11-year-old Gerald "Gerry" Garner lives in Long Island, New York, and he's overweight. Gerry's parents Maury and Mrs. Garner decide to send Gerry to Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp is owned by kindly Harvey Bushkin and his equally kind wife Alice Bushkin. When the Bushkins file for bankruptcy the camp has to be sold, it is bought by a wacko named Tony Perkis. Tony plans to force the campers to lose as much weight as they can, and he also intends to document the marathon shedding of weight and use it for an infomercial for his slenderizing program. In the eyes of the campers, Tony has made Camp Hope a living hell. As Gerry and counselor Pat Finley lead the efforts to overthrow Tony, the campers prepare for the Apache Relay against arch rival Camp MVP. The Apache Relay is a kind of race in which Camp Hope has never defeated Camp MVP before.
They never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now.
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Tony offers Nicholas a "chocolate kiss" to lure him closer to his cage. The boys had only just been through their all-night food and candy orgy. It's highly unlikely that Nicholas would be tempted by a little piece of chocolate, given he's been able to have whatever he wants to eat for days now. See more
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Can you smell it? There's a life force in here tonight. Do you feel it? Hmm? I look around this room, and I see potential.
I see the future chairman of a Fortune 500 company.
I see a famous rap artist.
I see the president of the United States of America.
He's from England!
Referenced in Starsky & Hutch
I WANT CANDY
Written by Bert Berns
, Bob Feldman
, Richard Gottehrer
, and Jerry Goldstein
(as Gerry Goldstein)
Performed by Bow Wow Wow
Courtesy of BMG (UK) Limited See more