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The Kid (2000)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  7 July 2000 (USA)
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An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

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Russ Duritz is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father, and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder, who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take - to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet, and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for boxing action and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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7 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Disney's The Kid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£383,783 (UK) (10 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 491,340,030 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Rusty annoys Russ by singing John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt over and over. The same happened in Disney's RocketMan (1997). See more »

Goofs

Russ opens his bottle of water twice while he's in the bathroom hoping young Rusty will disappear. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Duritz: How old are you?
Russ Duritz: Forty. In a couple days.
Rusty Duritz: That is old! I'm turning eight. In a couple days.
Russ Duritz: Eight. You're eight. I'm eight.
Rusty Duritz: This is scary.
Russ Duritz: No. This is hilarious.
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Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »

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Western Epic - Take Seven
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Written and Performed by Charlotte Georg
Courtesy of OGM Music
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The Number One Feel Good Film Of The Year!
17 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have wanted to see this movie ever since it came out, because I thought that it looked like an interesting movie. Now in my honest to goodness point of view, this movie is phenomenal! This movie is the number one feel good movie of the year, and it is also one of the best movies of 2000! This movie is a type of movie that makes you feel good about yourself, and I really like a movie like that! This movie is an extraordinary movie that you really going to enjoy! On the whole, this is yet another movie that I would recommend that you see, because when you watch this movie, you are probably going to love it just like I did! I think that I should have seen this movie when it came out, because I thought that this was an excellent movie! So in short, here is another movie that I can say is one of the best movies of the 2000-2009 decade! On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best, I will give this movie a perfect ten stars out of ten, because this film is so fabulous! Like I said above, this film is the number one feel good film of the year, it is touching, great, and on the whole, an excellent movie!

Not only is this movie great, but the acting is also superb! In my opinion, both Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin deliver some extraordinarily spectacular performances! In fact, in this movie, Bruce Willis delivers what in my opinion is the best performance of his entire movie career! And bravo to Marc Shaiman and Jason White for an extremely excellent film score! In my opinion, I think that the score for this movie should have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, because the film score for this movie was totally and completely phenomenal! Now anyway, the performances from both Spencer Breslin and Bruce Willis are phenomenal, in fact, I also think that they were material for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor!

Would I recommend that you see this movie, oh yes I would recommend that you see it! Because in my point of view, you are going to find this remarkable movie extremely astounding and touching! In my opinion, this movie is not only the number one feel good film of the year, but it is also one of the best movies of 2000! And that is saying a lot because I have seen quite a lot of great movies from the year 2000! But all in all, this movie is quite astounding! So when you get a chance to watch this movie, watch it, because I am telling you right now that you are going to love it! So please watch this movie sometime, it is totally and completely astounding and incredible!

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