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Rent-a-Kid (1995)

Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers.


Fred Gerber


Paul Bernbaum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Harry Haber
Christopher Lloyd ... Lawrence 'Larry' Kayvey
Matt McCoy ... Russ Syracuse
Sherry Miller ... Valerie Syracuse
Amos Crawley ... Brandon Ward
Cody Jones Cody Jones ... Kyle Ward
Tabitha Lupien ... Molly Ward
Tony Rosato ... Cliff Haber
Lisa LaCroix Lisa LaCroix ... Teresa Woolcot
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Dan Woolcot
Tannis Burnett Tannis Burnett ... Mrs. Lachman
Edward Heeley ... Mr. Lachman (as Ed Heeley)
Judah Katz ... Dr. Leff
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ... Tracy, Haber's Office Secretary (as Ellen Ray-Hennessy)
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Mr. Nicely


Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent baby's from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward sibling, 2 boys and a girl, to his first customers. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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It is revealed that the three children's surname is Ward. This could be a hint of irony as the children are "wards of the state" until they are adopted. See more »


[upon finding Molly hiding a dog tied to a rope behind her back during a disciplinary meeting]
Cliff Haber: Where did you get this one?
Molly Ward: I found it by the dumster and it had no collar.
Kyle Ward: She did not find it by the dumpster. She stole it out of a mercedes.
Brandon Ward: After she killed the driver.
Molly Ward: Did not, you liar!
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Followed by Family Plan (1997) See more »


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You will be absolutely sold !
16 December 2005 | by joannabenzSee all my reviews

This movie is an extremely funny and heartwarming story about an orphanage that is in financial trouble. When the director goes on vacation, his dad agrees to step in temporarily to run things.

This is positively the best work that Leslie Nielson has ever done. His idea in the film to rent out children is immediately innovative, and his sales techniques will definitely make you laugh.

The little girl in this movie is so sweet and charming that I know I will never forget her. Just make sure that you don't miss the first five minutes of the movie!

Such great family entertainment is so rare these days. If you go for slightly corny pictures with happy endings,go for this one! I could watch this over and over, and I often do! My only complaint about this movie is that it is so difficult to find a copy.

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Release Date:

4 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aluga-se Um Garoto See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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