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Big Fat Liar ()


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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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Jason Shepherd
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Marty Wolf
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Kaylee
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Monty Kirkham
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Frank Jackson
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Mrs. Phyllis Caldwell
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Marcus Duncan
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Harry Shepherd
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Carol Shepherd
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Vince
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Leo
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Joscelyn Davis
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Dustin 'Dusty' Wong
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Lester Golub
Don Yesso ...
Rocco Malone
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Astrid Barker
Sparkle ...
Grandma Pearl
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Bret Callaway
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Janie Shepherd (as Alex Breckenridge)
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Rudy
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Tow Truck Driver
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Security Guard (as Rosey Brown)
Steven Shenbaum ...
Tram Guide
Jake Miner ...
Aaron
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Boring Teacher
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Reporter
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Photographer
Michelle Griffin ...
Shandra Duncan
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Limo Driver
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Housekeeper
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Female Extra
Erik Stabenau ...
Stunt Man (as Eric Stabenau)
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Penny
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Pat O'Brien
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The Masher
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Old Lady (as Sandy Gimpel)
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Suburban Dad
Patrick Falls ...
Chopper Stunt Man (as Pat Falls)
Timmy Fitzpatrick ...
Darren
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Wolf Party Guest
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Wolf Party Guest
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Wolf Party Guest
Bart Myer ...
Wolf Party Guest
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Party Goer
Kanan Hooker ...
Ninja Kid
Houston Hooker ...
Ninja Kid
C.J. Picerni ...
Party Kid
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Brett
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Jaleel White
Greg Bronson ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Mike Holman ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Kissing Bandit (uncredited)
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Girl at Movie Premiere (uncredited)

Directed by

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Shawn Levy

Written by

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Dan Schneider ... (story) &
Brian Robbins ... (story)
 
Dan Schneider ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Marie Cantin ... co-producer
Michael Goldman ... executive producer
Brian Robbins ... producer
Michael Tollin ... producer

Music by

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Christophe Beck

Cinematography by

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Jonathan Brown

Film Editing by

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Stuart H. Pappé ... (as Stuart Pappé)
Kimberly Ray

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
R. Orlando Duenas ... first assistant editor
Katie Flint ... editorial production assistant
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Angus Spottiswoode ... apprentice editor
Jan Wesley ... assistant editor
Frank Cuomo ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Michelle Morris ... (as Michelle Morris Gertz)

Production Design by

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Nina Ruscio

Art Direction by

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Francis J. Pezza

Set Decoration by

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Dena Roth

Costume Design by

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Sanja Milkovic Hays

Makeup Department

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Ralph M. Abalos ... assistant hair stylist
Howard Berger ... special makeup effects artist
Anita Brabec ... assistant makeup artist
Clare M. Corsick ... hair department head (as Clare Corsick)
Tammy Kusian ... hair stylist: Mr. Muniz
Lydia Milars ... makeup department head
Christopher Allen Nelson ... special makeup effects artist (as Christopher Nelson)
Barry Wittman ... assistant makeup artist
Anthony Miner ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Marie Cantin ... unit production manager
Virginia Landis Albertson ... post-production supervisor
Kris Nielsen ... production supervisor (as Kris Nielsen-Morris)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Camp III ... first assistant director
Rick Kelly ... second second assistant director
Matt Rebenkoff ... second assistant director
Ellie Smith ... second assistant director
Danny Green ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Aldays ... stand-by greensman (as John W. Aldays)
Bryan Belair ... construction coordinator
Mark Boucher ... set dresser
Susan A. Burig ... scenic artist
Matt Callahan ... art department assistant
Thomas A. Cottrill ... labor foreman
R. Scott Doran ... lead man
Don Elliott ... set dresser
Brandon S. Gilgen ... stand-by painter (as Brandon Shawn Gilgen)
David L. Glazer ... property master
Robert C. Goldstein ... set designer (as Robert Goldstein)
Kenny Hayes ... propmaker foreman (as Ken L. Hayes)
Tim Jackson ... general foreman (as Timothy C. Jackson)
Randy Martens ... greens foreman
Ed Martin II ... assistant property master
Michael Mikita ... paint foreman
Mark Sakamoto ... set dresser
Randy Severino ... set dresser
Reina Solunaya ... art department assistant
Scott Swank ... on-set dresser
Scott Vollmer ... propmaker gang boss
Kirstin Weller ... art department assistant
Shannon Curfman ... lead person: re-shoots (uncredited)
Kathy Orlando ... buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bobbi Banks ... adr editor
Jeanette Browning ... adr recordist
Norval D. Crutcher III ... supervising adr supervisor
Dylan A. Flores ... adr mixer (as Diana Flores)
Gary S. Gerlich ... supervising sound editor (as Gary Gerlich)
Lee Gilmore ... apprentice sound editor
Jeff Gomillion ... adr mixer
Marilyn Graf ... foley editor
Michael Herbick ... re-recording mixer
Bill Higley ... adr mixer
William Hooper ... sound editor
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer (as Bobby Johnason)
Jason Johnston ... cable person
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr. ... supervising sound editor (as Richard Legrand Jr.)
James Marchione ... adr recordist (as Jim Marchione)
Peter Marling ... adr recordist
Bob McNabb ... dialogue editor
Stephen Neary ... sound recordist
Patrick O'Sullivan ... sound editor
David Obermeyer ... sound mixer
Philip Rogers ... adr recordist (as Phillip Rogers)
Walter Spencer ... dialogue editor
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Samuel Webb ... assistant sound editor
Tim Webb ... sound recordist
Jeffrey A. Williams ... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
James Ashwill ... foley mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jared Baker ... special effects assistant
John S. Baker ... special effects coordinator
Nick Karas ... special effects foreman
Craig R. Uszak ... special effects assistant (as Craig Uszak)

