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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:

Troy Billings is fat. His life sucks. 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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Matthew Lillard's directorial debut. See more »

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Written by Mike McCready and Barrett Jones
Performed by Mike McCready and Barrett Jones
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A shy fat kid is befriended by a rebel punk rocker. They form a band, and the fat kid takes it seriously.
9 February 2013 | by chris-604-199205See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised after viewing Fat Kid... I too grew up chubby and withdrawn. I was attracted to characters like Marcus in my own life. Matt O'Leary plays a high powered, reckless poetic and tragic figure. A real hustler, and user of people. Jacob Wysoki who plays the part of Troy,is an excellent actor. He says so much with facial expressions, and he seems naive, but genuine.

I grew up playing Rock music, it became my career and I have no regrets. I only wish I had the kind of love and support Troys character enjoyed. The father ,played by Billy Campbell was so understanding, and nurturing. Obviously making up for the lack of a mother in the home.

I recommend this sweet and positive film. They are so rare and hard to come by. It was sentimental without being sappy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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