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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star ()


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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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Dickie Roberts
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Grace Finney
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George Finney
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Sam Finney
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Sally Finney
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Referee
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Commentator
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Michael Buffer
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Dickie's Corner Man
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Cyndi
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Self
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Emmanuel's Entourage (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
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Emmanuel's Entourage
Brian Clark ...
Guy in Car
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Leif Garrett
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Girl
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Girl
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Mr. Rollins
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Sidney Wernick
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Angry Driver
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Alcoholic Speaker
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Tom Arnold
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Counselor (as Kathleen Lambert)
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Lamaze Group Leader
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Self
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Danny Bonaduce
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Corey Feldman
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Dustin Diamond
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Reiner's Secretary
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Rob Reiner
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Publisher
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Publisher
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Biker
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Sad Eye Sadie
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Strange Man
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Peggy Roberts
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Dick Van Patten
Nicholas Schwerin ...
Young Dickie
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Ring Girl
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Mrs. Gertrude
John Kirk ...
Passing Man with Camera
Alexander D. Slanger ...
Map Seller (as Alexander Slanger)
Oliver Kindred ...
Bully
Brandon de Paul ...
Bully (as Brandon Michael DePaul)
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Bully
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Boy in Crowd
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Mr. Gertrude
Colin Ryan ...
Gertrude Kid
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Boy (as Christopher Johnson)
Sergei Virovlianski ...
Boy
Jake Chapman ...
Boy
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Barbie
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Teacher at Microphone (as Valeri Perri-Lipson)
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Heather Bolan
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Maitre D'
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Valet (as Kevin Farley)
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Valet
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News Correspondent
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Jann Carl
Lindsey Dann ...
Reporter
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Lisa Joyner
Erin Murphy ...
Brittany
Meghan Faye Gallagher ...
Janice
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Willie Aames
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Fred Berry
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Self
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Gary Coleman
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Jeff Conaway
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Tony Dow
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Corey Haim
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Florence Henderson
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Christopher Knight (as Chris Knight)
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Barry Livingston
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Mike Lookinland
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Maureen McCormick
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Eddie Mekka
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Jeremy Miller
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Erin Moran
Haywood Nelson ...
Haywood Nelson
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Jay North
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Ron Palillo
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Butch Patrick (as Butch Patrick-Lilly)
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Jonathan Loughran
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Peter Dante
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Paul Petersen
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Adam Rich
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Rodney Allen Rippy
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Marion Ross
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Ernest Thomas
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Charlene Tilton
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Marilyn Monroe Look Alike (uncredited)
John Eric Brown ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Man in Car (uncredited)
Phil Crowley ...
Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Brendan Fraser (uncredited)
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Additional character voice (uncredited)
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TV Bride (uncredited)
Shannon Murphy ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Jesse James Rutherford ...
5th Grade Boy (uncredited)
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Afton Smith (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Additional Voices (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Weisman

Written by

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Fred Wolf ... (written by) &
David Spade ... (written by)

Produced by

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Blair Breard ... co-producer
Jack Giarraputo ... producer
Tom McNulty ... associate producer
Adam Sandler ... producer
Fred Wolf ... executive producer

Music by

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Christophe Beck
Waddy Wachtel

Cinematography by

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Thomas E. Ackerman ... (as Thomas Ackerman)

Film Editing by

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Roger Bondelli

Editorial Department

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Donald Freeman ... colorist
Robert W. Hedland ... additional editor
Martin C. Heselov ... first assistant editor
Mark Perzely ... assistant editor
Brett Robinson ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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John Papsidera

Production Design by

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Dina Lipton

Art Direction by

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Marc Dabe

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K.C. Fox
David M. Haber

Costume Design by

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Lisa Jensen

Makeup Department

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Gary Archer ... dental prosthetics
Corina C. Duran-Rabichuk ... key makeup artist (as Corrina Duran)
Joel Harlow ... special makeup effects artist
Felicia Linsky ... makeup artist
Jacklin Masteran ... hair stylist
Ann Pala ... makeup department head
Thomas Real ... department head hair stylist

Production Management

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David Witz ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Pontrelli ... second second assistant director
Brian Relyea ... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Sharon E. Alshams ... lead set designer
Matt Callahan ... buyer
Pam Cartmel ... art department coordinator
James Clark ... set dresser: additional photography
Peter Croyle ... propmaker gangboss
Shannon Curfman ... lead person (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Matthew D. Egan ... propmaker gangboss
Gerald Gates Jr. ... paint foreman
Jill Haber ... painter
Robert 'Cass' McEntee ... carpenter
Christopher S. Nushawg ... set designer
Lars Petersen ... construction coordinator
Jonathan Robertson ... propmaker gangboss
Mark Rodriguez ... set dresser
Michael Sarley ... storyboard artist
John L. Sullivan ... propmaker gangboss
Chris Ubick ... property master
Steven C. Voll ... general foreman
Heather L. Watson ... leadman: additional photography
Helen Wilson ... draper
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker gangboss

