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Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
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Airs Fri. Nov. 30, 7:30 AM on HBO

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Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director:

David Schwimmer

Writers:

Michael Ian Black (screenplay), Simon Pegg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Dennis
Thandie Newton ... Libby
Hank Azaria ... Whit
Dylan Moran ... Gordon
Harish Patel ... Mr. Goshdashtidar
India de Beaufort ... Maya Goshdashtidar
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Jake
Simon Day Simon Day ... Vincent
Ruth Sheen ... Claudine
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ... Grover
Nevan Finegan Nevan Finegan ... Mickey
Iddo Goldberg ... News Reporter
Ameet Chana ... Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins Chris Hollins ... Himself
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis ... Herself
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Storyline

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

. . . a romantic comedy that affirms true love isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Fat Boy, Run See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (United Kingdom), 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,998,971, 18 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,585,967, 14 October 2007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original script centered on the Los Angeles Marathon. Once a UK production team decided to make the film, the location was changed to London. Another film had already secured the rights to the London Marathon, so the filmmakers invented "The Nike River Run" to take its place. See more »

Goofs

When talking to Whit in the street after he is arrested, Dennis puts out his cigarette but in the next shot he has it again, without lighting another one. See more »

Quotes

Whit: [At the hospital, after Jake plays with the hospital bed causing it to fall backwards] God dam it WILL YOU STOP MESSING AROUND WITH THE BED YA LITTLE SHIT?
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »

Connections

References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like That
Written by David Ryan Jordan (as Jordan) / Jim Maddock (as Maddock) / Tom Pritchard (as Pritchard) / Chris Wall (as Wall)
Performed by Air Traffic
Courtesy of EMI Reocrds
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strong debut from Schwimmer
17 February 2008 | by CountZero313See all my reviews

RFR hits all the right rom-com targets - I laughed, I teared up, I cheered for the little guy and boo-ed the buff villain. Pegg has some laugh-out-loud lines, especially in tandem with Moran as his Irish mate Gordon. Moran holds his own in the comedic moments - perhaps the funniest moment is when he appears in the dressing gown after some love drama, and asks, "What did I miss?". The fight between the two layabout friends is hilarious, the staging somehow reminiscent of a Friends episode (didn't Ross and Chandler once fight this way?). That's a compliment - Schwimmer has strong comedy pedigree and uses it to full effect. Also, good to see a US director move seamlessly through a UK film setting.

If you are in the mood for light, entertaining fare, Friday-night date stuff, then RFR won't disappoint.


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