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Sidekicks (1992)

PG  |   |  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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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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Release Date:

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

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 »

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

Mr. Lee: No anger. You are here to confront bricks, not that stupid boy.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Forest Warrior (2014) 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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Wonderful movie for children
29 August 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I just got done watching this movie on Television with my 2 children a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 7, and feel it is a wonderful family movie. My children asked if we could buy it. I remembered watching this movie when it first came out. I was about 17 at the time, and I liked it then too. It is similar to Karate Kid, but I enjoy the twist of the kid daydreaming and overcoming is asthma. This movie sends a wonderful message to children: it shows them that having an illness doesn't mean they can't be "normal", it also teaches them how to gain control of their anger and channel it into something good, and like the Karate kid it shows that being a bully never pays off. Furthermore, it shows kids that it's "normal" to daydream and don't let others tease you and push you around because you are different; all it takes is a little hard work and determination and you can find something you are good at.


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