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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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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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Entertaining fantasy
11 October 2001 | by biker451See all my reviews

This is one that I wish I could have seen as a child. As an adult I know just too much of the realities of business to believe everything in the story. But, it was simple enough to toss aside my adulthood and step into my childhood for a while and see the fantasy of this story.

The Cessna children are always hatching schemes to make money, mostly ones that are on left side of legal, but this time they come up with an apparently legal means to fill the bank account. Their father manages a horse ranch and they start mixing the manure with hay to make fertilizer and sell it to, first a golf course, and later other businesses. They do quite well until their competition sics the regulatory agencies and the tax man on them.

The acting isn't always the best, but that only would make it more real for children. I liked this movie, and I suspect that children would also. After all, I don't think its target audience was anyone over the teen years, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was enjoyable to this adult.

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