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 <ari@ici.net>

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The story of two juvenile delinquents.




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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 »


Bill went to Tower Records and bought Saturday Night Fever on vinyl for Kate. Well, the song that plays on the turntable is on neither of the two records on the original soundtrack. See more »


Bill: Memories don't belong in drawers.
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Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain
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good Burns and Shields duo but tone all over the place
10 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Bill Grant (George Burns) is a retired lovable vaudeville star. He discovers a young naked Kate (Brooke Shields) hiding in his car truck. She's a runaway foster kid hiding from drug dealer John Demesta. His daughter Shirl wants him to sign over his finances before he gives it all away to his old vaudeville down-on-their-luck friends including his catatonic best friend Max. He's got nosy neighbors Stan and Sue. Kate tries to take off and twists her ankle. Shirl calls the cops but his poker buddies pull an old trick.

I love George Burns doing his lovable old performer character. Brooke Shields was a good child star who develops great chemistry with the old-timer. I don't know why she has to be naked or pretend to be naked in almost movie. The biggest problem is the weirdly dangerous clunky drug story in between the funny bits. The tone is all over the place. The movie is definitely trying to be funny but the drug story is so cheesy dark that it screws the movie up.

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