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
Wham-O, Inc. sued Paramount Pictures for featuring Wham-O's Slip 'N Slide toy without the company's permission. See more »
When Dickie is taking pictures in his pants, he moves the camera around but the flash does not move. See more »
You know who else I don't get? Vin Diesel. I mean, is he good looking? Is he Chinese, or what? I mean, I don't know...
That's so horrible, man. Geez, you're such a dick. Besides, he would kick your ass.
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At the very end of the credits, David Spade can be heard in voice-over, talking directly to the audience. Among other things, he encourages moviegoers to abandon their trash in their seats, and accuses someone in the audience of farting (then admits it was he). See more »
I have never been a fan of any movies that Adam Sandler's production company had their hands in, and if I knew that before I probably wouldn't have rented this movie, but this movie is truly funny!
Dickie Roberts was a child star of the 70's. Like most child stars, his star faded. Now, to get back into the spotlight, he needs to relive the childhood he never knew to prepare for a money audition. With the help of a family he rents, he prepares for the journey back to the stardom he craves.
Some slow parts, but most parts are hilarious! I loved watching Webster beating the hell out of Dickie in Celebrity Boxing! And the song during the finale had me in stiches!
If you were like me and watched all the old sitcoms after school in the 80's, you will love this movie! Try to see how many child stars you can recognize in their cameos!
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