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Big Fat Liar (2002)

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

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Shawn Levy

Writers:

Dan Schneider (story), Brian Robbins (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Muniz ... Jason Shepherd
Paul Giamatti ... Marty Wolf
Amanda Bynes ... Kaylee
Amanda Detmer ... Monty Kirkham
Donald Faison ... Frank Jackson
Sandra Oh ... Mrs. Phyllis Caldwell
Russell Hornsby ... Marcus Duncan
Michael Bryan French ... Harry Shepherd
Christine Tucci ... Carol Shepherd
Lee Majors ... Vince
Sean O'Bryan ... Leo
Amy Hill ... Joscelyn Davis
John Cho ... Dustin 'Dusty' Wong
Matthew Frauman ... Lester Golub
Don Yesso ... Rocco Malone
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Storyline

A take on the classic tale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", this is the story of a 14-year-old boy named Jason Shephard who lies for the fun of it. He leaves an important story assignment entitled "Big Fat Liar" in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Marty then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend, Kaylee, travel to Los Angeles to make Marty confess to using his story, to clear his name, and to get him out of having to attend summer school. Jason then has to match wits with Marty, who also turns out to be a big liar. Written by Anna <annachan@amazon.com>

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The truth is never overrated See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost and Found See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,015, 10 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,811,275, 7 April 2002
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The protagonist's last name is Shepherd as the antagonist's last name is Wolf. This may be a reference to The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf fairy tale about a young boy who lies to adults about a wolf coming in to attack the sheep and the night the Wolf really did come to harm the sheep, he told the adults, but they didn't believe him thus relating to Jason Shepherd lying to other characters in his story such as his parents and is not believed at first when he finally is telling the truth. See more »

Goofs

When Marty swims in the dyed pool, all of his skin turns blue yet his bathing suit remains its original color. See more »

Quotes

Kaylee: I wanna see a broken man people. I mean broken as in 'I hit a baseball through the window' broken. I want you to turn him into mince meat, and I don't even know what mince meat is! I want him to cry for his mommy! Wah!, Wah! mommy, mommy, mommy! Do you read me 'cause I don't think you read me?
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Connections

References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry Like the Wolf
Written by Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor, John Taylor and Nick Rhodes (uncredited)
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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"Big Fat Liar"- 9/10. Fun, fun, and more fun!
17 January 2004 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

Big Fat Liar (2002)

There are only three words to describe this movie- fun...fun...fun! Big Fat Liar is about Jason Shepard (Frankie Muniz), an 8th grader who is highly known by his parents and classmates to be a liar about things. At school, Jason learns that if he doesn't turn in an exam to his english teacher by five o'clock that night, then he will be in summer school. While riding his bike there, he is hit by a limo that is transporting Marty Wolff (Paul Giamatti), a nasty, rich, and lying movie producer. Jason gets a ride from him, and accidently leaves his english paper in the limo. When Jason goes to turn it in to his teacher, he realizes the paper is gone, and he tells his parents and teacher what happened- how he got hit by a limo transporting Marty Wolff--- but his parents don't believe him. Marty then steals Jason's story and puts "Big Fat Liar" into production. Now, along with his best friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes), he must get to Hollywood, track down Marty Wolff, and prove to his parents once and for all that he is not lying. This movie had some fun scenes and moments, and many laughs (mostly from the hilarious Amanda Bynes), and keeps you entertained to the very end. 9/10.


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