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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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Matthew Perry:  After striking up a friendship with Bruce Willis on the set of The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Perry accepted the role of the shaggy haired and heavily bearded Mr Vivian. He spent 3 hours in makeup for the part which lasts less than 40 seconds on screen. He also accepted minimum wage for the role and went uncredited. See more »

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Russ startles Rusty; Rusty throws his popcorn bowl and the popcorn scatters. When Russ spins the chair, the popcorn is not there, but when we see Rusty again, he and the chair are again covered with popcorn. See more »

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[Seeing that Russ and Rusty are the same person]
Amy: I wish I was standing on a carpet.
[faints]
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Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »

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References Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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ABC O&O Theme
Written by Frank Gari and Danny Pelfrey
Courtesy of Gari Communications
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This film is not for kids, but rather for the kid in us.
1 August 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

It is so nice to see Bruce Willis come down off his action throne and let us see that he really is a talented actor. He shines in this film as the near-40-year-old image consultant who has totally lost touch with his inner child--until he meets him face to face. This is one of those rare films that doesn't talk down to its audience and truly offers something for the WHOLE family. It is about caring for each other, keeping some of the child inside you, and realizing that you don't grow up exactly the way you thought you would. Willis seems to be building an impressive track record for working with kids (just witness "The Sixth Sense" with Haley Joel Osment), and he has great chemistry with Spencer Breslin here. There is some nice photography and music, and the ending is wonderful and uplifting. A great film to see with EVERY member of your family.


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