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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Man with Dog
Christy Martin ...
Female Student
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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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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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This movie was filmed primarily in Houston, TX. It was the brain child of well known furniture outlet owner in partnership with Chuck Norris and his Kick Drugs out of Schools campaign, Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale, produced and invested 8 million dollars on this movie.It is believed his relationship with Chuck Norris, who starred in many commercials with "Mac" came to him with the idea of creating this film. In McIngvale's book, Always Think Big, he states going into film and producing was "extremely hard work". 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

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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Features Missing in Action (1984) 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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lots of fun plus Chuck Norris
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The great thing about this film, and yes it is indeed a great thing, is that it knows it is corny. It is well-cast, and it maintains a great sense of humor throughout the story. As far as Barry's dreams being too violent for a kid to be having, are you joking?!? Our society today is becoming so numb to violence,and often it film it is gratuitous. But in this film it's more slap stick humor than anything else. You can't compare this to any other Chuck Norris film. It is a genre all it's own. I saw this film as a kid and recently it was on Encore and I watched it again and had a great time. Taken for what it's worth, this film will make you do a happy dance.


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