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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

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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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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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EASTER EGG: There are 3 easter eggs on the region one DVD - all are outtakes. "Left" button once on first selection of second page on the Special Features menu; "Left" once on the Commentary selection in the Languages menu; and select "Nucking Futs" by hitting "Down" once while cursor on selection above the line in quotation marks. See more »

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Sam and Sally mention several toys from the 1980s that they would have been too young to remember. See more »

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Sally Finney: Dickie, there has to be water on it!
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Crazy Credits

About 30 former child stars sing "Child Stars On Your Television" a la "We Are The World". See more »

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References When Harry Met Sally... (1989) See more »

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Greatest Day
by Jaret Reddick
Performed by Bowling for Soup
Courtesy of Jive Records
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what a waste....
13 March 2004 | by (kuala lumpur, malaysia) – See all my reviews

DRFCS.. i came home rushing with this DRFCS dvd... slip it to my dvd player.. the opening scene it was kinda fun... for a fan of mockumentary or any sort of humour related movies.. i was totally pleased... but up till the part where DR starts to live with his adopted family... then the 2 towers start to crumble down... this section of the movie which i truly believe that causes the movie to flunk.. even mr spade was kinda bad.. the dialogue.. they r not funny.. even the music score also it's too disney-ish... the only part that i did enjoy was when DR doesn't interract with the family.. nice cameos by leif garrett.. brendan fraser.. emmanuel lewis.. not forgetting rob reiner...if only the story was centered on these people then the movie could've been saved..(sigh)....then again the part that really gets a thumb up frm me would be.. as i said earlier... the starting of the movie... sad to say "A Mighty Wind" by christopher guest is still one of the best movie for now... by far.... nuff said.


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