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Patrick Deuel ...
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Dan Gray ...
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Edith Deuel ...
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Jim Deuel ...
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Betty Deuel ...
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Jane Andrews ...
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Dale Williams ...
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Robert Kolman ...
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Patrick Deuel is the world's heaviest man - almost 1100 pounds. This documentary opens with paramedics removing a wall of his house in Valentine, Nebraska and transporting him six hours to a hospital where he spent months trying to lose weight to qualify for a gastric bypass operation. This documentary moves among (primarily) Patrick and two others who are morbidly obese and their loved ones, neighbors and doctors. It examines how they got that way, what made them that way and how they have succeeded and failed in their struggles to change. Written by eighth-ton man

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Michael Hebranko: Half an hour after I hit 198 pounds, I went out and celebrated and had 4 frankfurters, I hadn't had a Nathan's hot dog in 19 months, and loving the hot dogs I went and had 1, thinking I could eat 1. 1 turned into 2, 2 turned into 3, 3 turned into 4. And you can't have a hot dog without French fries, and you can't have French fries without the melted cheese on it. So that's where it started.
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Half Ton Man
20 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was part of the Bodyshock programmes on Channel 4, and it was just terrible seeing what someone could do to themselves. I did not really know that food could be so addictive, and that people like Patrick Deuel can't fill their stomachs too quickly. Basically the shock of this documentary was the size and weight of Patrick, but he is not the only one. This documentary also focused on the lives of Michael Hebranko and Richard Simmons. There was also a really fat woman who lost at least 5 eighth's of her weight and was in the record books. I sometimes think that I need to exercise more to get rid of my flabby stomach, I think I'm right. Patrick (and some other's in his condition) is still alive, but it is a question of how long for. Good!


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