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First Kid (1996)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 30 August 1996 (USA)
A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Simms
... Luke Davenport
... Dash
... Woods
... Morton
... Wilkes
... Linda Davenport
... President Davenport
... Susan Lawrence
Erin Williby ... Katie Warren
... Rob
... James
... Speet
Jemar Jefferson ... Andre (as Jemar Jewann Jefferson)
Daniel Baron ... Yo-Yo
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Storyline

Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport. Ill tempered Agent Woods is the secret service agent in charge of Luke. Woods is fired after mistreating Luke in front of the press. Woods is then replaced by former boxer Sam Simms, who won a boxing title in 1977. Sam is eager to take the job - even though no one else wants it. Everyone thinks that Luke is just a brat when the only thing Luke wants is to just fit in and be like every other kid at his school, the Georgetown Academy. Sam almost gets fired when Luke gets decked at school by school bully Rob MacArthur. This is when Sam decides to use his boxing expertise to teach Luke how to fight. Luke has his eyes on class-mate Katie Warren, but so does Rob. Katie agrees to go with Luke to an upcoming school dance, so Sam teaches Luke how to dance. Rob is also at the dance, but this time when Rob tries to deck Luke, Luke turns the tables and decks Rob. Sam ... Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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He's young. He's wild. He's fun. And he's the one protecting the President's son.

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Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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30 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Baskan çocugu  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,434,651, 1 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,459,681, 26 January 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Clinton's cameo appearance is the only time a sitting U.S. president has portrayed himself in a feature film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene at Tyson's Corner mall, Simms' tie changes from a brightly, multi-colored tie to a brown tie when confronted by his supervisor at the Dunkin' Donuts stand (which Simms refers to as an "ugly, brown tie") and then back to the multi-colored tie when he is being promoted to guard the First Kid in Morton's office. See more »

Quotes

Sam Simms: I ain't skated since I was a kid, and *back then* I had a pizza face. Now I got a great big pizza face!
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Soundtracks

I Can Love You Like That
Written by Steve Diamond, Maribeth Derry, and Jennifer Kimball
Performed by The Diamond Mine with Joey Rishey
Courtesy of Muench Music Group
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4 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

'First Kid' is one of the many kid friendly live action films that Disney churn out featuring a popular personality of the time. In this case it's Sinbad. If it were made today it would probably be The Rock.

It's not a good film, I'm sorry to say, with a weak plot and weaker performances.

The only funny thing I found was the sight of Timothy Busfield of 'West Wing' fame walking around a White House not governed by Martin Sheen's Jed Bartlett.

Apart from that this is an unfunny mess of a film.


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