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Jimmy the Kid (1982)

 -  Comedy  -  12 November 1982 (USA)
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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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Herb
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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)
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2nd Trooper (as Steve Chambers)
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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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Donald E. Westlake's source 1974 novel "Jimmy the Kid" is the third book in Westlake's Dortmunder series. The first was "The Hot Rock" (1970) and the second "Bank Shot" (1972), both of which had been filmed previously. The Dortmunder character appears in eleven short stories and fourteen novels published between the years of 1970 and 2009. See more »

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In one scene, the limousine's front bumper is knocked off, in subsequent scenes, however, the bumper reappears and disappears. See more »

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Jimmy: [escaping under the floorboards] It's a good thing I read Escape from Devil's Island.
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Follows Bank Shot (1974) 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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