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First Kid (1996)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 30 August 1996 (USA)
2:05 | Trailer
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.


David Mickey Evans (as David M. Evans)


Tim Kelleher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinbad ... Sam Simms
Brock Pierce ... Luke Davenport
Blake Boyd ... Dash
Timothy Busfield ... Woods
Art LaFleur ... Morton
Robert Guillaume ... Wilkes
Lisa Eichhorn ... Linda Davenport
James Naughton ... President Davenport
Fawn Reed ... Susan Lawrence
Erin Williby Erin Williby ... Katie Warren
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Rob
Michael Krawic ... James
Bill Cobbs ... Speet
Jemar Jefferson Jemar Jefferson ... Andre (as Jemar Jewann Jefferson)
Daniel Baron Daniel Baron ... Yo-Yo


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


When First Kid (1996) was rated for video release by the BBFC, 1 minute and 31 seconds were cut, due to the hostage attack in the shopping mall. At the time the BBFC felt that this, and the sudden onslaught of violence, were too intense for a 'PG' certificate. In 2002, all cuts were waived for a 'PG' rating. See more »


When the First Kid punches Rob in the nose, it starts to bleed. However, there is no trace of blood on Simms' suit even though Rob put his face on it while Simms was keeping him away from the First Kid. See more »


Woods: I'll have a Harvey Wallbanger. Make it a Harvey Oswald.
Sam Simms: What's the difference?
Woods: Oswald has three shots.
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Alternate Versions

1m 31s were cut when the film was originally rated due to the hostage attack in the shopping mall. The BBFC felt that this and the sudden onslaught of violence were too heavy for 'PG'. In 2002, all cuts were waived for a 'PG' rating. See more »


References MacGyver (1985) See more »


How How
Written by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Mercury Record GmbH
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Very cool and very funny!!!!!
15 September 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

Why does this movie get such low reviews; it's terrific!!!!! I love Sinbad and he is very funny in all of his movies such as this, "Jingle All The Way," "Houseguest," etc.; he's DA BOMB!!!!! LOL Anyway, it's about a kid who lived in the White House. No, he can't be qualified to run our country just yet, but still... Anyhow, he likes to get spy gear, talk with his buddy Mongoose_12, and use his pet snake to trick people into thinking he's doing homework and stuff...LOL Some parts range from serious (seeing one of the "Home Improvement" kids as a bully; watching the "baked bean" fly out of that bad guy's gun) to LOL (Laugh Out Loud) fun (the spit ball the size of ice cream!!!!!; the pizza/Coke mascot, etc.)!!!!!

Anyways, I've seen this in the theater in 1996, and have seen this a lot on the old Disney Channel after that. "First Kid" is a cool movie!!!!!


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Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,434,651, 2 September 1996

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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