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The Kid (2000)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Susan Dalian ...
Newsstand Cashier (as Vernee Watson Johnson)


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Kid  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,687,726 (USA) (7 July 2000)


$69,688,384 (USA) (24 November 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Towards the ending of the credits it says that this motion picture was created by 'Chester Film Inc.'. 'Chester' is the name of the dog in the film. A joke from the producers. See more »


When Russ picks up the plane lying outside, the very bright spotlights where his car is parked made it appear like daytime to some viewers. See more »


Rusty Duritz: So, I'm forty, I'm not married, I don't fly jets, and I don't have a dog? I grow up to be a loser.
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Crazy Credits

Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »


Featured in Conversations with Jon Turteltaub (2000) See more »


ABC O&O Theme
Written by Frank Gari and Danny Pelfrey
Courtesy of Gari Communications
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Bruce Willis in a good feel good movie.
7 December 2001 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

The Kid is a really good family movie about a stuffy image consultant, Russ Duritz, who has lots of money, a good job, nice house, etc. The only problem is he doesn't have much of a social life as nobody seems to like him as he isn't always very nice. One day though things are about to change when an eight year old version of himself magically appears. This gives Russ a second chance to make things right. Bruce Willis plays the lead role here and he gives a really good performance. The Kid is a nice, heart-warming movie for everyone.

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