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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baskan çocugu See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dance scene was shot at Harry F Byrd Middle School in Richmond for the senators' logo on the gym walls and floor. 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

Morton: I'm gonna be watching you, Simms, and the minute you screw up you're gonna be working mail fraud in east Cleveland. You understand me? OR AM I YELLING AT TOO HIGH A FREQUENCY?
Sam Simms: No, Sir, I got my ear piece in.
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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

References The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Anyone Can Be A Hero
Written by Greg Gerard and Michael Jay
Performed by Lalah Hathaway
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Weak
4 April 2017 | by studioATSee 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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