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Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
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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:

Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. 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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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

David Walliams: the man in the bakery. The role is quite similar to "Mr. Mann" in a recurrent sketch from Little Britain (2003). He plays an annoying customer who always comes up ridiculously impossible requests. See more »

Goofs

Dennis is incorrectly arrested for buying a theatre ticket from an undercover officer in a sting operation. It is not a criminal offence in England to tout genuine theatre tickets or to buy them from a tout. At worst it is a breach of civil contract with the theatre if they have inserted a "no sell on" clause into the terms of purchase, which would result in Dennis being refused entry by the theatre. See more »

Quotes

TV Commentator: [Dennis just finished the marathon] He's done it! He's actually done it! This morning, Dennis Doyle was a humble shop worker from north London, tonight, he goes home a hero!
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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 »

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Run Fat Boy Run
Written by Blaine Cartwright
Performed by Nine Pound Hammer
Courtesy of Crypt Records
By Arrangement with Crypt Records and Nine
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Fat and Fantastic!
11 September 2007 | by kclambethSee all my reviews

I loved Shaun of the dead and hot fuzz so i knew i would like this but it was even funnier than i thought it was going to be.

A strong cast, the storyline was obvious but then i think that was the point, it was supposed to be a cliché, that's why it seemed funnier. The direction and writing were very good and generally the pace of the film was perfect.

I adore Simon Pegg in these roles, his ability to play the straight, flawed individual but make him the funniest man on screen is great and you're drawn to his story, no matter how ridiculous his predicament is. His best friend was hilarious, the setting of the London marathon was a great idea and Hank Azaria played his part well as the whole way through i wanted him to not get the girl and lose the race.

It's not as funny as Simon's other films but i really enjoyed it and it was well worth paying to see, in fact i'd watch it again tomorrow as there was so many laughs throughout to hold my interest.

Overall i love the Britishness of this film, the good guy and his basic life, it's not showy, or Hollywood it's just a simple film with comedy stars doing silly things and making us laugh, a perfect pick me up if you ask me.


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