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First Kid (1996)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 30 August 1996 (USA)
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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.

Director:

David Mickey Evans (as David M. Evans)

Writer:

Tim Kelleher
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Cast

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
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Will Smith was the original choice for Simms. See more »

Goofs

During the Dunkin Donuts scene, Simms and Dash both flash badges, however these were not the 5 pointed star Secret Service badges. These appear to be normal Police badges. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: Sir, here's that explosive coffee. Two sugars.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gen-X Cops (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Girl U Want
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale (as Jerry Cazale)
Performed by Devo
From the United Artist film Tank Girl (1995)
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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9 November 2005 | by Andreas_NSee all my reviews

Okay, okay. The movie doesn't aim at high quality. It's not meant to be. It is meant to be funny and entertaining. It is shallow and sometimes oversubscribed. However, I thought that a) Brock Pierce did a wonderful job, b) I could deduce some messages of life, c) the plot was nice and d) the interaction between Sinbad and Brock was rather substantial and well staged. Brock Pierce showed how lonesome and frustrating the life as the "First Kid" can be, how isolated he is and how much he suffers from this isolation. Sinbad - I mean, he is a clumsy guy, but he did fine in here. I never thought that he was constrained or fake. The movie as a whole lacks a realistic storyline, but that didn't matter to me. I was rather attracted by the scene in which Brock told him amid tears how outcast he felt, and I thought it was witty how Sinbad showed him what to do about it. Definitely not a masterpiece but surely above the average.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,434,651, 2 September 1996

Gross USA:

$26,491,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,491,793
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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