11-year-old Gerald "Gerry" Garner lives in Long Island, New York, and he's overweight. Gerry's parents Maury and Mrs. Garner decide to send Gerry to Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp is owned by kindly Harvey Bushkin and his equally kind wife Alice Bushkin. When the Bushkins file for bankruptcy the camp has to be sold, it is bought by a wacko named Tony Perkis. Tony plans to force the campers to lose as much weight as they can, and he also intends to document the marathon shedding of weight and use it for an infomercial for his slenderizing program. In the eyes of the campers, Tony has made Camp Hope a living hell. As Gerry and counselor Pat Finley lead the efforts to overthrow Tony, the campers prepare for the Apache Relay against arch rival Camp MVP. The Apache Relay is a kind of race in which Camp Hope has never defeated Camp MVP before.Written by
While filming the scene where the kids have a party after locking up Tony Perkins and restoring the camp back to the way it was, Aaron Schwartz (Gerry) injured his arm. His cast had to be hidden in scenes featuring him. See more »
When Josh is shaving the red balloon, you can see the entire crew in the reflection. See more »
[pushing Gerry around the track in a dismantled go-kart]
How do you do on your jumps?
These things jump?
Jump? They FLY, Gerry, they FLY!
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This is one of the funniest movies I've seen. And fat people will not be offended, I have friends that have really been to "fat camp" and they were laughing harder than I was, and I really don't see what's so gross about it. This is a great film go out and rent it. 9.5 out of 10.
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