Visual Effects by

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Richard Malzahn ... visual effects supervisor
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tsuyoshi Abe ... stunts
Lesley Aletter ... stunts
Seth Arnett ... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunts (as William Burton)
Michael Chaturantabut ... stunts (as Mike Chaturantabut)
Kofi Elam ... stunt driver / stunts
Danny Epper ... stunts (as Daniel Epper)
Richard Epper ... stunts
Andy Gill ... stunts
Cody Gill ... stunts
Jack Gill ... stunts
Katie Gill ... stunts
Mark Ginther ... stunts
Yoshio Iizuka ... stunts
Cinda-Lin James ... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts
Svetla Krasteva ... stunts (as Svetla Krasteba)
Marty Murray ... stunts
Steve Picerni ... stunts
Gary Price ... stunt double: Paul Giamatti / stunts
Pat Romano ... stunt coordinator
Felipe Savahge ... stunts
Cody Weselis ... stunts (as Cody Tyler Weselis)
Dick Ziker ... stunts
Mike Smith ... stunt limo driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dean Andolsek ... chief lighting technician (as Dean F. Andolsek)
Pete Asidilla ... grip
Danny Barfield ... best boy grip
Hans Bjerno ... aerial photographer
Michael Brown ... grip
Kevin Cadwallader ... lamp operator
Tracy Allen Davey ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Damon Doherty ... rigging key grip (as Damon T. Doherty)
René Domínguez ... grip
Jason Ehlers ... grip
John Fine ... lamp operator (as Johnny Fine)
Michael Fuhr ... second assistant camera
David Gamerman ... rigging gaffer
Gerry Ganger ... technician: Spacecam camera
Scott Gregory ... rigging grip
Rudy Harbon ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stan Harrison ... video assist operator
John Hatchitt ... key grip (as John M. Hatchitt)
Ryan J. Hesse ... lamp operator
Rex Hiscocks ... rigging grip best boy (as Rex T. Hiscocks)
Kirsten Laube ... camera loader
Art Martin ... first assistant camera
Fredrick W. Marx III ... rigging electrician (as Fredrick Marx III)
Brien McDonald ... grip
Michael A. Mendez ... rigging grip (as Michael Mendez)
Dale Myrand ... camera operator: "b" camera
Terence Nightingall ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Terence Nightengall)
Robert Ogden ... assistant chief lighting technician
Masahiro Onodera ... technician: Spacecam camera
Charles Papert ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Mike Parsons ... rigging best boy electric (as Michael A. Parsons)
Peter Rhoads ... camera intern
Landon Ruddel ... grip (as Landen Ruddell)
Thomas J. Ruffner ... dolly grip (as Thomas A.C. Ruffner)
Gary Spalding ... rigging grip
Darcy Spires ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Pattie Stone ... dimmer board operator
Sam Urdank ... still photographer
O'Shana Walker ... assistant chief lighting technician
Keith Williams ... rigging electrician
Eli Golub ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Charles Papert ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Stephen Martin Paull ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kelly O'Brien ... casting associate
Sasha Adkinson ... extras casting (uncredited)
Leor Mendel ... casting associate (uncredited)
Angelique Midthunder ... extras casting: Central Casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Camille Argus ... costume supervisor
Artemio Carpio ... set costumer
Lyle Glazer ... costumer (as Lyle Morse)
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. ... set costumer
Irena Stepic ... set costumer

