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

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Event Coordinator
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Jack Corcoran
Richard Alan Baker ...
Richie
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Man in Audience
Kimberly Thornton ...
Pyramid Woman
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Mom
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Celeste
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Walter
Alex Neiwerth ...
Matthew
Alfa-Betty Olsen ...
Party Guest
Carrie Houk ...
Receptionist
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Trowbridge Bowers
Tai ...
Vera
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Cop
Jeannine Hutchings ...
Outraged Woman
Roy Blount Jr. ...
Heckler #1
Teddy Couch ...
Boy with Ice Cream
Craig Hawksley ...
Hecklers
Norman McGowan ...
Heckler
Morgan Hatch ...
Heckler
Joseph Ribaudo ...
Heckler
David Mitchell ...
Heckler
Marco Emerson ...
Boy on Bicycle
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Wee St. Francis
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Junkyard Guy
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Mo
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Vernon
Phyllis Shulman ...
Waitress
Harry Governick ...
Ticket Man
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Hurst
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Luluna
Rodney Bennett ...
Incredulous Trucker
Greg Ward ...
Truckyard Guy
James Gale ...
Mechanic
Pat Mahoney ...
Eastbound Trucker
Bob 'Dutch' Holland ...
Insulted Trucker
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Bearded Trucker
Marvin Barker ...
Trucker
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Terry Bonura
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Makeup Person
Richard Arthur ...
Assistant Director
Lois Hicks ...
Truck Stop Waitress
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Tip Tucker
Eugene Johnson ...
Startled Driver / Elephant Trainer
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Colorado State Patrol Officer
Joseph Palmas ...
Priest
Israel Juarbe ...
Villager
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Local Artisan
Roy Keith ...
Indian Chief
Ken Jones ...
Elephant Handler
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Airport Guard
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Airport Security Head
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Airport Security Man
Anthony C. Steere ...
Blind Rig Driver
John Hauser ...
Circus Ring Master
John Kilpatrick ...
Circus Performer - Party Men
Dennis T. Mooney ...
Circus Performer - Party Men
Star Townsend ...
Circus Performer - Clowns
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Circus Performer - Clowns
Mark Yerkes ...
Circus Performer - Clowns
James Withrow ...
Circus Performer - Clowns
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Circus Stilt Walker
Matthew Love ...
Circus Stilt Walker
Danny Castle ...
Circus Performer - Flyer
Chobi Gyorgy ...
Circus Performer - Catcher
Jimmy Hart ...
Circus Web Setter
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Circus Web Setter
Jack West ...
Circus Web Setter
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Circus Web Setter
Lynn Wolf ...
Circus Performer - Web Girls
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Circus Performer - Web Girls
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Circus Performer - Web Girls (as Darlene Williams)
Svetla Krasteva ...
Circus Performer - Web Girls
Karen Price ...
Circus Performer - Bar Girl (as Karen Castoldi)
Chipper Lowell ...
Circus Performer - Jugglers (as Chip Lowell)
Deon Aumaier ...
Circus Performer - Jugglers
Richard Dubicki ...
Circus Performer - Jugglers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Wells ...
Truck Stop Busboy
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Fake Linda (uncredited)

Directed by

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Howard Franklin

Written by

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Roy Blount Jr. ... (screenplay)
 
Pen Densham ... (story) and
Garry Williams ... (story)

Produced by

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Sue Baden-Powell ... executive producer
Pen Densham ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
Wolfgang Glattes ... executive producer
Richard Barton Lewis ... producer
John Watson ... producer

Music by

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Miles Goodman

Cinematography by

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Elliot Davis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sidney Levin

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Benjamin Cohen ... post-production coordinator
Andrea R. Fatoole ... post-production coordinator (as Andrea 'Andie' Fatool)
Mike Milliken ... color timer
Joseph Jett Sally ... first assistant film editor
Jim Suhy ... assistant editor: lightworks
Ewa Zbroniec ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Gail Levin
Tricia Tomey

Production Design by

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Marcia Hinds ... (as Marcia Hinds-Johnson)

