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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Duncan (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Christopher Martin ...
Blade (as Christopher 'Play' Martin)
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Jail Guard
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Duncan's Dad
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Duncan's Mom
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Blade's Mom
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Parole Officer Reichert
Tony Simotes ...
Dr. Oppenheimer
Jeff Jensen ...
Prison Guard (as Scott Jensen)
Simply Marvalous ...
Miss Jackson
Jack 'The Rapper' Gibson ...
Janitor
Raye Birk ...
Principal Kratz
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Miss Simpson
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Latin Student
Gabe Green ...
Rashid
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Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only the school bully would stop trying to rough him up. And Blade definitely likes being thought of as important instead of as trouble, if only the teacher would stop hitting on him for a date. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,272,113 (USA)
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Trivia

School filmed is Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, CA. See more »

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When the real Duncan is kicking the field goals look at the goal posts and notice the old rusty one and the new pretty one. See more »

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Duncan's Dad: My Son! My lovely wonderful son!
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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

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Get It Right
Written by Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin and Dana Mozie
Produced by Dana Mozie and Andre DeBourg
Mixed by Marley Marl
Performed by Kid 'N Play
Kid 'N Play Record Exclusively for Select Records
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A vastly underrated movie
11 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never understood why this film is regarded so poorly, even to the point of being dissed on "Martin." While it doesn't measure up to the first two "House Party" films, it's certainly better than most people give it credit for.

Both Reid and Martin deliver excellent performances, but Martin really shines as Blade Brown, the hood with a well-hidden heart of gold. Lamont Johnson, Thomas Mikal Ford, Karyn Parsons, and Alysia Rogers provide solid supporting roles.

What impressed me most about this film was the obvious chemistry between the cast members. While I expected it between Reid and Martin, I was pleasantly surprised to see it between Johnson and Ford, Reid and Rogers, and Martin and Parsons.

I'd say that this is a must-see for Kid 'N' Play fans. For non Kid 'N' Play fans, it can be a fun diversion with some wonderfully funny scenes.


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