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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tom Arnold ... Bill Williams

Eric Gores ... Aaron Roman

Linda Hamilton ... Susan Mandeville

Joe Mantegna ... Davis Roman

Henry Winkler ... Johnny Bernstein

Richard Edson ... Guy Prince

Shannon Elizabeth ... Shelby Roman

Brenda Strong ... Bonnie Roman

Arielle Kebbel ... Arielle

Yvette Nicole Brown ... Bunny

Gabrielle Sanalitro ... Val

Laura Michel Kahwaji ... Laura

Shaquille O'Neal ... Himself (as Shaq)

Bill Goldberg ... Himself

Pat O'Brien ... Himself

Alejandro Patiño ... Apartment Manager (as Alejandro Patino)
Felicia Lee ... Bad Girl

Eric Dickerson ... Coach
Branden R. Morgan ... Fake Reporter (as Branden Morgan)

Lisa Wilhoit ... Fake Reporter No. 2

Melissa Price ... Melissa

Brianne Davis ... Marla

Melissa Steach ... Receptionist
Michael Gores ... Paparazzi Kid
Ricky Lee Lawson ... Paparazzi Kid

Mark Chadwick ... Blind Guy

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Herself

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Arnold

Penelope Spheeris ... Herself
Pablo Eskabar ... Chloe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rakefet Abergel ... Auditioning Actress
Brandon Cox ... Lester losers friend

Alicia Fusting ... Bikini girl

Dominique Grund ... Chloe

Kim Kindrick ... Christy

Charles Napier ... Eyepatch-wearing Two Spies boss

Jennifer Webb ... Bikini Girl

Directed by
Penelope Spheeris 
Writing credits
Tom Arnold (written by)

Produced by
Tom Arnold .... producer
Buddy Enright .... co-producer
Marie Fyhrie .... executive producer
Jordan Katz .... executive producer
Penelope Spheeris .... producer
Brad Wyman .... producer
Cinematography by
Robert Seaman 
Film Editing by
Jan Northrop 
John Wesley Whitton 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
Production Design by
Linda Spheeris 
Art Direction by
Nanci Roberts 
Set Decoration by
Maureen Osborne 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
Makeup Department
Toni G .... makeup supervisor
Lindsay Gores .... assistant makeup artist
Brent Keene .... key hair stylist
Tijen Osman .... assistant hair stylist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair stylist
Raissa Patton .... hair department head
Sherri Simmons .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Buddy Enright .... unit production manager
Lisa Yesko .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Day .... first assistant director
Susie Flower .... second assistant director
Anthony J. Nahar .... second second assistant director
W. Scott Wolf .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brendon Cowsill .... set dresser
Josh Hadley .... set dresser
Lita Minger .... on-set dresser
Tim Scheu .... leadman
Erik Thomson .... set dresser
Lee Thomson .... gang boss
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... assistant property master
Richard K. Wright .... property master
Sound Department
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley artist
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley mixer
Chris Julian .... sound post-production
Mark Linden .... re-recording mixer
Tara A. Paul .... re-recording mixer (as Tara Paul)
Mark Piskorski .... sound editor
David Scharf .... dialogue editor
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
Harry E. Snodgrass .... supervising sound editor
Roger V. Stevenson .... boom operator
Special Effects by
John Cluff .... special effects crew
Richard Zarro .... special effects director
John Ashker .... stunt coordinator
Ken Clark .... stunt double
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt double
Dalton Rondell .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunt camera vehicles
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott H. Birnkrant .... assistant camera
Kevin Celi .... digital imaging technician
Claire Folger .... still photographer
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip
Eric Kieweg .... best boy electric
Shawn Lacy .... grip
Glade Quinn .... grip
Shawn Shemanski .... electrician
Jim Strong .... gaffer
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Bryce Worcester .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gina Garcia .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amelia Buhrman .... set costumer
Erica Fyhrie .... costumer
Adrienne Greshock .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Lyvonne Hill .... Uncredited 1st of 4 Post Supervisors
Royce Smith .... color timer
Keoni Tyler .... Uncredited 2nd of 4 Post Supervisors
John Wesley Whitton .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Leslie A. Morrow .... key assistant location manager
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor
Mark Walbaum .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver: set dressing
Other crew
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
Chris Cashman .... stand-in: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Paul W. Hazen .... film acquisitions representative
Nicole Kreuzer .... utility stand-in
Richard Lawson .... acting coach
Julie E. Meschko .... assistant to director
Larissa Michel .... production secretary
Cindy Murphy .... clearance (as Cindy Peters)
Neal Naito .... production assistant
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel
Aaron Pinkston .... production assistant
William Ramirez Jr. .... key craft service
Patrick Richmond .... key set production assistant
Tara A. Senior .... production counsel
Franses Simonovich .... assistant production coordinator (as Frances Simonovich)
Gary Sommerstein .... legal services
Timothy P. Tundel .... first assistant accountant
Patricia van Baalbergen .... production coordinator (as Patricia Johnson)
Daniel Jonathan Weisinger .... assistant: Brad Wyman (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some language, crude humor and drug references
USA:93 min
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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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good, Heartfelt, Fun, 24 October 2006
Author: vislandgirl from United States

I was REALLY starting to dislike Tom Arnold as an"ACTOR" and a person in general. But this movie made me think that ..just maybe he is not such a bad guy after all. It's fun, cute and sincere, and he took the inside jokes about himself without ever compromising the main character. The whole concept of the film was similar to the lets make a wish foundation where a dying kid gets to make his dream come true. but although this guy was not dying, you went on anyway and kept your own character from dying, because, obviously as "THE KID" shows you. Life; no matter how bad ; isn't really that bad after all. Kudos Tom, you showed you're a REAL person.

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