Art Direction by

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Bo Johnson
Stephen Reece

Set Decoration by

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John M. Dwyer

Costume Design by

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Jane Robinson

Makeup Department

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Laura Connolly ... hair stylist
Michael Hancock ... tattoo artist
Nancy Hancock ... tattoo artist
Bob Mills ... makeup artist: Mr. Murray
Cheri Montesanto ... makeup artist (as Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf)
Marlene D. Williams ... hair style designer: Mr. Murray (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management

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Donna E. Bloom ... production manager: Colorado/Utah
Wolfgang Glattes ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sarah Addington ... second second assistant director
David Ascher ... dga trainee
Donna E. Bloom ... additional second assistant director (as Donna Bloom)
Bud Davis ... second unit director
Michael McCue ... second assistant director
Bruce Moriarty ... first assistant director: second unit
Ernie F. Orsatti ... second unit director (as Ernie Orsatti)
Vincent Palmo Jr. ... second second assistant director (as Vince Palmo)
Aldric La'auli Porter ... first assistant director: second unit (as Aldric Porter)
Gregory Kent Simmons ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Shawn Albro ... painter
Jon Althoff ... props
John Berger ... set designer
Robert Bonino ... construction coordinator (as Beans Bonino)
Paul Byers ... property master: Los Angeles Unit
Mike Carroll ... plaster foreman (as Michael Carroll)
Jean E. Chapman ... construction medic
David A. Davidson ... set dresser
William K. Dolan ... leadman (as Bill Dolan)
Al Eisenmann ... property master (as Al Eisenmann II)
Manny Espinoza ... lead greens
Ron Fisher ... construction foreman: Lake Tahoe unit
Gerald Gates Jr. ... paint foreman
Brian J. Geary ... construction foreman
Christine Gebele ... art department production assistant
Hugh Glass ... construction foreman: Moab
Antoinette J. Gordon ... assistant art director
Amy Hartweger ... art department production assistant: St. Louis
Augustin Hernandez Jr. ... labor foreman (as Gus Hernandez Jr.)
Steve Howard ... general foreman (as Stephen Howard)
Robert Hunt ... production illustrator
Nicholas C. John ... stand-by painter (as Nicholas John)
Richard Lambert ... co-lead man
Jim Landis ... assistant property master: second unit
Mara Massey ... on-set dresser
Lee Mayman ... art director: Denver
Todd McKibben ... propmaker gang boss
Steve Miller ... greens person
Mike Molen ... construction foreman
Wesley Nordby ... construction foreman
Mitch Olguin ... art department coordinator: Denver
Stuart Rankine ... assistant property master
Roxanne Reaver ... construction accountant
Sue Rose ... art department coordinator: St. Louis
David Russell ... storyboard artist
Paul Rylander ... assistant property master
Rob Sackett ... Art PA
Penny Smartt-Juday ... art department coordinator (as Penny Juday)
Penelope Rene Stames ... lead person (as Penny Stames)
Gary Stel ... toolman
Gregory Stone ... local foreman: St. Louis
Jim Tudor ... art department intern
Joe Valentino ... construction foreman
Jerry Wax ... set dresser
Todd Young ... construction foreman

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... sound editor (as Richard Anderson)
Bob Beemer ... re-recording mixer
Michael J. Benavente ... sound editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Thomas Causey ... production sound recordist (as Tommy Causey)
Don Digirolamo ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Julia Evershade ... sound editor
Donald Flick ... sound editor
Gary Gegan ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Howell Gibbens ... sound editor
Thomas Giordano ... cable person / sound technician
Don Givens ... foley recordist
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Adam Jenkins ... additional sound re-recording mixer
David Jobe ... foley mixer
John Keating ... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Steve Lee ... sound effects librarian
Eric Lindemann ... sound editor
Mark A. Mangini ... supervising sound editor (as Mark Mangini)
Scott Millan ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist
Josephine Nericcio ... sound assistant (as Josie Nericcio)
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
Sonny Pettijohn ... sound assistant
Eric Potter ... sound effects recordist
Curt Schulkey ... supervising sound editor
George Simpson ... sound editor
Mark Smith ... additional sound re-recording mixer

