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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 Grandberry ... 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>

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,116,322, 7 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,551,322, 31 December 2005
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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 Reggie starts to take his clothes off at the race, there is a big tree in the background but in the next shot the tree is gone. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fat Albert: Hey, hey, hey!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Get Your Shine On
Written by Matthew Gerard, Jesse McCartney and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Jesse McCartney
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Dreary
21 December 2004 | by seamus-37See all my reviews

As a long-time fan of the cartoon and an admirer of Bill Cosby, I was looking forward to this movie. I was sorely disappointed.

"Fat Albert" is awkward, ineptly-directed, lamely-plotted. It's loaded with movie clichés that all fail: * The fish-out-of-water jokes are barely jokes at all ("What's this thing?" "That's a phone? Where's the wire?") * The "trying on clothes at the mall" montage doesn't even try to be clever or fun. * The obligatory rap-and-dance number is straight out bad '80s movies.

The whole movie has the tenor of a sappy after-school special, without Kristy McNichol, and it has nothing to offer kids, teens, or adults. Compared to the current slate of kid-friendly fare in theaters now, "Fat Albert" is a fat disappointment.


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