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Heavyweights (1995)  link to Heavyweights on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2231

poster Heavyweights

IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (23100 votes)

Country: USA, 100 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Family, Sport

Director(s): Steven Brill

Video Codec: Unknown

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.

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Cast:

photo Allen Covert Allen Covert Kenny
photo Tim Blake Nelson Tim Blake Nelson Roger Johnson
photo Tom McGowan Tom McGowan Pat Finley
photo Aaron Schwartz Aaron Schwartz Gerald 'Gerry' Garner
photo Shaun Weiss Shaun Weiss Josh Burnbalm

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1