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Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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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 »
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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

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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 »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Fatboy, 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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the film, there are several different cartoon versions of Dennis that appear as graffiti. Each represents Dennis' state of mind at that point in the movie. The easiest one to see is right after Dennis has the fight with Gordon (Dylan Moran). He runs around the corner and leans against a wall, then slowly sinks to the ground. Behind him on the wall, is a cartoon Dennis hanging from a tree, representing his lowest ebb in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis is being evicted, he has a fresh wound in his face. In the next shot, it's completely gone. There is not even a scar. See more »

Quotes

Man in Bakery: I would settle for something shaped like a fish.
Dennis: Go to a fishmonger!
Man in Bakery: I'm a vegetarian.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Two words are dubbed over in the version shown on HBO in the United States. (1) While in the bun shop, the little old lady calls Dennis a "prick" instead of a "cock". (2) When Libby is showing Gordon the bathroom, he says that he put on Italian loafers and they "hurt like hell" instead of "hurt like fuck". In both instances, the actor's mouths are clearly mouthing the correct words, which are also shown in the closed captions. See more »

Connections

References Cujo (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Everyday I Love You Less And Less
(Spike Stent Single Version)
Written by Nick Hodgson (as Hodgson) / Ricky Wilson (as Wilson) / Nick Baines (as Baines) / Simon Rix (as Rix) / Andrew White (as White)
Performed by Kaiser Chiefs
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
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User Reviews

 
Humorous retelling of film Running [1979]
6 September 2007 | by david-3651See all my reviews

This was a great film and had me and the rest of the audience in stitches. Well worth seeing and for those that have seen Michael Douglas in the Running [1979] the tale will be somewhat familiar.

Simon Pegg delivers the comedic moments superbly (doesn't he always?) and yet also convincingly parts a warm touch to, well, those warm touching moments in the film that he shares with his son.

Harish Patel deserves a very honourable mention as Pegg's landlord-cum-mentor-cum-trainer. The only problem with the film was that all the way through I was waiting on Nick Frost to make at least a cameo appearance - talking of which the David Walliams scene will bring a smile to those Little Britaners out there.

Great film.


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