7.4/10
6,378
68 user 89 critic

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

Trailer
1:39 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Writers:

(book), (screen adaptation)
4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
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)
Karen Greenberger ...
Herself (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  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,087, 28 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,434,436, 6 October 2002
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title comes from a line attributed to studio head Darryl F. Zanuck. Several of the actors involved in the film The Sun Also Rises (1957) (as well as author Ernest Hemingway himself) had insisted Evans be removed from the cast. Zanuck refused: "The kid stays in the picture! And anyone who doesn't like it can quit!" 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: There are three sides to every story: Your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Anonymous Content See more »

Connections

Features Paper Moon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tosca - Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore (aria)
Written by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini)
Performed by Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Conducted by Lorin Maazel
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
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 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.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 68 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page