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Heavyweights (1995)

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Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Goldman David Goldman ... Nicholas
Joseph Wayne Miller Joseph Wayne Miller ... Sam
Cody Burger Cody Burger ... Cody
Allen Covert ... Kenny
Tim Blake Nelson ... Roger Johnson
Nancy Ringham Nancy Ringham ... Mrs. Maury Garner
Seth St. Laurent Seth St. Laurent ... Camp MVP Racer
Bobby Fain Bobby Fain ... Camp MVP Pitcher
Tom McGowan ... Pat Finley
Aaron Schwartz ... Gerald 'Gerry' Garner
Shaun Weiss ... Josh Burnbalm
Tom Hodges ... Lars
Leah Lail ... Julie
Paul Feig ... Tim
Kenan Thompson ... Roy
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Storyline

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 Todd Baldridge

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Taglines:

They never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heavyweights See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,062,857, 20 February 1995

Gross USA:

$17,689,177

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,689,177
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Josh is shaving the red balloon, you can see the entire crew in the reflection. See more »

Quotes

Pat Finley: [pushing Gerry around the track in a dismantled go-kart] How do you do on your jumps?
Gerry: [in awe] These things jump?
Pat Finley: Jump? They FLY, Gerry, they FLY!
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I WANT CANDY
Written by Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Richard Gottehrer, and Jerry Goldstein (as Gerry Goldstein)
Performed by Bow Wow Wow
Courtesy of BMG (UK) Limited
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Hardest I've laughed in a LONG time.
10 August 1999 | by Crowbot-2See all my reviews

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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