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An overweight teen with no friends puts his planned suicide on hold after he is taken under the wing of an older yet unstable punk rocker in this tender adaptation of KL Going's award-winning young adult novel. Troy Billings (Jacob Wysocki) is a misfit with a weight problem. He's hatched a plan to end it all when out of the blue he meets 18-year-old non-conformist Marcus Macrae (Matt O'Leary), whose devil-may-care attitude gives Troy an optimistic new outlook on life. Troy's merciful reprieve from depression meets an unexpected challenge, however, when his strict father (Bill Campbell) deems Marcus a druggie troublemaker, and forbids the two from being friends. Fat Kid Rules the World marks the feature directorial debut of longtime actor Matthew Lillard (Matthew Lillard, Matthew Lillard). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 5, 2012

Cast

Matt O'Leary
as Marcus
Billy Campbell
as Mr. Billings
Russell Hodgkinson
as Marcus's Stepfather
Matthew Lillard
as Psychologist
Vivan Dugre
as Waitress
Rick Rosenthal
as Swim Coach
Rachel Pate
as Nurse #2

Crew

Matthew Lillard
Director
Evan Hoyt Wasserstrom
Producer
Matthew Lillard
Producer
Jennifer Maas
Producer
Talan Torriero
Producer
Rick Rosenthal
Producer
Nick Morton
Producer
Jane Charles
Producer
Peter Speakman
Screenwriter
Noah Rosenthal
Cinematographer
Mike McCready
Composer (Music Score)
Michelle Witten
Editor
Tania Kupczak
Production Designer
Peter Speakman
Co-producer
Todd Wiseman
Associate Producer
Noah Rosenthal
Camera Operator
Daniel Kruse
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bill Boggs
Special Effects Coordinator
Michelle Witten
Music Editor
Keith Bilderbeck
Sound Effects Director
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