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Fatso (1980)

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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

Director:

Anne Bancroft

Writer:

Anne Bancroft
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dom DeLuise ... Dominick DiNapoli
Anne Bancroft ... Antoinette
Ron Carey ... Frankie
Candice Azzara ... Lydia
Michael Lombard Michael Lombard ... Charlie
Sal Viscuso ... Vito
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Ida Rendino
Robert Costanzo ... Johnny
Estelle Reiner ... Mrs. Goodman
Richard Karron Richard Karron ... Sonny
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Zi Marie
Paul Zegler Paul Zegler ... Oscar Lapidus
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ... Nurse
Natasha Ryan ... Ann Marie
David Comfort David Comfort ... Anthony
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Storyline

Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense than his love of food. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with Lydia that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying. Written by Siobhan Perricone

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Plot Keywords:

fat shaming | diet | love | eating | food | See All (76) »

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Do Not Eat: See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gordito See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,653,061
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On this film, Brianne Murphy became the first female cinematographer to shoot a major studio, union picture. See more »

Goofs

In the museum, you can see the tape spikes to mark the actors' positions. See more »

Quotes

Dominick DiNapoli: Get the honey, junior.
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Connections

Referenced in Ready Player One (2018) See more »

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Margie
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Written by Con Conrad, Benny Davis and J. Russel Robinson
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Funny/Sad comedy
22 February 2002 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

This may not be an amusing look at the dark side of eating to someone with a disorder but I roared with glee at Don's antics as the frustrated food addict. It was done from a comedy angle of course, but Don's big Chinese binge was a sobering glimpse at how ugly this passion for food can be. Well worth seeing.


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