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The Kid & I (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  2 December 2005 (USA)
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Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.

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Davis Roman
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Johnny Bernstein
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Guy Prince
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Bunny
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Val
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Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman, a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comeback turns into a series of outlandish complications. As the duo embark on a journey of outrageous misadventures, the unlikely pair discover that it takes more courage to face real life challenges than it does fighting bad guys on the big screen. Although Aaron may be inexperienced in acting, his tenacious spirit, unwavering optimism and unconditional friendship turns out to be an important, enduring gift to Bill. Written by Press Release (Wendy Morris PR)

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Rated PG-13 for some language, crude humor and drug references | See all certifications »
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2 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Tom Arnold wrote this film based on his real-life friendship with Eric Gores. Gores is Arnold's real-life next-door neighbor. Gores is a big fan of True Lies (1994) and Arnold became friendly with him. Gores' father helped to finance the film. See more »

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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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One goof
21 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I loved this film!! But I still thought it could have a better direction and acting. Great actors, but it seemed like they were making a student film. Using Arnold and Jamie to attract viewers was a low blow, and they didn't have any significant part in the movie. I can't think of a reason why the governor of California would do that. But besides all that, it's great if you can connect to the message it leaves us. The one goof I saw and that is not on the movie page, is when Bonnie (Brenda Strong) is talking to Bill (Tom Arnold) at the movie theatre. When she gets close to him, she's wearing a pair of black shoes. And when she leaves with the family, you can clearly see she's barefooted. Anyway, watch it, and enjoy! It's worth the time and the money.


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