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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Fred Wolf (written by) &
David Spade (written by)
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Release Date:
5 September 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
50 million people used to watch him on TV. Now he washes their cars.
Plot:
A thirty-something former child star hires a foster family to re-create the childhood he never had. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Being a child star rocks, it's being an ex child star that stinks See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Spade ... Dickie Roberts

Mary McCormack ... Grace Finney

Craig Bierko ... George Finney

Scott Terra ... Sam Finney

Jenna Boyd ... Sally Finney

John Farley ... Referee
Bobby Slayton ... Commentator

Michael Buffer ... Michael Buffer

Fred Wolf ... Dickie's Corner Man

Alyssa Milano ... Cyndi

Emmanuel Lewis ... Himself

Joey Diaz ... Emmanuel's Entourage (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)

Kevin Grevioux ... Emmanuel's Entourage
Brian Clark ... Guy in Car

Leif Garrett ... Leif Garrett

Emily Harrison ... Girl

Nancy Pimental ... Girl (as Nancy M. Pimental)

Alan Blumenfeld ... Mr. Rollins

Jon Lovitz ... Sidney Wernick

Sasha Mitchell ... Angry Driver

Blair Breard ... Alcoholic Speaker

Tom Arnold ... Tom Arnold

Kathleen Randazzo ... Counselor (as Kathleen Lambert)
Peggy Mannix ... Lamaze Group Leader

Barry Williams ... Himself

Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Bonaduce

Corey Feldman ... Corey Feldman

Dustin Diamond ... Dustin Diamond

Rachel Dratch ... Reiner's Secretary

Rob Reiner ... Rob Reiner

Spencer Garrett ... Publisher

Hal Sparks ... Publisher

Rob Elk ... Biker

Retta ... Sad Eye Sadie

Ian Gomez ... Strange Man

Doris Roberts ... Peggy Roberts

Dick Van Patten ... Dick Van Patten
Nicholas Schwerin ... Young Dickie

Michelle Ruben ... Ring Girl

Edie McClurg ... Mrs. Gertrude
John Kirk ... Passing Man with Camera
Alexander D. Slanger ... Map Seller (as Alexander Slanger)
Oliver Kindred ... Bully
Brandon de Paul ... Bully (as Brandon Michael DePaul)

Evan Lee Dahl ... Bully

Wyatt Smith ... Boy in Crowd
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Mr. Gertrude
Colin Ryan ... Gertrude Kid

Chrystopher Ryan Johnson ... Boy (as Christopher Johnson)
Sergei Virovlianski ... Boy
Jake Chapman ... Boy

Ambyr Childers ... Barbie

Valerie Perri ... Teacher at Microphone (as Valeri Perri-Lipson)

Ashley Edner ... Heather Bolan

Michael McDonald ... Maitre D'

Kevin P. Farley ... Valet (as Kevin Farley)

Miko C. Brando ... Valet

Mindy Burbano ... News Correspondent

Jann Carl ... Jann Carl
Lindsey Dann ... Reporter

Lisa Joyner ... Lisa Joyner
Erin Murphy ... Brittany
Meghan Faye Gallagher ... Janice

Willie Aames ... Willie Aames
Fred Berry ... Fred Berry

Todd Bridges ... Himself

Gary Coleman ... Gary Coleman

Jeff Conaway ... Jeff Conaway

Tony Dow ... Tony Dow

Corey Haim ... Corey Haim

Florence Henderson ... Florence Henderson

Christopher Knight ... Christopher Knight (as Chris Knight)

Barry Livingston ... Barry Livingston

Mike Lookinland ... Mike Lookinland

Maureen McCormick ... Maureen McCormick

Eddie Mekka ... Eddie Mekka

Jeremy Miller ... Jeremy Miller

Erin Moran ... Erin Moran
Haywood Nelson ... Haywood Nelson

Jay North ... Jay North

Ron Palillo ... Ron Palillo

Butch Patrick ... Butch Patrick (as Butch Patrick-Lilly)

Jonathan Loughran ... Jonathan Loughran

Peter Dante ... Peter Dante

Paul Petersen ... Paul Petersen

Adam Rich ... Adam Rich

Rodney Allen Rippy ... Rodney Allen Rippy

Marion Ross ... Marion Ross
Ernest Thomas ... Ernest Thomas

Charlene Tilton ... Charlene Tilton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Melissa Sue Anderson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeff Chase ... Man in Car (uncredited)

Brendan Fraser ... Brendan Fraser (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Additional character voice (uncredited)

Tricia Munford ... TV Bride (uncredited)

Shannon Murphy ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jesse James Rutherford ... 5th Grade Boy (uncredited)

Afton Smith ... Afton Smith (uncredited)

David Soul ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Arnold Taylor ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Weisman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Fred Wolf (written by) &
David Spade (written by)

Produced by
Blair Breard .... co-producer
Jack Giarraputo .... producer
Tom McNulty .... associate producer
Adam Sandler .... producer
Fred Wolf .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Waddy Wachtel 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman  (as Thomas Ackerman)
 
Film Editing by
Roger Bondelli 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
Dina Lipton 
 
Art Direction by
Marc Dabe 
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
David M. Haber 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
 
Makeup Department
Corrina Duran .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
Felicia Linsky .... makeup artist
Jacklin Masteran .... hair stylist
Ann Pala .... makeup department head
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
 
