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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  5 September 2003 (USA)
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A thirty-something former child star hires a foster family to re-create the childhood he never had.

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TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him replay his childhood and assume the identity of an average, everyday kid. Several folk who are also involved in Dickie's special world include: Sidney, Dickie's longtime friend and agent; Cyndi, his on-again, off-again girlfriend; Peggy, Dickie's real mother; George, Dickie's adopted father figure; and Grace, his adopted mother figure. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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50 million people used to watch him on TV. Now he washes their cars.

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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5 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$321,157 (Australia) (20 February 2004)

Gross:

$321,157 (Australia) (20 February 2004)
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Trivia

The crew built an actual treehouse in the back yard of the house used for the exterior scenes of the Finney's home. The real homeowners liked it so much, they requested that the producers to leave it up after filming. See more »

Goofs

When Dickie is taking pictures in his pants, he moves the camera around but the flash does not move. See more »

Quotes

Sally Finney: [both looking outside at treehouse] I wonder what he's doing up there.
Sam Finney: Who cares, just as long as Stranger Danger's out of our house.
Sally Finney: But still.
Sam Finney: Yeah. It actually looks pretty cool. Is that a disco ball?
Dickie Roberts: [inside treehouse] Woo!
Sally Finney: Seem, maybe we should peek our heads in.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, David Spade can be heard in voice-over, talking directly to the audience. Among other things, he encourages moviegoers to abandon their trash in their seats, and accuses someone in the audience of farting (then admits it was he). See more »

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Break My Stride
by Matthew Wilder and Gregory Prestopino
Performed and Produced by Matthew Wilder for Hallelujah Productions, Inc.
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I swear it was great, and I have no connection to this production.
5 September 2003 | by (Fountain Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

It was a hot day and I decided to hit a movie. "Dickie Roberts" just happened to start at the right time for me. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Great script, perfectly cast (especially the kids) and it was really kinda heartwarming.

If you're a pop culture nut, you'll get a big kick outta seeing all the former child stars in the poker scene and then again at the end (stay for the credits).

Spade completely pulls it off. Lovitz is his usual outstanding (but then again I'm a big Lovitz fan).

Go see it. C'mon, go ahead.


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