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Fatso (1980)

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An overweight bachelor is fat, 40 and fed up--to the gills--but when his obese cousin Sal dies at 39, he must finally come to terms with his own weight problem.

Director:

Anne Bancroft

Writer:

Anne Bancroft
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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 ... Charlie
Sal Viscuso ... Vito
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Ida Rendino
Robert Costanzo ... Johnny
Estelle Reiner ... Mrs. Goodman
Richard Karron Richard Karron ... Sonny
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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Don't miss the decade's most enjoyable and moving film! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First feature release from Mel Brooks' then new production company "Brooksfilms". See more »

Goofs

When Lydia comes to see Dom in his apartment, he pulls the covers over himself while lying in bed. The covers are low in his lap, but when the camera angle changes, they're much higher up on his body. See more »

Quotes

Dominick DiNapoli: Are you a virgin?
Lydia: Almost
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Connections

Referenced in The Killing of America (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
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memorable
7 May 2005 | by dcain-1See all my reviews

I saw this film on a pay channel a long, long time ago. It seems to have vanished in the decades since. Something about it stuck in my mind - the humor, the sensitive anguish of broken self-esteem, the endless struggle with conflicting desires. I still tell stories from the movie - the support group intervention is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Curiously, I have never met anyone else who has even heard of it. I have to admit that I didn't even remember that the lead was played by Dom Deloise, as it is a very different role than the Burt Reynolds films I know him for. I would love to see it again, so I hope they have the wisdom to release the DVD and allow me to refresh my all-too-aging memory.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatso See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,653,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,653,061
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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