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Jimmy the Kid (1982)

PG | | Comedy | 12 November 1982 (USA)
Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Sam Bobrick (screenplay), Donald E. Westlake (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Coleman ... Jimmy
Paul Le Mat ... John Dortmunder
Ruth Gordon ... Bernice
Dee Wallace ... May
Cleavon Little ... Herb
Fay Hauser ... Nina
Pat Morita ... Maurice
Avery Schreiber ... Dr. Stevens
Walter Olkewicz ... Kelp
Don Adams ... Harry Walker
Bob Hoy ... 1st Trooper
Steven Chambers Steven Chambers ... 2nd Trooper (as Steve Chambers)
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ... Pearl (as Sarina Grant)
Lew Horn Lew Horn ... Kimball
Frank Miller Frank Miller ... Cop
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Storyline

Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

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Taglines:

Would you believe . . . the comedy crime caper of the year?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pandilla de Arnold See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zephyr Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donald E. Westlake's source 1974 novel "Jimmy the Kid" is the third book in Westlake's Dortmunder series. The first was "The Hot Rock" (1970) and the second "Bank Shot" (1972), both of which had been filmed previously. The Dortmunder character appears in eleven short stories and fourteen novels published between the years of 1970 and 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Kelp and Dortmunder steal the tan sedan, Kelp tells Dortmunder that he never stole a Dodge before and hopes it gets good mileage, the car they have stolen is, in fact, a Chevy Malibu. See more »

Quotes

Harry Walker: Those aren't glasses, they're contact lenses.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, when that are at McDonald's, Ruth Gordon's character tells the counter person to give her "Bourbon, straight up with fries". In the TV version, she tells her to give her a "Granddad with water". See more »

Connections

Follows The Hot Rock (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Havin' Fun
Written by Jeff Levy and Kendall Schmidt
Performed by Jackie English
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Cool ending music to Jimmy the Kid
2 September 2018 | by breesman45See all my reviews

I love this movie, but my not giving it perfect stars is that it doesn't show who sings "I'm Having Fun" in the ending credits. I have been trying to find this out for many years since I first saw the movie.


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