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Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 13 July 1979 (USA)
George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

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Leonard Stern

Writers:

Oliver Hailey (screenplay), Leonard Stern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... Bill
Brooke Shields ... Kate
Lorraine Gary ... Shirl
Ray Bolger ... Tom
Leon Ames ... Manduke the Magnificent
Carl Ballantine ... Reinhoff the Remarkable
Keye Luke ... Doctor Device
John Schuck ... Stan
Nicolas Coster ... Harris
Andrea Howard Andrea Howard ... Sue
William Russ ... Demesta
Christopher Knight ... Roy
Julie Cobb ... Dr. Nancy Faulkner
Burl Ives ... Max
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Woodrow
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Storyline

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The story of two juvenile delinquents.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two of a Kind See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like his character Bill, George Burns is also an ex-vaudevillian who performed with his wife (Gracie Allen) who is now deceased. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bill first goes to visit the Max to tell him about Kate, you can see the boom mic come into the shot for a few seconds See more »

Quotes

Bill: Running away from home?
Kate: I'm an orphan.
Bill: What happened to your folks?
Kate: They died. Went down with a boat. Sank. Forget the name of it. Big boat.
Bill: Titanic?
Kate: Yeah, that's it!
Bill: Then your parents died 63 years before you were born!
Kate: Which is why I hardly knew them.
Bill: Yeah, well that... that... that makes sense.
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Katie
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain
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22 January 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

On the run from an abusive drug dealer, foster kid Brooke Shields hides out with ex-vaudeville entertainer George Burns. There are little side-plots here and there (the drug dealer tracking Brooke down, George's daughter trying to get her hands on his money, best friend Burl Ives stuck in an institution), but the bulk of the movie centers on the relationship between the sassy teen and the octogenarian. The script is structured pretty much like a play, with the banter going back and forth between the two principles, yet some wonderful bits surface, as when Burns attempts to distract his nosy neighbors from the teenage girl he has in the house, or a terrific sequence where George's poker buddies--Ray Bolger and Keye Luke among them--show up for their usual game and Brooke is displeased ("Too many people come to this house!" she scowls). George is sweet and tender here; say what you will about his shuffle-along acting style, I felt he was really in character and genuinely cared for Shields, who is stiff and self-conscious at first but warms up midway. Some of the dialogue is surprisingly crass (Burns playing tailor and Brooke calling him a 'fag'), but for cynical 1979 it is sunnier and friendlier than most. One of the few mainstream, big-studio movies of this era never to be released in any format to the home-viewing market. *** from ****


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