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Sidekicks (1992)

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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Old Chinese Man
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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)  »

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A bajnok és a kölyök  »

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$17,180,393 (USA)
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Considered to be a loose remake of "The Karate Kid". Barry lives with his father Jerry, he gets bullied by Randy Cellini he gets instructed in martial arts by Mr. Lee and takes part in the Karate Kid tournament, which Barry and Chuck Norris take on Cellini and Stone at the tournament. See more »

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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 »

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Barry: Milk.
Kelly Stone: [loud laughter] Hey, how 'bout some cookies?
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
from the Per Gynt Suite
by Edvard Grieg
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For the kids ...
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Aaron's firmly in the driver's seat while brother Chuck lays down the action yet again in this enjoyable and harmless action romp, a re-hash of The Karate Kid only less involved and played mainly for laughs. Brandis is the asthma-induced child who dreams of fighting alongside his screen hero Chuck Norris. Mako plays loveable sage Mr. Lee who teaches the kid a little confidence and karate and soon enough his dreams form reality as the man himself soon turns up in the flesh at a martial arts tournament. Tame and undemanding, Sidekicks is an idle gem that whiles the hours away.


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