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Sidekicks (1992)

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A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director:

Aaron Norris

Writers:

Lou Illar (story), Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Jerry Gabrewski
Jonathan Brandis ... Barry Gabrewski
Mako ... Mr. Lee
Julia Nickson ... Noreen Chan (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Joe Piscopo ... Kelly Stone
Danica McKellar ... Lauren
John Buchanan John Buchanan ... Randy Cellini
Richard Moll ... Horn
Gerrit Graham ... Mapes
Dennis Burkley ... Hank
Chuck Norris ... Chuck Norris
Dennis Letts ... Man with Dog
Christy Martin Christy Martin ... Female Student
David Born ... Businessman
Lawrence Joe Lawrence Joe ... Old Chinese Man
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Storyline

Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate, in hopes of one day meeting the great Chuck Norris. Written by Anonymous

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A dreamer and a champion. An unbeatable team...Until his hero stepped out of his fantasies to fight at his side.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bajnok és a kölyök See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,180,393
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gallery Films,Vision PDG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mako plays Barry's mentor. In an earlier Chuck Norris film An Eye For An Eye (1981) Mako plays Chuck Norris' mentor. See more »

Goofs

Boom Mic is visible. The scene in which Barry's dad has the conference with Ms. Chan, in her office, the boom mic is clearly visible at the top left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[a still somewhat asthmatic Barry is determined to join in the push-ups in gym class]
Horn: Gabrewski, if you die I'm going to shoot myself and come on after you!
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Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
from the Per Gynt Suite
by Edvard Grieg
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This is a pretty good movie, but very, very unsophisticated for
25 June 1999 | by Chris(Runner)See all my reviews

This movie is a good one for Jonathan Brandis. His acting is good, and so is the way he plays his part. This movie really brings out the way Chuck Norris deals with kids in his movies. He spends the movie as an imaginary friend to Brandis, who is finding junior high life hard. "Norris" teaches him discipline and how to deal with bullies.

This is definitely not the usual Chuck Norris movie, as you can see from the cover. In his other movies, he usually plays some kind of heavy duty hitman with lots of weapons and sometimes armor. This time he has none of that. He is just a low-key character, and even when he finally fights Joe Piscopo in the end, he acts like he is just trying to show Brandis how its done.


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