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Kidco (1984)

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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Release Date:

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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Good comedy! Great fun for whole family!
16 February 2007 | by cday57See all my reviews

When this first came out on premium movie channels - our whole family watched it every time it was on. Then we taped it on a VHS tape. Took a couple of trips to Callifornia from Illinois (driving the whole way) had a VHS player and small color TV that would run off car battery and selected movies for kids to watch in transit to keep them occupied and also for us 2 grownups to watch and relax when we'd stop and have our meals/breaks. That was one of the movies taken on those trips and we eventually wore it out because we watched it so much! I wish that Kidco would come out on DVD so I can get a copy for myself and for each of my kids (4) so they can sit and enjoy it with their families like we did.

While the acting may not be up to some peoples standards, the message that the movie gets across is great for kids, parents (even parents-to-be!) - the whole family unit. IF you can find it - enjoy and be prepared to laugh!

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