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The Kid (2000)

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself.

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Amy
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Kenny
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Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
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Dr. Alexander
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Giselle
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Bob Riley
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Kenny's Grandmother
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Clarissa
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Newsstand Cashier (as Vernee Watson Johnson)
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Newsstand Tourist
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Storyline

Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father (Daniel von Bargen), and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder (Spencer Breslin), 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(Lily Tomlin), 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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7 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Kid  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,687,726, 9 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,691,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,317,580
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Russ and Rusty come out of the restaurant, Rusty points to a sign that says "Eat here". Inside the diner, their waitress is Melissa McCarthy. This is Melissa McCarthy's first film. See more »

Goofs

Russ and Rusty are supposed to be the same person however Bruce Willis (Russ) is left handed while Spencer Breslin (Rusty) is right handed. This is especially noticeable when Russ and Rusty are playing cards on the balcony but can also be seen when the characters are doing other things such as eating. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Duritz: Am I in trouble?
[wiping his runny nose on his hand and going to wipe it on the car seat]
Russ Duritz: You're going to be in *trouble* if you wipe that snot on my calfskin seat, don't do it!
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Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »

Connections

Featured in A Kid Becomes the Kid (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Romanza
Composed and Performed by Robert Cornford
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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User Reviews

 
I liked it more than I expected to

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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