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Sidekicks (1992)

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

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Jerry Gabrewski
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Barry Gabrewski
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Mr. Lee
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Noreen Chan (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
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Kelly Stone
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Lauren
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Randy Cellini
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Horn
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Mapes
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Hank
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Man with Dog
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Female Student
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Old Chinese Man
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Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate, in hopes of one day meeting the great Chuck Norris. Written by Anonymous

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A dreamer and a champion. An unbeatable team...Until his hero stepped out of his fantasies to fight at his side.


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Rated PG for mild violence and some language | See all certifications »

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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A bajnok és a kölyök  »

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$17,180,393 (USA)
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Jonathan Brandis later unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones", which Hayden Christensen was got the part. Anakin Skywalker bares some similarities to Barry Gabrewski: Anakin Skywalker lives with his mother Shmi Skywalker. Anakin dreams of being a Jedi Knight. Anakin is introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan trains Anakin as a Jedi and instructs him with a lightsaber and in the ways of the force and Anakin fights the villains besides Obi-Wan. Like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chuck Norris has a beard. See more »

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The Frying Dragon team won the Weapons, Men's Fighting, and Breaking competitions and came in second in the Ladies' Kata. Yet somehow after that they manage to only be tied with Stone Dojo. See more »

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Mr. Lee: I have something for you.
[takes off Barry's shirt]
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
from the Per Gynt Suite
by Edvard Grieg
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lots of fun plus Chuck Norris
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The great thing about this film, and yes it is indeed a great thing, is that it knows it is corny. It is well-cast, and it maintains a great sense of humor throughout the story. As far as Barry's dreams being too violent for a kid to be having, are you joking?!? Our society today is becoming so numb to violence,and often it film it is gratuitous. But in this film it's more slap stick humor than anything else. You can't compare this to any other Chuck Norris film. It is a genre all it's own. I saw this film as a kid and recently it was on Encore and I watched it again and had a great time. Taken for what it's worth, this film will make you do a happy dance.


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