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The Kid & I (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 December 2005 (USA)
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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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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$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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Features True Lies (1994) See more »

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"The man of many talents"
14 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Now now now now ,before i begin bare in mind this man MR TOM ARNOLD is one of those people who makes a 1000 films but will be remembered for..

1.being married to Rosanne barr and 2.The great action flick TRUE LIES.

Now type in this film "The kid and i" in to search engines and well the review make the film suck but pay no attention and sit your bum on a seat a watch.

Now i walked in to this film already thinking oh its a film about disabilities we are going to be made to cry and donate money but i was surprised to see this film deals with it with pride ,wit and tasteful humour. Plus look out for the guest stars such as shaq ,arnie and loads others but the stars are without question are ERIC GORES AND MR TOM ARNOLD... The KID and I is one of those films that loses itself in DVD bins but should have been on the big screen ,i give this the big thumbs up...


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