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Jan Aaris ... special effects crew
Roy Augenstein ... special effects crew
John Fontana ... special effects crew (as Johnny Fontana)
James Fredburg ... special effects crew (as Jim Fredburg)
Alan E. Lorimer ... special effects coordinator
James Lorimer ... special effects crew (as Jimmy Lorimer)
Bruce Robles ... special effects crew
David Rohrer ... special effects crew
William H. Schirmer ... special effects crew (as Bill Schirmer)

Visual Effects by

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Ralph Maiers ... matte painter (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jennifer Caputo ... stunts
Ritchie Copenhaver ... stunt double: Mr. Murray
Bud Davis ... stunt coordinator
Stephen P. Dunn ... stunts
Lynda Farrell ... stunts
Bonnie Happy ... stunts
Michael Haynes ... stunts
Ray Lykins ... stunts
Buck McDancer ... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti ... stunts
Bernie Pock ... stunts
Robby Robinson ... stunts
Lynn Salvatori ... stunts
Dennis Scott ... stunts
Patricia Tallman ... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams ... stunts
Tom Glass ... truck action (uncredited)
Gene Hartline ... truck stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Agalsoff Jr. ... video assist operator
Stephen Buckingham ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Buckingham)
David Chameides ... steadicam operator: re-shoots
Thomas Crawford ... second company grip
John L. Dardis ... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Dardis)
Amy DeMarte ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, St. Louis
Greg Fausak ... grip
Roy Gittens ... electrician (as Roy Lee Gittens)
Mikael Glattes ... first assistant camera: second Unit
Raymond Gonzales ... electrician
Conrad W. Hall ... camera operator: second unit (as Conrad Hall Jr.)
George A. Hock ... rigging gaffer
Jan Kiesser ... director of photography: second unit
Chris Lombardi ... first assistant camera
Richard Mall ... key grip
Renton-Paul Medcalf ... grip (as Renton Medcalf)
Frank Montesanto ... grip
William R. Nielsen Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, St. Louis (as Bill Nielsen)
Michael Orefice ... gaffer: additional photography
Dino Parks ... chief lighting technician
Aaron Pazanti ... camera operator
Stephen Pazanti ... assistant camera
David Pearlberg ... dolly grip
Dan Riffel ... electrician
Bill H. Roberts Jr. ... second assistant camera: a camera
Ken Seagren ... gaffer: second unit
Steve Smith ... grip
John Stewart ... set lighting
Rob Sweeney ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Denver
Skyler Tegland ... grip
Renee Treyball ... camera loader
James C. Udel ... grip (as Jimi Udel)
Peter Walts ... electrician
Doug Willis ... key grip: second unit

Casting Department

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Carrie Houk ... casting: St. Louis
Eleanor Inskip ... extras casting assistant: Moab
Peggy Larson ... location casting: Denver
Raquel Osborne ... extras casting
Samantha Osborne ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kathy Davis ... costumer
Nancy Gould ... wardrobe supervisor
Christine Hanson ... on-set costumer
Amy Jo Hoppenfeld ... costumer (as Amy Hoppenfield)
P. Kay Morris ... costumer: Mr. Murray
Nadine M. Reale ... additional set costumer
Amy J. Roberts ... costumer (as Amy Jean Roberts)
Laurie Trevethan ... costumer
Mackenzie Caddell ... costume fabricator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Anthony ... assistant location manager: Lake Tahoe
Christine Bonnem ... location manager
Denise Collins ... assistant location manager: Lake Tahoe
Demetra Diamantopoulos ... assistant location manager: St. Louis
Kristi Frankenheimer ... location manager: Denver (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Kerry Luster ... location production assistant: St. Louis
Michael Pew ... assistant location manager
Mario Ramirez ... location scout: Denver
Eva M. Schroeder ... location manager: Denver (as Eva Schroeder)
Jonathon Slator ... assistant location manager: Lake Tahoe (as Jonathan Slator)

