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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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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
Christy Martin ...
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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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

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

The Inhaler that Barry uses is not a use-on-demand type inhaler, it is in fact a one-time daily use inhaler. See more »

Quotes

Barry: Milk.
Kelly Stone: [loud laughter] Hey, how 'bout some cookies?
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Features The Hitman (1991) See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
(uncredited)
Music by Edvard Grieg
Heard during one of the daydreams.
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Great movie!
20 March 1999 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of being a crowd scene extra during the filming of the tournament scenes. Some excellent martial arts technicians showed up to demonstrate their skills.

The movie has been compared to The Karate Kid, but it stands on its own legs. Good acting throughout and a good storyline. I got a kick out of the scenes filmed at Lamar High School - my alma mater.


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