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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:
Chuck Norris ... Chuck Norris
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
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chuck Norris' son Eric Norris plays one of the bikers in the restaurant scene listed as Biker #5 in the credits. See more »

Goofs

The Inhaler that Barry uses is not a use-on-demand type inhaler, it is in fact a one-time daily use inhaler. See more »

Quotes

Barry: Nobody likes me. Why would he?
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Edited into Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Winner
Heard in the saloon daydream.
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This film is funny
5 March 2002 | by mm-39See all my reviews

Joe however you spell his last name is funny. I mean real funny. I love the part where he plays these fantasy bad guys. The best part is where he makes a fool out of himself when he fights Chuck in a tournament. The other part I get a laugh out of is the biker and the hot Chinese soup. Well the rest, of it is a bit sappy, but oh well.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sidekicks See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$250,003, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$17,180,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,180,393
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gallery Films, Vision PDG See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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