Overall Rank: 6516
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 75
Theatrical Release Date: 02/17/1995
Genre: Family, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Brill
Actors: David Goldman, Joseph Wayne Miller, Cody Burger, Allen Covert, Tim Blake Nelson, Nancy Ringham
Plot: Camp Hope, run by the kindly Harvey and Alice Bushkin is a haven for the overweight boys who are looking to lost that weight. Yet bankruptcy sees a change in ownership and Tony Perkis, an ex-fitness instructor has his own psychotic ideas about how the boys should lose weight. Not only do the the campers have to figure out how to deal with Tony, but to prepare for the Apache Relay against camp MVP - a race Camp Hope has never won. -- Chris Kavan
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Snoogans - wrote on 10/31/2011
Funny family comedy that features an early crazy Ben Stiller performance.
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 08/18/2009
Fat Camp, Ben Stiller, and go-carts...there's nothing about that list that I didn't like. Okay, so I'll admit that I didn't necessarily see any artistic merit in this movie, but I figure it that there's nothing funnier than fat kids who want to stay fat. Haha. That sounds wretched....but that's just the way I like it.
brodnaxisgod - wrote on 07/03/2008
HEAVYWEIGHTS IS A GOOD FAMILY CLASSIC.TO ME ITS LIKE THE MIGHTY DUCKS JR ITS ABOUTS A OVERWEIGHT KID THAT IS FORCED TO GO AT FAT CAMP.AT FIRST HE IS HAPPELNY INTRODUCED TO CAMP HOPE AND EVERYTHING IS GOING SMOOTH .INTIL THE ORIGNAL OWNERS GO BANKRAMPTCY.NOW THEY GET THIS 24/7 FITNESS MAN(BEN STILLER)AS A COACH WHO GIVES THE KIDS HELL.TILL THE KIDS GET MAD AND PUT THINGS INTO THERE OWN HANDS I GIVE DISNEYS HEAVYWEIGHTS A A-
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Goombs - wrote on 02/19/2014
"What do we have here? Deli meats?" Being as I was a robust dumpling growing up, this movie put a good feeling on my bullied soul during those years. I received it on VHS for Christmas and ended up popping the reel from so many uses. It may be safe to say this film formed a basis for what I like and don't like in a comedy. Being that Judd Apatow was co writer and it features Seth Rogen in a very early role, my transition to teen years with Freaks and Geeks and into my twenties with 40 Year Old virgin and other Apatow fare made the transition quite smooth. The movie is plain fun with a good message. This flick couldn't be made today, as Michelle Obama would condemn it for its "being fat is ok" communique. I'm not a fan of remakes but being that this will never be remade, they should.
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