Production Management
David Witz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pontrelli .... second second assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sharon E. Alshams .... lead set designer
Matt Callahan .... buyer
Pam Cartmel .... art department coordinator
James Clark .... set dresser: additional photography
Peter Croyle .... propmaker gangboss
Shannon Curfman .... lead person (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Matthew D. Egan .... propmaker gangboss
Gerald Gates Jr. .... paint foreman
Jill Haber .... painter
Robert 'Cass' McEntee .... carpenter
Christopher S. Nushawg .... set designer
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Mark Rodriguez .... set dresser
Michael Sarley .... storyboard artist
John L. Sullivan .... propmaker gangboss
Chris Ubick .... property master
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Heather L. Watson .... leadman: additional photography
Helen Wilson .... draper
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker gangboss
 
Sound Department
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
David Kelson .... sound mixer
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
Alex Names .... sound utility
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Victoria Rose Sampson .... dialogue editor
Robert L. Sephton .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects director (as John Baker)
Andrew Cappelletti .... fabricator
Josh Neugass .... special effects technician
Joshua Pinney .... special effects supervisor
Bob Riggs .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
David Fogg .... visual effects
Paul Graff .... digital compositor
Kyle J. Healey .... associate visual effects supervisor: in house
Pierre La Querre .... digital compositor
Jim Livolsi .... digital effects producer
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects associate producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Dixon .... stunt double
Danny Downey .... stunt double: David Spade
David Hugghins .... stunts
Nancy Thurston .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfred Ainsworth .... video assist operator
Eric Anderson .... camera operator
Ben Campbell .... electrician
Steve Charnow .... electrician
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator
Brian S. Cooper .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jose Danner .... rigging grip
Michael Everett .... gaffer
Mark Fellman .... still photographer
Linda Gacsko .... assistant camera
Peter Gulla .... director of photography: second unit
James Heywood .... best boy rigging grip
Steven Hiller .... assistant camera
Andrew B. Horton .... lighting technician
Ryan Huston .... electrician
Matt Kennedy .... camera loader
Charles 'Woody' Lang .... rigging grip
Patriq Luo .... electrician
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip
Reggie Newkirk .... first assistant camera
Richard Turner .... additional camera operator
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Lee A. Miles .... extras casting
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
Kathleen Tomasik .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romeo Pompa .... costumer
Michelle Sandvig .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist
Robert W. Hedland .... additional editor
Martin C. Heselov .... first assistant editor
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor
Brett Robinson .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Marc Ellis .... composer: additional music
Tanya Noel Hill .... music editor
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Lee Scott .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
 
Other crew
Mike Crotty .... production assistant
J.D. Donaruma .... assistant: Mr. Sandler (as James 'J.D.' Donaruma)
Marie Elder .... production accountant
Peter Feldman .... accounting clerk
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager
Karen Garlich .... second assistant accountant
Efton Geary .... assistant: Ms. Breard
Josh Geller .... set production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... photo double-jon lovitz
Steven James Golebiowski .... production assistant
Sean Gowrie .... production secretary
Jonathan Guerra .... set production assistant
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Linda Hoppe .... assistant: Ms. McCormack
Lindsay Kemp .... assistant: Mr. Spade
Jennifer Brandon King .... key assistant location manager
Brenda Kirk .... production assistant
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Helaine Lembeck .... adr loop group
Victoria Leskin .... key assistant location manager
Jonathan Loughran .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor
Talia Lugacy .... assistant: Mr. Weisman
Sean Madaras .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Larry Madrid .... animal trainer
Lynne Martin .... set production assistant
Tom McNulty .... script supervisor
Catherine Middleton .... second assistant accountant
Zack Milan .... stand-in
Ryan Moorman .... production assistant
Rick Poyner .... key assistant location manager
Bobby Ravanshenas .... assistant to cast
Tammy Sandler .... unit publicist
Lauren Schaffel .... adr artist
Mandy Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Billy Smith .... location manager
Zack Smith .... office production assistant (as Zack Lynn Smith)
Zack Smith .... office production assistant
Jeff Valeri .... assistant production coordinator
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... production coordinator
Patricia DiSalvo Viayra .... production assistant: costume department
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant
William Woff .... adr loop group
LouAnn Wu .... additional set production assistant
David Milhous .... studio team (uncredited)
Brian Witten .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references
Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: When Dickie is taking pictures in his pants, he moves the camera around but the flash does not move.See more »
Quotes:
Dickie Roberts:[after seeing bump on receptionist's head] Yikes!... I mean, not yikes. I mean what bump?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Flintstones" (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Wanna Be BadSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Being a child star rocks, it's being an ex child star that stinks, 25 August 2007
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I'm going to be up front, I don't like David Spade, I was never much of a fan of his work. But one of the girls I work with mentioned how she saw this movie and that I should see it since I know so much about pop culture, including most child star actors and their history. So I decided to give Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star a chance, what did I have to loose? I have to admit that I actually enjoyed this movie. It had definitely some of the most awesome cameo's that I have ever seen, like Corey Feldman, Dustin Diamond, Danny Bonnoduchi, Barry Williams, it was just awesome to see them playing poker together, that was the best scene. But the whole movie is pretty fun.

Dickie Roberts is a former child star who's life has gone down hill since the sit com that made him a star got cancelled. He wants a comeback, but when the director, Rob Reiner, tells him that he needs a "normal" person, someone who has had a childhood, but Dickie wants the role so badly that he stays with a family to discover what he missed in his childhood. But he ends up with a lot more than he expected when this family may be all he needs.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is just a fun comedy with average acting, but a cool story. It was pretty unique and I just loved the ending credit sequence of the whole former child star actors singing about their memories and what it's like for them in today's world. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a cute movie, some things are a bit unbelievable and the love story wasn't really needed, but it's a fun film and I would recommend it if you wanna just have a movie afternoon.

6/10

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