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Fat Albert (2004)

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director:

Joel Zwick

Writers:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D.), Charles Kipps
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenan Thompson ... Fat Albert
Kyla Pratt ... Doris
Dania Ramirez ... Lauri
Shedrack Anderson III ... Rudy
Aaron Frazier ... Old Weird Harold (as Aaron A. Frazier)
Marques Houston ... Dumb Donald (as Marques B. Houston)
Alphonso McAuley ... Bucky
Keith Robinson ... Bill (as Keith D. Robinson)
Jermaine Williams ... Mushmouth
Aaron Carter ... Teen
Omarion ... Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
J. Mack Slaughter ... Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
Nick Zano ... Camera Salesman
Annie Abbott ... Mrs. Forchick
Alice Greczyn ... Becky
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Storyline

An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, make friends. However, the simple life of the group is interrupted when Fat Albert falls for Doris' older sister, Lauri, sparking his friends to worry that their leader may never want to return to his cartoon world again. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas Day


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,510, 26 December 2004

Gross USA:

$48,116,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,551,322
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Denise Richards filmed a cameo as a store saleswoman and was seen in the original trailer but her scene was deleted from the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Fat Albert and Reggie are about to fight at the party, Lauri is seen leaving the party twice. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Hey, hey, HEY. Friends don't let friends fade away.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Killing Hasselhoff (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogaloo Beat
Written by Ron Riley, Daryl Edward Brickerson, Gabrielle Travis, Kiana Allison, Marya Barrios and Toby Gad
Performed by Fatty Koo
Courtesy of DAS Label / Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good and bad, and sort of neither
2 January 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

The story of what happens when Fat Albert and his gang cross into the real world is a mixed bag. Some of it works, some of it doesn't and some of it just sort of lays there and does nothing.

Part of the problem is that Bill Cosby was allowed to write the script. Bill is a very funny man, is wonderful here playing himself, but he can and often does climb up on a high horse and moralize about life and behavior. This moralizing, lesson teaching, and need to be a "family film" hobbles the movie since everything has to have a point or to need to have a message. Its not bad, but it takes away from what could have been a funnier comedy.

Is it worth seeing? Yes, especially if love the old series. But wait to rent it or see on TV since it plays very much like a TV movie anyway.

5 out of 10


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