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Sidekicks (1992)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  9 April 1993 (USA)
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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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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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Old Chinese Man
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Storyline

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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Action | Adventure

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

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9 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A bajnok és a kölyök  »

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$17,180,393 (USA)
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Trivia

The white building seen in the background where Barry is training with the nunchucks is the former Blue Ribbon rice silo - the silo stood vacant for several years and was demolished in 1996; the former rice silo is the current location of the Memorial Heights subdivision, which is a townhouse community in close proximity to Downtown Houston. See more »

Goofs

The Inhaler that Barry uses is not a use-on-demand type inhaler, it is in fact a one-time daily use inhaler. See more »

Quotes

Barry: Nobody likes me. Why would he?
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Music by Edvard Grieg
Heard during one of the daydreams.
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This is a pretty good movie, but very, very unsophisticated for
25 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a good one for Jonathan Brandis. His acting is good, and so is the way he plays his part. This movie really brings out the way Chuck Norris deals with kids in his movies. He spends the movie as an imaginary friend to Brandis, who is finding junior high life hard. "Norris" teaches him discipline and how to deal with bullies.

This is definitely not the usual Chuck Norris movie, as you can see from the cover. In his other movies, he usually plays some kind of heavy duty hitman with lots of weapons and sometimes armor. This time he has none of that. He is just a low-key character, and even when he finally fights Joe Piscopo in the end, he acts like he is just trying to show Brandis how its done.


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