Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

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Jimmy
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Bernice
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May
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Herb
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Nina
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Maurice
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Dr. Stevens
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Kelp
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Harry Walker
Robert F. Hoy ...
1st Trooper (as Bob Hoy)
Steven Chambers ...
2nd Trooper (as Steve Chambers)
Sarina C. Grant ...
Pearl (as Sarina Grant)
Lew Horn ...
Kimball
Frank Miller ...
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Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

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Would you believe . . . the comedy crime caper of the year?

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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La pandilla de Arnold  »

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Trivia

The film was made and released about six years after its source novel of the same name by Donald E. Westlake had been first published in 1974. See more »

Goofs

When Kelp and Dortmunder steal the tan sedan, Kelp tells Dortmunder that he never stole a Dodge before and hopes it gets good mileage, the car they have stolen is, in fact, a Chevy Malibu. See more »

Quotes

Harry Walker: [Jimmy has retrieved the ransom money] How did you do it?
Jimmy: [holds up a copy of "Child Heist"] You see this book?
Harry Walker: Yes?
Jimmy: I wrote it!
Harry Walker: [rolls off bench. Voice over] Of course!
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Features Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

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I'm Havin' Fun
Written by Jeff Levy and Kendall Schmidt
Performed by Jackie English
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Gary Coleman in the "height" of his career
27 December 2000 | by (Waterbury, CT) – See all my reviews

If you still flip channels searching for old re-runs of Different Strokes (I am pretty sure that Different was spelled different, like diff'nt or something catchy like that), then this is the movie for you. Gary Coleman was the only good thing about Different Strokes (sorry Adalaide and the Gooch)and he is the only good thing about this movie (sorry Pat Morita). Although this is a really bad movie, I have fond memories of it, just like Coleman's television show. I am sure this would still be enjoyable for a young crowd.


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