PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
The circus fat man was played by famed sideshow attraction Howard Huge (Bruce Snowdon). This movie was his final appearance as a professional fat man. His weight peaked at 712 pounds during his career which spanned more than 25 years. When he died in 2009, he reportedly weighed 'only' 609 pounds.
Young Ed Bloom:
There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they're just touched by something extra.
After Jenny has thrown Edwards's shoes up on the wire Norther, Mildred and the mayor invite Edward to follow them by putting their hands on his shoulders. Mildred's hand is on Edward's back in the first shot, on his shoulder in the second one and again on his back in the following.
The Columbia logo runs in reverse.
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