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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 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: I'm a motivator, not a physical therapist.
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Connections

References She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves a Train
Written by David Hidalgo and Louis Perez
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An interesting metaphor for the grieving process
29 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I think, if you take a moment, you can actually see that this movie is an interesting metaphor for the grieving process.

Grief can be seen as a big uncontrollable thing that you didn't even know was yours until you have it laid in your lap. Then you have to figure out what to do with it, maybe make friends with it. Maybe find some way to control it. And, eventually, you have to give it up.


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