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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  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£383,783 (UK) (10 November 2000)

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ESP 491,340,030 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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WILHELM SCREAM: While Russ is talking to Amy, someone screams on a movie on TV Rusty is watching. See more »

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When Russ is talking to his assistant about seeing a kid on his property, then goes to sleep he is wearing a blue t-shirt with UCLA on the top left and dark sweatpants, later when he gets up with the bat to check what made the noise outside, he's wearing a grey t-shirt and grey sweatpants. See more »

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Russ Duritz: Stop biting your nails.
Amy: *Nail.* I only bite one. What's it to you, anyway?
Russ Duritz: It matters because you work for me. When you bite your nails, you're advertising nervousness and insecurity.
Amy: Really? Advertising all that with one little nail?
[pushes up her nose at him]
Amy: What's this advertise?
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At the end of the movie there is an explanation for why the moon appears orange when it rises. This is a reference to a question posed to Russ Duritz by his 8-yr.-old alter ego, which Russ later asks his assistant to check on. See more »

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Features Larry King Live (1985) See more »

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John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
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Performed by Spencer Breslin
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I liked it more than I expected to
5 February 2001 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I saw this on a plane. You know, you are strapped to a chair and forced to watch whatever garbage they put up there.

And I have to say I actually had fun. Some scenes are sugary and over the top but the kid's performance is above average for children actors. Casting was perfect.

One thing though: the music is inappropriate, heavy-handed and sometimes ruins the scenes. It is like asking Richard Wagner to write for an intimate comedy. Very weird.

But I strongly recommended the movie to my mom. It is that kind of movie.


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