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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Dennis Letts ...
Man with Dog
Christy Martin ...
Female Student
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Businessman
Lawrence Joe ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

In addition to Buseey, other members of RBWI can also be seen in many background shots. RBWI Instructors, Keith Jones and Michael Bussey were also in this film. The RBWI members were the only martial arts extras allowed to wear their own uniforms. The rest of the extras had uniforms supplied by wardrobe. Bussey's custom uniforms so impressed the movie makers that they were kept for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Norris and Barry walk into the bar in the western fantasy you can see the two glasses of milk that they order on the bar before they order. They disappear in the next shot and then reappear as the bartender hands them the milk from under the bar. See more »

Quotes

[a still somewhat asthmatic Barry is determined to join in the push-ups in gym class]
Horn: Gabrewski, if you die I'm going to shoot myself and come on after you!
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Features Missing in Action (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
(uncredited)
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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