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 overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Dennis
Thandiwe Newton ... Libby (as Thandie Newton)
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 ... TV Reporter
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis ... TV Reporter
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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:

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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Trivia

Harish Patel was cast as Mr. Goshdashtidar despite the fact that he had no experience driving a scooter. He spent several weeks taking lessons, to make sure he wouldn't run over any cast members. See more »

Goofs

The fictional "Nike River Run" described in the movie as a 26.2 mile run along the River Thames with the finish line at St Pauls Cathedral. The race is shown as starting at City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames, which is only 1.3 miles away from St Pauls. See more »

Quotes

Undercover Officer: You want your son to love you? Don't break the law!
Dennis: Hey! That's entrapment!
[gets pushed to the ground]
Dennis: And that's brutality!
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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 »


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54-46 Was My Number
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals (as Toots and the Maytals)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd. (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Fatboy, Run See more »

Filming Locations:

City of London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$6,003,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,478,921
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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