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.
A dreamer and a champion. An unbeatable team...Until his hero stepped out of his fantasies to fight at his side.
Did You Know?
The film shares it's title with the short-lived television series "Sidekicks". In that series Gil Gerard starred as a tough policeman whom becomes the adopted father of a 10 year old Karate fighter played by Ernie Reyes Jr. See more
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
Come on, Barry. That's it. Use your legs.
The original UK video version has an entire scene removed, at the end of the film the nunchuck display that Barry Gabrewski does as part of the competition is missing due to censorship rules in the UK at that time. Additional cuts were made to other nunchaku and throwing stars footage, bringing the cuts total to 4 mins 38 secs. See more
Features Missing in Action
Little Brown Jug
Music by Joseph Winner
Heard in the saloon daydream. See more