Music Department

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Frank Bennett ... orchestrator
Oscar Castro-Neves ... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Nancy Fogarty ... music editor
Lesley Langs ... assistant music editor
Elliot Lurie ... music supervisor
Joel Moss ... music mixer / music recordist
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn

Transportation Department

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Mike Anderson ... driver: Lake Tahoe
Don Basset ... transportation captain (as Donnie Bassett)
Wayne R. Campbell ... transportation coordinator (as Wayne Campell)
Robert E. Dingle ... transportation
TyRee Dingle ... driver
Gerald Fitzgibbons ... transportation captain: Denver
Troy Flynn ... transportation
Walt Miller ... transportation captain
Garry Moore ... driver
Randy Musselman ... transportation captain
Bernard Sands ... transportation dispatch
Anthony C. Steere ... picture cars

Other crew

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Guy Adan ... unit publicist
Kerry Bailey ... assistant: Mr. Murray
Judy Bauer ... assistant accountant
Lisa M. Bock ... key set production assistant (as Lisa Bock)
Tok Braun ... production assistant
Spencer Brooks ... production assistant
David Brown ... production assistant
Nancy Joe Buck ... coffee under pressure
Benjamin Cohen ... assistant: Richard B. Lewis
Barbara Crow ... assistant accountant (as Barbara L. Crow)
Tom Dames ... production assistant
John Doyle ... projectionist: Moab
Eva Eastman ... production assistant
Sven E. Fahlgren ... production assistant (as Sven Fahlgren)
Andrea R. Fatoole ... assistant: Baden-Powell (as Andrea 'Andie' Fatool)
Sam Grant ... production office assistant
Jeff Grazzi ... projectionist: Denver
Nicole S. Hall ... assistant: Richard B. Lewis
Roz Harris ... script supervisor: 2nd Unit
Eugene Johnson ... assistant animal trainer
Gary Johnson ... elephant trainer
Kari Johnson ... elephant trainer
Beverly Jusi ... first assistant accountant (as Beverly Meade)
Daniel V. Kinkade ... production assistant (as Dan Kinkade)
Reg Krueger ... craft service
Steve Lauberth ... production assistant
Whitney Maxson ... production assistant: Denver
Mickie McGowan ... loop group coordinator
Larissa Michieli ... production assistant
Katrissa 'Kat' Peterson ... assistant production coordinator: Denver (as Kat Peterson)
Peter Popp ... craft service
Julie Rasmussen ... production assistant
Chris Rathert ... projectionist: St. Louis
Rachael Reitman ... assistant: Howard Franklin
Pierre Remy ... caterer
Steve Salada ... assistant to producer
Michelle Schluter-Ford ... assistant production coordinator (as Michelle Schluter)
Kerry Shea ... assistant production coordinator: Moab
Jeffrey D. Stevens ... key set medic (as Jeff Stevens) / key set medic
Marion Tumen ... script supervisor
M. Dal Walton III ... assistant accountant (as Dal Walton)
Linda Warren ... production coordinator
Michael R. Williams ... assistant production coordinator (as Michael Williams)
Elizabeth Yanoska ... accountant
Scott D. Yanoska ... accounting clerk (as Scott Yanoska)
Bob Yerkes ... aerial coordinator: Trapeze
Thomas J. O'Connor ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Allan Mason ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines He's got 5 days to go coast-to-coast. (There's just one BIG problem.) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nickel and Dime (United States)
  • Large as Life (United States)
  • Un éléphant sur les bras (France)
  • Die dicke Vera (Germany)
  • Un elefante llamado Vera (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,779,504, 03 Nov 1996

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Larger Than Life/Unhook the Stars/Romeo+Juliet/Dear God/Vertigo (1996). See more »
Soundtracks After You've Gone See more »
Quotes Jack Corcoran: You know, they say an elephant never forgets. But what they don't tell you is that you never forget an elephant.
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