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Larger Than Life (1996)

A motivational speaker discovers that the inheritance his father left for him is in the form of an elephant.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Event Coordinator
... Jack Corcoran
Richard Alan Baker ... Richie
... Man in Audience
Kimberly Thornton ... Pyramid Woman
... Mom
... Celeste
... Walter
Alex Neiwerth ... Matthew
Alfa-Betty Olsen ... Party Guest
... Receptionist
... Trowbridge Bowers
Tai ... Vera
... Cop
Jeannine Hutchings ... Outraged Woman
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Storyline

Motovational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a "huge" inheritance. When he gets there, he finds that his inheritance has come in the form of a elephant that was his father's pride and joy in circus acts. His main intention is to sell the pacaderm off. Jack must choose between loud and rude zookeeper Mo or attractive animal show owner Terry. As the two trek through the country Jack and the elephant develop a bond, and it changes his approach on life for the better. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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He's got 5 days to go coast-to-coast. (There's just one BIG problem.)

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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MGM

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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Large as Life  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,779,504, 3 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,289,972, 15 December 1996
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Trivia

The airport scene was filmed in the San José, California airport. See more »

Goofs

As they are hitch-hiking, a truck pulls over and you can Bill have to step over the track for the camera dolly. See more »

Quotes

Jack Corcoran: Okay I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is it's all downhill from here. The bad news is you're going to carry me.
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Referenced in Family Guy: The Former Life of Brian (2008) See more »

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Music from 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon'
Written by Richard Hageman
Used with permission of Turner Entertainment Co.
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I really liked this film
19 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie with my Aunt a little after it came out in the theaters. We were the only people in the place and that shocked us because it turned out to be a very good movie. I remember saying to her that it was a good thing nobody else was there because we laughed as loud I ever have. I haven't seen it since then but I would love to see it again and find out if it is on DVD. It surprises me that this isn't at any of the rental places I have been to, including the almighty blockbuster. I think I was about 19 at the time it came out. This would be a great family movie too. I recommend seeing this. It is very underrated.


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