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As an eight-year old confined to bed because of a preternatural growing spurt, Edward Bloom occupies himself by reading the entire World Book Encyclopedia. He is taken in particular with an article about goldfish, in which he learns that if goldfish are kept in a small bowl, they will remain small. With more space, the fish can double, triple or quadruple its size. Ten years later, after becoming one of the most popular young men in Ashton, Alabama, he realizes that--like the goldfish--in order for him to grow he must leave home and explore the world. And thus, an improbable and mythic journey begins. Many years and countless adventures later, Bloom is well known as a teller of tall tales about his colorful life as a less than ordinary young man, when his wanderlust took him around the world and back again. His mythic exploits range from the delightful to the surreal, interweaving epic sagas about giants and werewolves, conjoined Korean lounge singers, a witch with a glass eye that can see the future--and of course, a big fish that refuses to be caught. Bloomís fabled stories charm everyone he encounters except his son Will, who has also left home but in this case to get out from under his fatherís considerable shadow. When Edward becomes ill and his wife, Sandra, tries to reconcile them, Will embarks on his own personal journey trying to separate the myth from the reality of his fatherís life and come to terms with the manís giant feats and great failings.

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Ewan McGregor (as Young Edward Bloom)
Albert Finney (as Old Edward Bloom)
Billy Crudup (as William Bloom)
Jessica Lange (as Sandy Bloom)
Alison Lohman (as Young Sandy Bloom)

Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Daniel Wallace & John August
Produced By: Columbia Pictures

Release Date (US): January 9, 2004

Length of Movie: 2h 5min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference

Budget: $70,000,000

Opening Weekend: $13,811,191

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1. Man Of The Hour - Pearl Jam
2. Dinah - Bing Crosby
3. Everyday - Buddy Holly
4. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
5. Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
6. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers
7. Let's Work Together - Canned Heat
8. Pictures - Danny Elfman
9. Big Fish (Titles) - Danny Elfman
10. Shoe Stealing - Danny Elfman
11. Underwater - Danny Elfman
12. Sandra's Theme - Danny Elfman
13. The Growing Montage - Danny Elfman
14. Leaving Spectre - Danny Elfman
15. Return to Spectre - Danny Elfman
16. Rebuilding - Danny Elfman
17. The Journey Home - Danny Elfman
18. In the Tub - Danny Elfman
19. Sandra's Farewell - Danny Elfman
20. Finale - Danny Elfman
21. End Titles - Danny Elfman
22. Jenny's Theme - Danny Elfman
23. Twice the Love (Siamese Twins' Song) - Danny Elfman

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