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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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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

The film was made and released about six years after its source novel of the same name by Donald E. Westlake had been first published in 1974. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the limousine's front bumper is knocked off, in subsequent scenes, however, the bumper reappears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [to Bernice] You look like a potato with hair.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, the operator that interrupts John and Kelp's phone call to Jimmy's parents has a flat, monotone voice. In the TV version, she has a happy, jovial voice and dubbed over the original operator's voice. 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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This is for breesman45
20 September 2018 | by SlipperyWhennWetSee all my reviews

I watched this movie earlier today. It was fun, yet unspectacular. Gary Coleman, I thought, was great in his role as Jimmy. I don't have any negatives to say about it.

Prior to watching it, I watched The Hot Rock (1972) and Bank Shot (1974), both of which were far better in quality. That's to be expected tho, when you have Redford and Scott starring in the earlier films.

This was my first review. I'm doing so mainly in response to breesman, who was inquiring about a song in the movie. The version that I watched, DID show in the credits who sang it. So ..

I'm Havin' Fun was performed by Jackie English. Unfortunately, I couldn't find audio or video of the song, otherwise I would have shared that as well.


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