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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

Real life martial arts expert, author and Nebraska native, Robert Buseey can be seen in several scenes in this movie. Bussey, founder of Robert Bussey's Warrior International (RBWI), had a part in this film that showcased his realistic sword skills for one. The director felt it was too serious for the mood of the film and ultimately it was left on the cutting room floor. See more »

Goofs

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

Jerry Gabrewski: [Jerry smells that drink that Mr. Lee has given Barry] What is that smell?
Barry: I don't know.
Jerry Gabrewski: It must be a sewage backup around here.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) 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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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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