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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

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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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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.

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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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Columbia Pictures See more »
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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 »

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Bill went to Tower Records and bought Saturday Night Fever on vinyl for Kate. Well, the song that plays on the turntable is on neither of the two records on the original soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: Sorry we bothered you, sir.
Bill: That's alright, officer. You did what you had to do even though I told you you didn't have to do it. G'bye girls.
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Katie
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain
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A good film.
14 March 2017 | by BlueghostSee all my reviews

This movie comes from a time when movies were still movies. No quick cuts, only one popular music track, but a good old fashioned story of a grandfatherly former Vaudevillian befriending a troubled teen.

You've got to love George Burns. You just have to. There's no reason not to. To me his quips, even though I understood the humor when this movie hit the theatre, is more endearing and funnier now with more punch than when I first saw the film.

That, and the humor is clean without being childish. It's smart without having to be high-minded. The script is witty and Burns' performance is on the money for a man of his caliber or character.

And there's Brooke, who, unlike her later roles, actually does a pretty decent job of portraying the wayward teen. Brooke knows this girl's character and is given fairly decent direction as to how to portray her.

If I had one complaint it's that dialogue, at times, seems a little too mature for Booke's character, but that's more of a fault of the old guard Hollywood screenwriters who channel themselves through the characters they pen.

Veteran stars come in to play support roles making for a very likable hour and a half light comedy. The plot driving the story forward is a little hard, but socially responsible films function to show the pitfalls of possible criminal behavior, and how innocents (and not so innocent) get caught up in nefarious doings. As such we have a light tone for what could have been a hard look at teenage delinquency.

George Burns and Brooke Shields actually have a pretty good chemistry here, almost that one wishes they had done a few more films together.

Either way, the film is now out on DVD thanks to SONY and Columbia Pictures archives. Grab a copy and watch it on a lazy weekend afternoon.

Enjoy.


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