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Kidco (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 13 April 1984 (USA)
Kids who live on a horse ranch decide to sell the excess manure as fertilizer, but their new company soon comes under fire from the state tax board.


Ron Maxwell (as Ronald F. Maxwell)


Bennett Tramer

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Van Hoe Marty Van Hoe ... Skip Russo
Scott Schwartz ... Dickie Cessna
Mahlon Richmond Mahlon Richmond ... Harvey Peterjohn
Cinnamon Idles Cinnamon Idles ... Nene Cessna
Henry Kendrick ... Mr. Ruggles (as Hank Kendrick)
Vincent Schiavelli ... Phil Porzinski
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Mel Sloman
Elizabeth Gorcey Elizabeth Gorcey ... June Cessna
Tristine Skyler ... Bette Cessna
Margaret Blye ... Joan Cessna (as Maggie Blye)
Charles Hallahan ... Richard Cessna
Lois Bradley Lois Bradley ... Lady Golfer
Pearl Ward Pearl Ward ... Golfer
Clifton James ... Orville Peterjohn
Allan Rich ... Jim Clark


Kids who live on a horse ranch decide to sell the excess manure as fertilizer, but their new company soon comes under fire from the state tax board. Written by <adavidw@infocreations.com>

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13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidco - lasten bisnes See more »

Filming Locations:

Downtown, Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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The end scene where the kids are standing in the car with all thier supporters around them was real. The extras in this scene was not done with any special effects, the crowd was gotten by a casting call in the local paper where it was filmed just one day before this scene was shot. See more »

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Odd drama about kids running a business recalls the 80s.
28 February 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

KIDCO, which sounds more like a toy manufacturer, expressed some signs of power for its time about getting rich, a major 80s lifestyle theme. The story about selling manure and making big bucks is very unusual, but thought-provoking and imaginative for youths to dream of someday attaining fame and fortune. Unfortunately, that dream becomes a valuable lesson in life when there are trials and drawbacks in operating any kind of business, including lemonade stands, or else eventually getting caught for violating any means of strict regulations. That's the important vital aspect of the film. Targeted at mostly young children, it's too sophisticated and the acting comes up flat, but there is a place in its heart for the fantasy of it all. Talk about an awful lot of kids! A good little film, though ordinary.

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