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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the third filmed adaptation of a Donald E. Westlake novel in the English language to feature the Kelp Gang. The first two were 1974's Bank Shot (1974) and 1972's The Hot Rock (1972). 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

Jimmy: When I go down the tubes, I go down the tubes.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, Ruth Gordon says "Let me tell you about that Walt Disney, he's got the kids by the balls". In all versions that play on television, the line was changed to "Let me tell you about that Walt Disney, he's got the kids by the ears". See more »

Connections

Follows Bank Shot (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Havin' Fun
Written by Jeff Levy and Kendall Schmidt
Performed by Jackie English
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Silly fun
18 April 2016 | by BUSTERKOONSSee all my reviews

Let's be honest. This movie is ridiculous. Everything about it is preposterous. But nonetheless it's a lot of fun.

The plot is fairly simply. A group of bumbling petty thieves decide to try for a bigger score - kidnapping! So they scope out Jimmy Lovejoy, the overly-mature son of a father and wife singing duo. Did I mention that his parents sing country music? What??? In spite of being kidnapped Jimmy grows close to his kidnappers. And they like him too. He eventually ends up helping them, while at the same time trying to steer them down a different career path.

Throw in Pat Morita as the blind chauffeur, Avery Schreiber as a crazy psychiatrist and Ruth Gordon's line about "wet panties" and you have a fairly memorable forgotten film.

Silly as it may be, I found it much more entertaining than it probably should have been. We can chalk that up to a pretty stellar cast. Why none of Gary Coleman's movies are on DVD I'll never know. If this ever comes out, I'll line up to buy it. Until then, I'll stick with the DVD-r I copied from my old pre-recorded VHS tape.

Watch it! You won't be disappointed!


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