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The Undercover Kid (1996)

PG | | Family | June 1997 (Hungary)
Max is a special kid, in that he can talk to animals. No one believes him, but after he and his furry friends uncover a plot to kill the president, everyone will need his help to keep their commander in chief at his post.


Linda Shayne


Dennis Carr (screenplay), Dennis Carr (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Pierce ... Max Anderson
Melora Hardin ... Clyde
Nicolas Surovy ... Ronald Andersson
Susan Dolan Stevens ... Miranda Andersson (as Susan Dolan)
Erick Avari ... Brach
Trishalee Hardy ... Buzzy
Robert Knepper ... Bo the Dog (voice)
Victoria Jackson ... Nellie the Cat (voice)
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Terrorist #1
Carl Ciarfalio ... Terrorist #2
Jeff Olson ... Dr. Hauptman (as Jeffrey Olsen)
Curley Green Curley Green ... Michael Kasner (as Curly Green Jr)
Michael Scott Michael Scott ... Local Politician
Don Cosney Don Cosney ... President of the United States
Scott Stevenson Scott Stevenson ... Secret Service Agent #2


Max is a special kid, in that he can talk to animals. No one believes him, but after he and his furry friends uncover a plot to kill the president, everyone will need his help to keep their commander in chief at his post.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence






Release Date:

June 1997 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Saved the President See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CINAR See more »
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The dog was played by Barkley. See more »


Voice of 'Nellie': I know what: call the President.
Max Anderson: I can't just call the President, they'd lock me up for sure.
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Alternate Versions

The 2003 DVD released by Feature Films For Families under the title 'How I Saved the President' had a movie length of 1:13:41 (73m 41s) after the 25 second FFFF logo clip they tacked onto the beginning of the feature is subtracted from the length. Thus FFFF cut at least 6m 19s from the movie. See more »

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Don't keep this film undercover, show it proudly to your family, everyone will love it!
21 May 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Max is the son of two lawyers who used to work for the State Department. Now, the family has moved to a midwest town and the parents are in private practice. Nevertheless, a very pretty secret agent lady has been assigned to take Max to school, instead of letting the young tweenager ride on the school bus. Max is a very bright child but he has an even more surprising talent....he can talk to animals! He has a beagle named Beau and an orange cat named Nellie and the three of them engage in conversations all of the time. However, when his parents observe Max talking to his pets, they are dismayed, for they, naturally, do not believe that their son can converse with these animals. One day, on a trip to the park with Beau, Max and his beloved beagle meet some strange men and their German Shepherd dog. The large canine tells Beau and Max that the men are bad dudes, about to kill the President of the U.S. when he stops to campaign in the town next week. Will anyone, anyone, believe Max when he tries to warn the city's officials of this threat? This is a very nice family film, especially for those who love animals. The dog and cat in this movie are adorable and extremely talented, delighting the audience at every turn. The principal actors are mostly unknowns (with the exception of Erick Avari, a thespian of countless movies and shows) but they play their parts very well. The production looks great, with nice costumes, scenery, and photography, while the script is full of action and humor. In short, this film should not be undercover as far as your loved ones are concerned. Everyone, from the smallest to the grayest, will enjoy this wonderful, very family-friendly film, so bring it to them soon, very soon!

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