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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Randy Cellini
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Horn
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Mapes
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Hank
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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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Rated PG for mild violence and some language | See all certifications »

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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$17,180,393 (USA)
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Trivia

Chuck Norris did this film as a favor to his brother Aaron, who is the director of the film. 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

Randy Cellini: He started it.
Horn: [to Barry] If that's true kid, you have less brains than a woodpecker on an aluminum telephone pole.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Little Brown Jug
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Music by Joseph Winner
Heard in the saloon daydream.
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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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