A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
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
The man on walking past the Finney residence to whom George says, "Hi, Andy," is David Spade's brother, who was visiting the set that day. See more »
Dickie is not wearing his gloves while he is making fun of Sam's bullies. It is not until several minutes later in the movie that Gracy Finney convinces him to get rid of his gloves permanently. See more »
[After singing the wrong words for a song on the radio]
Changing the words, not the vibe.
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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 »
David Spades' worse movie by far. I am a fan of his, he is funny and versatile. This movie sucks so bad though that it is painful to watch. It is uninspired, stupid, boring and a total waste of time. Spade reads his lines in this movie like he's half asleep, as if he knows how bad the movie is and can't wait to get it over with. There are literally not five funny lines in the whole thing. The premise of using washed up has been child actors could of worked well, had it been done right. It was not done right.
One tip off that this movie would suck was that John Lovitz was in it. Is it just me or is that guy just not funny? Well he's not funny in this movie either. In fact the whole cast is not funny. A poor attempt, uninspired, waste of good film.
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