
Makeup Department
Candice Banks .... additional makeup artist
Caroline Robinson .... wig maker (as Carol Robinson)
Jan Sewell .... hair stylist: Thandie Newton
Jan Sewell .... makeup artist: Thandie Newton
Jane Walker .... hair designer
Jane Walker .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Finlay Bradbury .... unit manager (as Finlay Pile)
Polly Duval .... post-production supervisor
Lolli Kimpton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Paul Butterworth .... third assistant director: daycall
Melanie Dicks .... first assistant director
Lucy Egerton .... third assistant director
Henry Forsyth .... third assistant director: additional photography
Ian Hughes .... daily crowd assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... second assistant director: additional photography
Emily Perowne .... assistant director: reshoots
George Taylor .... floor assistant director
Charlie Watson .... first assistant director (additional photography)
 
Art Department
Tina Charad .... art director: reshoots
James Husbands .... storyboard artist
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Antony Parnell .... props
Steve Parnell .... property master
Anastasia Portas .... trainee: art department
Amandeep Rahi .... set decorator assistant
Lucienne Suren .... stand-by art director
Jeff Woodbridge .... stand-by carpenter
 
Sound Department
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Craig Butters .... additional sound effects editor
Lee Crichlow .... additional sound effects editor
Alistair Crocker .... production sound mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Chris Gurney .... sound recordist: second unit
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
James Harbour .... sound maintenance
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stu Hilliker)
Steve Little .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Rob Saunders .... sound trainee
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... adr recordist
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Victoria Thorn .... foley editor
Lee Walpole .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
John Jones .... prosthetic mold maker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Ashton .... imaging supervisor
Phil Attfield .... creative supervisor: Men from Mars
Emilios Avraam .... junior digital artist
Kevin Baguley .... digital operator
Paul Beard .... visual effects line producer
Gary J. Brown .... digital effects artist (as Gary Brown)
Kelly Bruce .... digital compositor
Dales Bulleid .... digital operator
Adam Christopher .... digital colourist
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Rhodri James .... system engineer
Henry Jefferson .... lead visual effects artist: Men from Mars
Alasdair McNeill .... lead visual effects artist: Men from Mars
Dan Pearce .... digital effects artist
Maggie Walby .... digital artist: Men From Mars
Joby Hollis .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Christopher T. Page .... vfx runner (uncredited)
Audrius Urbonavicius .... digital matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator: daily
Gary Connery .... stunt coordinator
Levan Doran .... stunt double
Jason Hunjan .... stunt driver
Ian Kay .... stunt performer
Paul Kennington .... stunt performer
Emma Mac .... stunt performer
Roy Taylor .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Alloway .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jim Alloway .... director of photography: second unit
Sebastian Barraclough .... daily second assistant camera
Paddy Blake .... focus puller: "b" camera
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Alex Crowe .... trainee grip
Pearce Crowley .... assistant camera
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
John Evans .... second assistant camera
Pat Garrett .... key grip
Christian Hayes .... playback and video assist
Dermot Hickey .... focus puller: "a" camera
Ahmet Husseyin .... camera trainee
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Mike Rees .... daily second assistant camera
Alex Tate .... grip
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Grace Browning .... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Pippa Hall .... casting: children
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Laver .... costume design assistant: additional photography
Janine Marr .... costume assistant
Holly Smart .... costume assistant
Aaron Timperley .... costume assistant
Ermenegildo Zegna .... wardrobe: Hank Azaria
 
