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Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 2012 (USA)
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

Director:

Matthew Lillard

Writers:

Michael M.B. Galvin (screenplay by), Peter Speakman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Wysocki ... Troy
Matt O'Leary ... Marcus
Billy Campbell ... Mr. Billings
Dylan Arnold ... Dayle
Tyler Trerise Tyler Trerise ... Manoj
Russell Hodgkinson ... Marcus' Stepfather
Sean Donavan Sean Donavan ... Ollie
Julian Gavilanes ... Matt
Lili Simmons ... Isabel
Jeffrey Doornbos ... Mr. Sherman
Lino Marioni Lino Marioni ... Young Troy
Michael Loftus Michael Loftus ... Band Member #1
Stephanie Sarreal Park Stephanie Sarreal Park ... Girl #1 (as Stephanie Park)
Duane Cawthon Duane Cawthon ... Bus Driver
Frances Hearn Frances Hearn ... Bus Stop Woman
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The time has come to rule! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual and drug content, and brief violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat Kid Rules the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,450, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$41,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,000
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Color
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Matthew Lillard's directorial debut. See more »

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The Hungry Wolf
Written by John Doe (as John Duchac Nommensen) and Exene Cervenka (as Christine Lee Cervenka)
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It gets better
8 June 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Troy is an obese lonely video-gamer loser in school. He lives with his father (Billy Campbell) and brother. He tries to kill himself by stepping in front of a bus and he's saved by Marcus. Marcus is an unreliable homeless school drop-out guitarist. Even his bandmates have kicked him out. Marcus starts using Troy for a place to stay and food to eat while claiming to start a band with him. Troy maintains his friendship with Marcus despite his father's reservations. Troy is a hormonal teen in love with Marcus' friend Isabelle (Lili Simmons).

Marcus is really annoying at the beginning. It takes a long time before he shows any signs of passing friendship with Troy. He does grow as a character and the friendship becomes more. Troy is a really passive person but he also grows too. The father is interesting because he's not yet another clueless adult in a teen movie. It's a slow start but it gets better. It's pretty good work for Matthew Lillard's directorial debut.


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