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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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)  »

Also Known As:

A bajnok és a kölyök  »

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$17,180,393 (USA)
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Trivia

Alan Silvestri who wrote the music for the film, also scored Chuck Norris hit film, The Delta Force (1986). The music for that film was primarily done on a Synclavier synthesizer which is what Silvestri also used for this film as well. See more »

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During Barry's daydreaming while he's in gym class he's in a saloon, you can see the shots of milk before he and Norris order them when Norris shoots upwards at the man above, and disappear as they order them, and come back into shot when they're suppose to be. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lee: I have something for you.
[takes off Barry's shirt]
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Featured in Movie Nights: No Retreat, No Surrender (2012) 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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The greatest movie ever created
19 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Could be the most amazing movie I have ever seen. Period. The acting is incredible, especially by Jonathon Brandis (plays Barry). The day dreaming sequences are great. The movie is one big action movie cliché and I love every bit of it. It goes along with the whole early 90's obsession with corny ninja movies. It rules. I'm starting a new religion known as Sidekickianity. Another factor I took into account when rating the greatness of this movie was the attractiveness of Barry's teacher/father's love interest. Winnie Cooper is also in the movie and she rules in general. Done. Look, I guess IMDb makes you have a certain amount of lines on these posts and I apparently have not fulfilled the minimum number of lines so I'm writing this to fill up space. I don't have too much else to say about this movie, you will just have to watch it in its glory for yourself.


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