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Run, Fatboy, Run -- Five years ago Dennis was at the altar about to marry Libby, his
pregnant fiancée. He got cold feet and ran for the hills and he's been
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Release Date:
28 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. See more »
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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  (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)

Jose Pecino ... Dad With Sleepy Child on Bus (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
Carol Robinson .... wig maker
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
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
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)
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
Charlie Knight .... set costumer
Kate Laver .... costume design assistant: additional photography
Janine Marr .... costume assistant: simon pegg
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
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
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)
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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Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [David Schwimmer]In the first shot in the bus there is a person sitting six rows in front of Dennis with his head down so you can't see his face. It's the director David Schwimmer watching the scene on his monitor. He is in the shot since there was no room behind the cameraman in the tight confines of the bus.See more »
Continuity: During the fighting scene, Dennis' ear continually changes from being bright red to normal.See more »
Gordon:That was the second most disgusting fluid I've ever had in my eye.See more »
Movie Connections:
Everyday I Love You Less And LessSee more »


Why doesn't Dennis marry Libby at the beginning of the movie?
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105 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable silliness, 8 September 2007
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Occasionally when editors send reviewers a list of new and upcoming films, a kind a war-weariness can set in: even more so when one's gut feeling suggests an obvious divide between worthwhile cinema and the barrage of rather missable comedy. Even more so when a film in question has not risked journalistic censure by having an advance press screening. I am not one of the many people who thrilled excitedly to Simon Pegg's efforts in Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. And I was even less impressed the last time he joined forces with David Schwimmer in Big Nothing. So it was with a feeling almost of self-sacrifice that I volunteered to sit through Run, Fat Boy, Run. Which doesn't even have car chases or zombies to recommend it.

The surprise was that it is actually quite good.

Simon Pegg studied drama at university but earned his spurs in working life as a stand-up comedian. Which perhaps explains why his timing is so split-second perfect. The gags in Run, Fat Boy, Run are not that remarkable. At times you can even see them coming. But the performance and skillful delivery is so polished that they are entertaining anyway.

Run, Fat Boy, Run uses a formula that has served Pegg and his growing fan base well: he is the nerd who eventually turns hero. We feel sorry for him, irritated by him, repelled by him. He's the well-meaning hopeless case we just want to 'fix'. So the audience is relieved and rooting for him by the time he makes good. We are fully behind him by the time he makes his resolve that he is "sick of being a 'nearly-man'." In this present incarnation, Pegg (Dennis) has an attack of nerves just before getting married. He runs out on his gorgeous wife-to-be Libby (played by Thandie Newton) - literally - running off as she stands in the road in full bridal dress. And pregnant.

Five years later, Dennis is working as a security guard at a women's clothing store. The predictable jokes are spoon-fed us faultlessly. Pegg rescues any situation that threatens to become too silly by a look of open sincerity (rather like Ricky Gervais does with political humour). But Pegg seems to have an instinctual grasp of cinema that enables him to extract the best results from his material. On a hot Saturday afternoon, and with strong competition from much publicised movies, the auditorium was fairly packed.

The second theme from the film's title comes from Dennis' decision to run the London marathon. This is mostly to 'prove' something to Libby (for whom he has now discovered undying love) but also to win a bet for his mates and to prove himself equal to Libby's super-fit, super-rich, super-handsome suitor, Whit. His five-year old son provides the magic glue to pull all the elements of the story together.

In a wise choice, the filmmakers avoid anything that might belittle the Marathon (given that many UK viewers may have a deep respect for the institution). But they also bring in much underused and very photogenic shots of London en-route - particularly the Docklands area.

With such a vanilla story line, Run, Fat Boy, Run is relying on Pegg's reputation to pull in audiences. I suspect that many of his fans may be occasional movie-goers who simply demand something light and untaxing. He has the ability to make a futile chase after stolen women's underwear amusing. When he seems to be rubbing himself off against a shop mannequin it could be a pathetic or tacky sketch in any other hands, but his wide-eyed expression and fast pacing move us from one joke to the next before we have time to analyse.

I wasn't bored. And I had expected to be. In fact I was laughing loudly. It reminded me of when JM Barrie had planted children in the audience of his first performance of Peter Pan. It helps to be in the company of people who see the joke. Run, Fat Boy, Run has not made me a convert to Pegg's brand of humour even if I enjoyed the film, but I have to admit that he is good at his job. Sometimes it is the difference between a sterile press screening and an audience of fans. On this occasion, marketing gets the benefit of the doubt.

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