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Rent-a-Kid (1995)

Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers.

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Lawrence 'Larry' Kayvey
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Russ Syracuse
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Valerie Syracuse
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Cody Jones ...
Tabitha Lupien ...
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Lisa LaCroix ...
Teresa Woolcot
Kevin Hicks ...
Dan Woolcot
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Mrs. Lachman
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Mr. Lachman (as Ed Heeley)
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Dr. Leff
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...
Tracy, Haber's Office Secretary (as Ellen Ray-Hennessy)
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Mr. Nicely
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Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent baby's from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brother's to his first customers... Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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4 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Aluga-se Um Garoto  »

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The three kids in the film appeared in Goosebumps (1995). Crawley and Jones appeared in the episodes "The Haunted Mask" and "The Haunted Mask 2" as Chuck and Noah. Jones appears in all seasons, except season three. See more »

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Brandon Ward: I think I saw Lawrence's face on America's Most Wanted. Do you suppose that we should call the police?
Russ Syracuse: Wow, Brandon. You sure have a wild imagination, don't you?
Molly Ward: He lies. Don't believe anything he says.
Brandon Ward: I do lie sometimes, Molly. But that bubblegum you swallowed was radioactive, and you will grow to abnormal proportions.
[she gets a paranoid looks on her face]
Valerie Syracuse: Honey, he's just teasing.
Brandon Ward: I'm not.
Russ Syracuse: Brandon, I think you're scaring your little sister.
Brandon Ward: Fine, but tomorrow, she'll wake up nine feet tall ...
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Written by Quirino Mendoza
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Hope for the foster children!!
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I ran across this movie at the local video store during their yearly sidewalk sale. While scanning thousands of videos, hoping to find a few cartoon movies for sale, I came across this movie. I read the back of the movie and knew it was God's hand at work for me to purchase this movie. You see, I have a sibling group of three foster (and soon to be adopted) children living with my family. Immediately my foster children made a connection with the three children starring in the movie. The movie helped them better understand their own circumstances. For the first time, also, the oldest of the sibling group (7 year old/female) decided to open up to me a little bit about her past and the trauma she had experienced. She has been fighting the entire trust issue. This is also the first time I had seen her cry. After watching the film, I asked her what it meant for a child to be adopted. She replied, "It means to be happy." A must see for families who are fostering children and are considering adoption. It certainly opened the lines of communication with us.


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