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Fat Albert (2004)

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director:

Joel Zwick

Writers:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D.), Charles Kipps
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenan Thompson ... Fat Albert
Kyla Pratt ... Doris
Dania Ramirez ... Lauri
Shedrack Anderson III ... Rudy
Aaron Frazier ... Old Weird Harold (as Aaron A. Frazier)
Marques Houston ... Dumb Donald (as Marques B. Houston)
Alphonso McAuley ... Bucky
Keith Robinson ... Bill (as Keith D. Robinson)
Jermaine Williams ... Mushmouth
Aaron Carter ... Teen
Omarion ... Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
J. Mack Slaughter ... Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
Nick Zano ... Camera Salesman
Annie Abbott ... Mrs. Forchick
Alice Greczyn ... Becky
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Storyline

An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, make friends. However, the simple life of the group is interrupted when Fat Albert falls for Doris' older sister, Lauri, sparking his friends to worry that their leader may never want to return to his cartoon world again. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas Day


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,510, 26 December 2004

Gross USA:

$48,116,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,551,322
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Forest Whitaker was the original director of the film, but left the project over creative differences. See more »

Goofs

When Fat Albert meets Bill Cosby, you see Fat Albert raise his right hand to shake Cosby's in a shot viewed from behind Fat Albert. The next shot shows a view from Fat Albert's front, and he once again raises his hand to shake, even though he never put it down. See more »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: [after hearing a knock at his door] Oh, people wait 'til you get to the top of the stairs, then they knock. WHO IS IT?
Fat Albert: It's Fat Albert!
Bill Cosby: Yeah, right.
[Bill Cosby answers the door. Fat Albert is on his doorstep]
Fat Albert: Hello. I'm looking for Mr. Cosby. Are you his dad?
[Fat Albert holds out his hand]
Fat Albert: I'm... I'm Fat Albert.
[Bill Cosby faints and Fat Albert catches him]
Fat Albert: Whoa! Uh... Help! He...
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue. See more »


Soundtracks

Fat Albert TV Theme
Written by Ricky Sheldon and Ed Fournier (as Edward Martin Fournier)
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment, Inc.
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Fat Albert saves the day but he can't save this movie
22 February 2007 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

This movie was pretty much forced into being, and horribly so. I never watched "Fat Albert" as a kid, but I concluded that I would watch the movie based upon the cartoon's reputation. Had I known that Fat Albert and the gang would lunge through the television from cartoon town to real life, I wouldn't have even watched the opening credits.

It was a feel good story with a good message, but it was terribly done. A lot of the scenes in the movie seemed as though they were for occupying space and time more than for aiding the plot. Fat Albert can do it all, and even though he's fat, he's super cool. That is about what I got out of the bulk of the movie.


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