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The Kid (2000)

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An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Russ Duritz
... Rusty Duritz
... Amy
... Janet
... Deirdre Lafever
... Kenny
... Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
... Dr. Alexander
... Giselle
... Bob Riley
... Kenny's Grandmother
... Clarissa
... Governor
... Newsstand Cashier (as Vernee Watson Johnson)
... Newsstand Tourist


Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father (Daniel von Bargen), and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder (Spencer Breslin), who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take - to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet(Lily Tomlin), and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for boxing action and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site



Release Date:

7 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Kid  »


Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,687,726, 9 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daniel von Bargen, who plays Russ Duritz's (Bruce Willis) father Sam, is only five years older than Willis. See more »


The name of the diner is the Skyway Diner. But the credit for Melissa McCarthy says Sky King Waitress. See more »


Russ Duritz: Aww, somebody call the waahmbulance!
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Crazy Credits

Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »


Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


Composed and Performed by Robert Cornford
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Starts Off Cute, Then Gets Ugly
1 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Like a lot of movies involving little kids, this starts off "real cute" and likable...and then, after about a half hour or so, becomes the reverse.

That's certainly the case here in this time-travel story (which I usually love) where an adult meets a kid who his really him at the age of eight! Great premise and a great lead actor in Bruce Willis, but.....

The kid "Rusty" is a smart-aleck and whiny brat and Willis Rusty grown up now as "Russell" gets abrasive with his constant yelling. That is entertainment? No, thanks.

Young Breslin has gone on to become a very good child actor, being involved in a number of films including "The Cat In The Hat" opposite a more famous child actor: Dakota Fanning.

Overall, a disappointing film, especially with all the good press this movie got when it was released.

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