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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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Cast

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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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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

During the tie breaker part of the competition, when Randy is doing his second break, he asks for another brick. The announcer states that he is attempting a record breaking 9 bricks, but in the original breaking competition, Mr. Lee asked for started with 8 bricks, then asked for a 9th to be added, and when he breaks the bricks, there are actually 10 bricks in his stack. This should have been a record. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Gabrewski: My son has asthma!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Forest Warrior (2014) See more »

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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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Chuck Norris pokes fun at himself
26 September 2003 | by (Stockton, UK) – See all my reviews

The late Jonathan Brandis stars in this film where a sickly kid keeps going into daydreams of starring with Chuck Norris, allowing good ole Chuck to spoof his own films (Missing In Action, The Hit-man and I think Invasion USA).

You don't watch a film like this for the story - get Karate Kid for that, this film is about Chuck having a laugh at himself and I suppose for teenager overcoming adversity and becoming a self-respecting teenager or something things.

Get this film if you want a giggle and a decent but not too original story line, you'll have a good night in with this.


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