MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,960 this week

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  16 August 2002 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 5,744 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 65 user | 88 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Writers:

(book), (adaptation)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 16 Mar 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 26 Aug 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 07 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Kid Stays in the Picture.

User Polls

7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen
Stars: Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain, Kim Cobain
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: George Benson, Gerald Early, Aretha Franklin
Kid Notorious (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An animated parody of Hollywood from the mind and mouth of Robert Evans.

Stars: Robert Evans, Alan Selka, Niecy Nash
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield
Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.

Director: AJ Schnack
Stars: Kurt Cobain, Michael Azerrad, Courtney Love
30 for 30 (2009–2015)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
The Sweet Science (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Sweet Science follows Roy Jones Jr as he trains to fight John Ruiz for the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World.

Director: Brett Morgen
Stars: Roy Jones Jr., John Ruiz, Mackie Shilstone
Ollie's Army (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Brett Morgen
Stars: Oliver North
On Tour (TV Series 1997)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Ross Viner, Steve Earle, Nil Lara
Biography | Drama | Music

A biopic of the late Nirvana frontman.

Drama

The residents of a small town grapple with the ruthless killing of a young girl and a teacher.

Director: Brett Morgen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Brett Morgen
Stars: Thomas Mikal Ford, Ted Ligety, Scott Macartney
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Charlie Bluhdorn ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Castle)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
Charles Evans ...
Himself (archive footage)
Josh Evans ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Joshua Evans)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This documentary captures the life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans' film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer, who offered him a film role. After a glamorous--but short-lived--career as a movie star, Evans tried out producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, he was responsible for such revolutionary films as The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Odd Couple, Harold and Maude and Chinatown. By the early '80s, the Golden Boy of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and rumored involvement with the Cotton Club murder, he disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Success. Scandal. Sex. Tragedy. Infamy. And that's just the first reel... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some brief violent and sexual images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kölyök képben marad  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$89,087 (USA) (26 July 2002)

Gross:

$1,434,436 (USA) (4 October 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title comes from Darryl F. Zanuck's response to executives wanting to fire Evans from the lead role of The Sun Also Rises (1957). See more »

Goofs

The closing credits say that Evans has been at Paramount for over 35 years, "more than any other producer on the lot." However, A.C. Lyles has been with Paramount for 75 years (as of 2003), though he is no longer actively producing. See more »

Quotes

Robert Evans: Any man who thinks he can read the mind of a woman is a man who knows nothing.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Anonymous Content See more »

Connections

Edited from Person to Person (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild World
(1971)
Performed by Cat Stevens
Written by Cat Stevens (as Yusef Islam)
Published by Sony Tunes Inc.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Robert Evans Celebrates Robert Evans, to the Benefit of Robert Evans
28 December 2011 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Somewhere in this grating, self-congratulatory exercise in ego-mania is a fascinating documentary about one of the most talented and successful players in the history of Hollywood. By sealing it all up in a stiffing first-person bubble, though, Robert Evans and the film makers turn what could have been a great journey into the equivalent of being stuck on an airplane with someone who can't shut up about himself. All biographies have a point of view. I've never seen one, though, that insists on giving the viewer ONLY one perspective to the point that the main character is the only one allowed to speak, quoting other people in irritating (and in some cases racist) caricatures while continuously employing false modesty, name dropping, and hackneyed "homespun" quips meant to sound like hard-earned wisdom. They should have printed 15 copies of this film and passed them around to friends and family of "The Kid" in the title. Considering the flood of quality documentaries that have been released in the last decade, the general Viewing public deserves something better.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Book and Love Story and Ryan O'Neil and a sick Ali Incitatusthehorse
oscars/kid stays should of been nominated / if anything win skydrew_01
My Take... if you care? Mooderator
Recent Evans Productions howlermonkey
"The Kid Stays in the Picture" is FINALLY on DVD! DrLovelick
where can i rent or buy this documentaey ??????? nancyinatlanta
Discuss The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?