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Fat Kid Rules the World -- A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Fat Kid Rules the World -- Clip: I Never Know What's Going On
Fat Kid Rules the World -- The film follows Troy Billings who is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. Te two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy's relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship.
Fat Kid Rules the World -- Troy
Billings
is
seventeen,
overweight,
and
suicidal.
Just
as
he's
about
to
jump
in
front
of
a
bus,
he's
saved
by
Marcus,
a
charming
high
school
dropout/street
musician.
The
two
begin
an
uneasy
friendship
when
Marcus
enlists
the
musically
challenged
Troy
to
become
the
drummer
in
a
new
punk
rock
band.
Fat Kid Rules the World -- Trailer 2 for Fat Kid Rules the World

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A shy fat kid is befriended by a rebel punk rocker. They form a band, and the fat kid takes it seriously. See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jacob Wysocki ... Troy

Matt O'Leary ... Marcus

Billy Campbell ... Mr. Billings

Dylan Arnold ... Dayle
Tyler Trerise ... Manoj

Russell Hodgkinson ... Marcus' Stepfather
Sean Donavan ... Ollie

Julian Gavilanes ... Matt

Lili Simmons ... Isabel

Jeffrey Doornbos ... Mr. Sherman
Lino Marioni ... Young Troy
Michael Loftus ... Band Member #1

Stephanie Sarreal Park ... Girl #1 (as Stephanie Park)
Duane Cawthon ... Bus Driver
Frances Hearn ... Bus Stop Woman

Brian Sutherland ... Dino
Ernie Hall ... School Security Guard
Laura Hanson ... Marcus' Mom

Matthew Lillard ... Psychologist
Michael Freiburger ... Glenn
Ian Lesage ... Reedy
Danielle Hammer ... Megan
Jeannine Johnson ... Megan's Roommate (as Jeannie 'JJ' Johnson)

Vivan Dugré ... Waitress
Amber Wolfe Wollam ... Nurse #1
Lance McQueen ... Hospital Security Guard
Patrick Allcorn ... DEA Agent (as Patrick Alcorn)
Rick Rosenthal ... Swim Coach
Jaeson Albritton ... Industrial Arts Teacher
Alanna Reynolds ... Beautiful Woman

Heidi Korndorffer ... Hot Girl

Rachel Pate ... Nurse #2
Elisabeth Bates-Shull ... Mrs. Billings
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Garner ... Punk Rocker
Keri Owen ... Girl at Counter (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Lillard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael M.B. Galvin (screenplay by) &
Peter Speakman (screenplay by)

K.L. Going (based upon the novel by)

Produced by
Trent Broin .... co-producer
Jane Charles .... producer
Bert Kern .... associate producer
Ryan Lewis .... co-producer
Matthew Lillard .... producer
Jennifer Maas .... producer
Nick Morton .... producer
Rick Rosenthal .... producer
Talan Torriero .... producer
Evan Wasserstrom .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mike McCready 
 
Cinematography by
Noah Rosenthal 
 
Film Editing by
Michelle M. Witten  (as Michelle Witten)
 
Casting by
Jennifer Ricchiazzi 
 
Production Design by
Tania Kupczak 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa B. Hammond 
 
Set Decoration by
Jason Aumann 
 
Costume Design by
Ashley Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Shawn R. Shelton .... key makeup artist
Shawn R. Shelton .... special makeup effects designer
Damon Vanhee .... special makeup effects artist
Ross Williams .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jim Charleston .... production supervisor
Gabriela Revilla Lugo .... unit production manager (as Gabriela Revilla)
Traci Martin .... production acountant
David Morgan .... assistant production accountant
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dahlke .... second assistant director
Allison Eckert .... first assistant director
Keri Owen .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Claudio Molinar Duran .... graphic design
Lacee Kloze .... art department coordinator
Regan MacStravic .... photographic props
Cassie Miggins .... property master
Chad Schlund .... graphic design
Matthew Siltala .... assistant property master
Audrey Wimberly .... art production assistant
Kristen Bonnalie .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound designer
Cary Clark .... technical support
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Tim O'Connell .... foley artist
Brian Power .... additional adr recording
Dave Richards .... boom operator
Kelsey Wood .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Stephanie Batten .... special effects technician
Tyler Boggs .... special effects technician
William Boggs .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Miguel A. Guerrero .... modeling supervisor: Whitewater Films
Daniel Kruse .... visual effects supervisor: Whitewater Films
 
Stunts
Sherril Johnson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Astle .... grip
Patrick Barcroft .... key grip
Mark Bueing .... best boy electric
Justin Cantrell .... electrician
Laurie Clark .... still photographer
Kevin Cook .... best boy electric: alternate
Kevin Cook .... electrician
Coty James .... second assistant camera
Niall James .... grip
Nacime Khemis .... digital imaging technician
Jason Knoll .... first assistant camera
Edd Lukas .... underwater cinematographer
Jeremy Mackie .... gaffer
Dan Misner .... best boy grip
Tracy Nystrom .... lighting technician
Arthur Reynolds .... electrician
Joe Shapiro .... digital imaging technician
Nick Shoemaker .... second assistant camera
Norman Tumolva .... lighting technician
Alisa Tyrrill .... second assistant camera
T.J. Williams Jr. .... steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Gabriela Revilla Lugo .... extras casting (as Gabriela Revilla)
Jodi Rothfield .... seattle casting
Heidi Walker .... seattle casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Mueller .... wardrobe assistant
Shari Noble .... extras costumer
Ninnette Robare .... set costumer
Angela H. Young .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
William Adashek .... digital intermediate executive producer
Kevin Cannon .... colorist
Darol Michael Carr .... title and credits designer
Josef Sipkins .... assistant colorist
 
Music Department
Sandy Wilson .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Tyler Arns .... production assistant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Leah Santa Cruz .... production assistant
Herman Esau .... location manager
Sebastian Falkowski .... accounting clerk
Jeff Ferrell .... production assistant
Shayla Jones .... production assistant
Nate Lessler .... key set production assistant
Sarah MacAaron .... director's assistant
Autumn Perrotta .... production assistant
Taz Reimers .... assisant production coordinator (as Taliesin Reimers)
Dave Richards .... set medic
Ryan Ricks .... production coordinator
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Rey-Phillip Santos .... production assistant
Marco Scaringi .... production office intern
Robyn Scaringi .... second assistant production accountant
 
Thanks
Alma Aguilar .... thanks
Darol Michael Carr .... special thanks
James Clark .... special thanks
Mel Eslyn .... special thanks
Scott Mason .... special thanks
Katie Sawyer .... special thanks
Lou 'Big' Tarcetti .... special thanks
Patricia Yuen .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual and drug content, and brief violent images
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98 min
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A shy fat kid is befriended by a rebel punk rocker. They form a band, and the fat kid takes it seriously., 9 February 2013
Author: chris-604-199205 from United States

I was pleasantly surprised after viewing Fat Kid... I too grew up chubby and withdrawn. I was attracted to characters like Marcus in my own life. Matt O'Leary plays a high powered, reckless poetic and tragic figure. A real hustler, and user of people. Jacob Wysoki who plays the part of Troy,is an excellent actor. He says so much with facial expressions, and he seems naive, but genuine.

I grew up playing Rock music, it became my career and I have no regrets. I only wish I had the kind of love and support Troys character enjoyed. The father ,played by Billy Campbell was so understanding, and nurturing. Obviously making up for the lack of a mother in the home.

I recommend this sweet and positive film. They are so rare and hard to come by. It was sentimental without being sappy.

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