Editorial Department
Adam Christopher .... digital colorist
Alex Panton .... digital intermediate producer
Jesse Parker .... second assistant editor
Brenna Rangott .... assembly editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Paul Staples .... digital preview colorist
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Leroy Wolf .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Becky Bentham .... music supervisor
Tom Bowes .... orchestra leader
Tom Brissette .... score mixing assistant
Paul Broucek .... executive in charge of music
Tom Calderaro .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
Peter Clarke .... music editor
Peter Cobbin .... score recordist
Steve Durkee .... score mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Jaimez .... musician: drums
Andy Kitchen .... assistant scoring engineer
Teddy Kumpel .... musician: guitars (as Edward Kumpel)
Dig Lewis .... musician: bass
Erik Lundborg .... additional orchestrator
Laura McLean .... assistant to composer
Sam Okell .... assistant engineer (as Sam Okel)
Nyree Pinder .... music supervisor
Kle Savidge .... music supervisor
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs
Bruce White .... viola
Alex Wurman .... musician: piano, keyboards
Alex Wurman .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
Cain Lee .... driver: camera car
Barrie Williams .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Sophia Avgousti .... title designer: end credits
Kellie Belle .... clearances
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer
Kate Bone .... production assistant
Trisha Caney .... first assistant accountant
Katie Clifford .... production runner
Patty Covarrubias .... assistant: Mr Schwimmer
Sara Curran .... production legal services
Camilla Curtis .... assistant production coordinator
Kay Di Rezze .... cashier
Simon Diggins .... post production assistant
Zoë Edwards .... production coordinator
Lucy Foulds .... location coordinator
Synnove Godeseth .... daily location assistant (as Synnöve Godeseth)
Benjamin Greenacre .... location manager
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Richard Hill .... assistant location manager
Brendan Mason .... assistant: Beech Hill producers
Andrew Matthews .... financial advisor
Amelia McNeil .... location scout
Clive Noakes .... laboratory liaison
Frances Patterson .... assistant: producer
Roger Phillips .... title designer
Irfan Ramzan .... assistant: Robert Jones
Myles Robey .... production assistant: re-shoot
Ruth Robinson .... assistant: Nigel Green
Daniel Sewell .... avid support engineer
Suzie Shearer .... production coordinator: re-shoot
Alex Ship .... clearances assistant
Joss Spry .... set runner
Joss Spry .... stand-in
Danielle Tate .... runner: assistant director
Morag Webster .... unit nurse
Charlotte Wright .... location scout
Gareth Lewis .... floor runner: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carl Barât .... thanks (as Carl Barat)
Dirty Pretty Things .... thanks
Tallulah Jones .... thanks
Robert Shaye .... thanks (as Bob Shaye)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Run Fatboy Run" - UK (original title)
"Run, Fat Boy, Run" - USA (new title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Schwimmer's motion picture directing debut.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
TV Commentator:[Dennis just finished the marathon] He's done it! He's actually done it! This morning, Dennis Doyle was a humble shop worker from north London, tonight, he goes home a hero!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Keep On RunningSee more »

FAQ

Why doesn't Dennis marry Libby at the beginning of the movie?
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39 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
David Schwimmer directs Simon Pegg stars: and this has running power, 16 February 2008
Author: intelearts from the big screen

"Big Nothing" was a decent collaboration, but lacked punch. RFBR is much closer the mark - classic British humour all dressed up as a good comedy sports romance movie.

It looks and feels like it got Ealing Comedy in its genes - or more recently The Tall Guy from the 80's, or Steve Coogan's The Parole Officer rather than class based comedies like Four Weddings - a good small low-key British comedy, with a nice parade of eccentrics - not high concept, not too low brow, rather good old fashioned heart which it absolutely wears its heart firmly on its sleeve.

David Schwimmer seems comfortable behind the camera - our favourite scene in terms of camera was the bin fight - but overall you know what genre you watching and it doesn't require too much effort to relax and enjoy.

The plot is a simple one - Dennis (Simon Pegg) gets cold feet and literally bolts on his wedding day from his pregnant fiancée, Libby (Thandie Newton). Five years on, and life has not been good to Dennis, he's suffering from middle-aged spread, working as a rent-a-cop for a lingerie store, and living below his Indian landlord (A wonderful Harish Patel, who deserves lots more work based on this).When his son starts bonding with Libby's new man Whit (Hank Azurius), whose everything Dennis is not, and American to boot, Dennis realizes the relationship with Libby is what he cares about and the only way to beat Whit is to run the same marathon as him. Needless to say Dennis is as fit as beached whale, but where the heart will, the body doth follow.

His best friend, and unrepentant gambler Gordon (A super cynical Dylan Moran at his absolute laid back best) urges him on, partly for financial gain, and partly, well, because he enjoys seeing Dennis flounder and succeed.

Like any competent sport movie we get the training etc; but here the emphasis is on the laughs.

Of course, like any romantic comedy the pay off is sweet, and uplifting.

It doesn't have enough bite to lift it up to the echelons of classic comedy - but it works well as a small comedy - there are lots of sweet touches that pay off - but not enough belly laughs to really satisfy.

We like it a lot - the camera tells the story really well - nothing too smart, just good narrative filming. David Schwimmer definitely knows his British films - this looks and fells straight out of the genre - and you'd never guess a Yank made it - all the nuances are there. Nice.

These guys obviously like each other and we look forward to seeing more from them in the future...

Recommended as a good small British comedy.

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