Location Management

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Lori A. Balton ... location scout
Adam Jordan ... location assistant (as Adam Lee Jordan)
Christian Krieger ... assistant location manager
Stephen Mapel ... location manager (as Steve Mapel)
Coralyn Peirson ... location assistant (as Coralyn Christian Peirson)
Wendy Pineda ... location coordinator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Pete Anthony ... orchestrator
Julian Bratolyubov ... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Rossano Galante ... orchestrator
David Giuli ... music preparation (as Dave Giuli)
Tanya Noel Hill ... assistant music editor
Luana Jackman ... vocal contractor (as Louana Jackman)
Gary Jones ... music supervisor
Dave Jordan ... music supervisor
Kevin Kliesch ... orchestrator
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of film music
Douglas Romayne ... orchestrator (as Douglas Stevens)
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer
Jojo Villanueva ... music coordinator
Terry Wilson ... music editor
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Sean M. Hickey ... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Timothy Bateman ... transportation co-captain
Steve Imbler ... transportation coordinator
Austin Thompson ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Russell Allen ... production secretary
Sebastian Attie ... accounting clerk
Tyler Burk ... production assistant
Chris Carrington ... set medic
Raul Celaya ... production assistant (as Raul L. Celaya)
J.J. Dalton ... production assistant
Jennifer Dawes ... payroll accountant
Jon E. Edwards ... production assistant
Maurice 'Moe' Freeman ... production assistant (as Maurice Freeman)
Lisa Furia ... second assistant accountant
Ramon Galvez ... craft service
Rhona Gordon ... studio teacher
Terri Greening ... first assistant accountant
Nancy Honeycutt ... production coordinator (as Nancy C. Honeycutt)
J. Larsen Jay ... assistant production coordinator (as Larsen Jay)
Eva Jensen ... studio teacher
Kim Kerbls ... production assistant
Berna Levin ... assistant: Mr. Tollin
Tali Lipa ... production accountant
Laurent Marchand ... cater
Todd A. Marks ... computer/video coordinator (as Todd Aron Marks)
James Maull ... post-production accountant (as James O. Maull)
Joan Johnson Miller ... assistant to co-producer (as Joan Johnson)
Diane H. Newman ... script supervisor (as Diane Hassinger Newman)
Daria Pepp ... production assistant
Alan D. Purwin ... aerial coordinator (as Alan Purwin) / pilot (as Alan Purwin)
J.B. Rasor ... craft service
Gene A. Roepke ... assistant: Mr. Levy
Ellen Rydzewski ... assistant: Mr. Robbins
Ben Skorstad ... pilot
Dee Dee Smith ... assistant: Ms. Cantin
Danielle Stewart ... assistant: Mr. Goldman
Jimmy Zelinger ... title designer
Steve Zukowski ... craft service (as Steven Zukowski)
Hilary Adahms ... stand-in (uncredited)
Carlos A. Aragon ... production assistant (uncredited)
Candace Brokaw ... stand-in: Frankie Muniz (uncredited)
Bruce Gray ... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
Terri Greening ... accountant: re-shoot (uncredited)
Evan Liss ... unit medic (uncredited)
Wendy Pineda ... production coordinator (uncredited)
James P. Warren ... animal trainer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 loses an important story assignment entitled 'Big Fat Liar' in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using his story, to clear his name, and to get him out of having to attend summer school. The teen liar then has to match wits with Wolf, who also turns out to be a big liar. Written by Anna

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Taglines The truth is never overrated See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lost and Found (United States)
  • Pay or Play (United States)
  • Lügen haben kurze Beine (Germany)
  • Méchant menteur (France)
  • Big Fat Liar (Gordo mentiroso) (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,554,015, 10 Feb 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia The blue dye was tattoo ink that was sprayed in several layers on his body occasionally throughout the day to keep it topped up. According to Paul Giamatti (Marty Wolf), it was fairly easy to apply, but was a bit more difficult to get off, particularly his feet, for some reason. They stayed blue for several months. See more »
Goofs When Marty Wolf swims in the dyed pool, all of his skin turns blue yet his bathing suit remains its original color. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.58 (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Come On Come On See more »
Quotes Jaleel White: Wolf, how many times have I told you not to call me Urkel! My name is Jaleel White. Urkel was a charecter I played when I was a child.
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