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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 5 September 2003 (USA)
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A thirty-something former child star hires a foster family to re-create the childhood he never had.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dickie Roberts
... Grace Finney
... George Finney
... Sam Finney
... Sally Finney
... Referee
... Commentator
... Michael Buffer
... Dickie's Corner Man
... Cyndi
... Himself
... Emmanuel's Entourage (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
... Emmanuel's Entourage
Brian Clark ... Guy in Car
... Leif Garrett
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Storyline

Once, he was on top of the world as a popular child actor on TV. Now, he's Hollywood's punchline about everything wrong with people who were famous as children. All Dickie Roberts wants to do is find that one gig that will restore his honor and everyone's love of him, so after learning that Rob Reiner's making an ambitious new movie destined to sweep the Oscars, Dickie's first in line to audition. He walks out having learned he certainly looks the part but can't act it... yet, owing to his very unusual childhood. To research the role, Dickie embarks on a bizarre scheme to live with a suburban family to see how the average American child lives, having them put him up as their "son". But once his gloves are off, Dickie discovers how great it is to be part of a true family, and whether he gets the part or not, his attempt at method acting will certainly change his life forever. Written by ApprehensiveSpaghetti

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50 million people used to watch him on TV. Now he washes their cars.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Paramount

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Release Date:

5 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,660,540, 7 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,734,486, 23 November 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

EASTER EGG: There are 3 easter eggs on the region one DVD - all are outtakes. "Left" button once on first selection of second page on the Special Features menu; "Left" once on the Commentary selection in the Languages menu; and select "Nucking Futs" by hitting "Down" once while cursor on selection above the line in quotation marks. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Reiner is driving out of the parking lot before he gets attacked, the passenger-side window is down. Moments later, it is up. See more »

Quotes

Dickie Roberts: Good night, prudes. Go have your G rated dreams. Prude filled dreams. Dream the dream of prudes. Prude...
Sam Finney: Go to sleep Dickie!
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Crazy Credits

About 30 former child stars sing "Child Stars On Your Television" a la "We Are The World". See more »

Connections

References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Former Child Star
by Leif Garrett, Ryan Wrath and Darrell Arnold
Performed by Leif Garrett
Produced by Charles Goodan, Leif Garrett, Darrell Arnold and Sonja Myers
Courtesy of Leif Garrett, David Soul & Friends
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This is Nuckin' Futs!

I loved this movie. David Spade is a comic genius. I thought Dickie's catch phrase "This is Nuckin' Futs!" was hilarious. I recommend this movie to David Spade fans and for yall who just want a good laugh. I totally recommend this movie.


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