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Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  13 July 1979 (USA)
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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.



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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers. Written by Ari Herzog <>

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The story of two juvenile delinquents.




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13 July 1979 (USA)  »

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Nur du und ich  »

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Like his character Bill, George Burns is also an ex-vaudevillian who performed with his wife (Gracie Allen) who is now deceased. See more »


In the scene where Bill first goes to visit the Max to tell him about Kate, you can see the boom mic come into the shot for a few seconds See more »


Bill: Running away from home?
Kate: I'm an orphan.
Bill: What happened to your folks?
Kate: They died. Went down with a boat. Sank. Forget the name of it. Big boat.
Bill: Titanic.
Kate: Yeah, that's it!
Bill: Then your parents died 63 years before you were born!
Kate: Which is why I hardly knew them.
Bill: Yeah, well that... that... that makes sense.
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Referenced in Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) See more »


Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain
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Just not funny or touching
28 January 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Just You and Me, Kid" was never issued on VHS or (as of this date) DVD despite starring Brooke Shields and George Burns. Watching the movie, it's pretty clear why no one at Columbia Pictures thinks this movie has a potential audience. The main reason for this movie's failure is its sorry script. Although it aims to be a warm-hearted comedy, it succeeds at neither of those things. It's hard to get involved with Shields' character, who is written to be not very likable, and made worse by Shields' inadequate performance, which generates zero chemistry with Burns despite his valiant effort. There are no laughs to be found, partially due to the fact that the movie for a great deal of time tries to be serious, but also due that the few attempts at humor are lame and without energy. The rest of the movie is also directed in a lacklustre fashion; as other user comments here have noted, apart from some fleeting nudity and some mild language the movie feels like it was made for television. To sum up, this movie was a waste of time for its stars as well as its audience.

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