Sound Department

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Matthew Harrison ... supervising foley editor
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
David Kelson ... sound mixer
Adam Kopald ... sound effects editor
Alex Names ... sound utility
Douglas Parker ... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Victoria Rose Sampson ... dialogue editor
Robert L. Sephton ... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
Dean A. Zupancic ... re-recording mixer
Stephen W. Potter ... stage engineer (uncredited)
Douglas Shamburger ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John S. Baker ... special effects director (as John Baker)
Andrew Cappelletti ... fabricator
Josh Neugass ... special effects technician
Joshua Pinney ... special effects supervisor
Bob Riggs ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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David Fogg ... visual effects
Paul Graff ... digital compositor
Kyle J. Healey ... associate visual effects supervisor: in house
Pierre La Querre ... digital compositor
Jim Livolsi ... digital effects producer
Mark Plunkett ... motion graphics
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects
Tiffany Smith ... visual effects associate producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Dixon ... stunt double
Danny Downey ... stunt double: David Spade
David Hugghins ... stunts
Nancy Thurston ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alfred Ainsworth Jr. ... video assist operator (as Alfred Ainsworth)
Eric Anderson ... camera operator
Ben Campbell ... electrician
Henry Cantor ... lighting technician
Steve Charnow ... electrician
Julian Chojnacki ... camera operator
Brian S. Cooper ... assistant chief lighting technician
Jose Danner ... rigging grip
Michael Everett ... gaffer
Mark Fellman ... still photographer
Linda Gacsko ... assistant camera
Peter Gulla ... director of photography: second unit
James Heywood ... best boy rigging grip
Steven Hiller ... assistant camera
Andrew B. Horton ... lighting technician
Ryan Huston ... electrician
Matt Kennedy ... camera loader
Charles 'Woody' Lang ... rigging grip
Patriq Luo ... electrician
Lloyd Moriarity ... key grip
Reggie Newkirk ... first assistant camera
Richard Turner ... additional camera operator

Casting Department

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Terri Douglas ... adr voice casting
Mariann H.W. Lee ... extras casting
Lee A. Miles ... extras casting
Wendy O'Brien ... casting associate
Kathleen Tomasik ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lynne Palmer ... additional costumer
Romeo Pompa ... costumer
Michelle Sandvig ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kristi Frankenheimer ... location manager
Jennifer Brandon King ... key assistant location manager
Alex Kivlen ... key assistant location manager
Victoria Leskin ... key assistant location manager
Rick Poyner ... key assistant location manager
Billy Smith ... location manager

Music Department

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Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Michael Dilbeck ... music supervisor
George Doering ... musician
Marc Ellis ... composer: additional music
Tanya Noel Hill ... music editor
Brian Kilgore ... musician: percussion
Kevin Kliesch ... orchestrator
Mitchell Leib ... soundtrack producer
Lee Scott ... music editor
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer
Denise Carver ... music clearances (uncredited)
Stephen Coleman ... conductor: Christophe Beck's score (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Suzan Lowitz ... script supervisor
Tom McNulty ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Denny Caira ... transportation coordinator
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Mike Crotty ... production assistant
J.D. Donaruma ... assistant: Mr. Sandler (as James 'J.D.' Donaruma)
Marie Elder ... production accountant
Peter Feldman ... accounting clerk
Anne Fletcher ... choreographer
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Karen Garlich ... second assistant accountant
Efton Geary ... assistant: Ms. Breard
Josh Geller ... set production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind ... photo double-jon lovitz
Steven James Golebiowski ... production assistant
Sean Gowrie ... production secretary
Jonathan Guerra ... set production assistant
Jean Hodges ... food stylist
Linda Hoppe ... assistant: Ms. McCormack
Lindsay Kemp ... assistant: Mr. Spade
Brenda Kirk ... production assistant
Helaine Lembeck ... adr loop group
Jonathan Loughran ... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Talia Lugacy ... assistant: Mr. Weisman
Sean Madaras ... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Larry Madrid ... animal trainer
Lynne Martin ... set production assistant
Catherine Middleton ... second assistant accountant
Zack Milan ... stand-in
Ryan Moorman ... production assistant
Bobby Ravanshenas ... assistant to cast
Tammy Sandler ... unit publicist
Lauren Schaffel ... adr artist
Mandy Schwartz ... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Zack Smith ... office production assistant (as Zack Lynn Smith) / office production assistant
Jeff Valeri ... assistant production coordinator
Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli ... production coordinator (as Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Patricia DiSalvo Viayra ... production assistant: costume department
Jeanine Wilson ... first assistant accountant
William Woff ... adr loop group
LouAnn Wu ... additional set production assistant
Lee Zamastil ... motion graphics
David Milhous ... studio team (uncredited)
Brian Witten ... production executive (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 50 million people used to watch him on TV. Now he washes their cars. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star (United States)
  • Dickie Roberts: Ex-enfant star (France)
  • Dickie Roberts: Kinderstar (Germany)
  • Dickie Roberts: Ex niño prodigio (Spain)
  • Дики Робъртс: Бившата звезда (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,660,540, 07 Sep 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sally's "Brick wall, waterfall" routine was something Jenna Boyd was doing on the set between takes. The filmmakers liked it and worked it into the script - twice. See more »
Goofs Grace Finney gets mad at Dickie for saying "crap" at the dinner table, yet minutes later she is fine with Sally saying that the tree house is "old and crappy". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010). See more »
Soundtracks True Hollywood Story See more »
Crazy Credits About 30 former child stars sing "Child Stars On Your Television" a la "We Are The World". See more »
Quotes [Acting as a 6-year-old, finding a new bike on Christmas morning]
Dickie Roberts: Holy shit, a bike!
Rob Reiner: You're six.
Dickie Roberts: Holy crap, a bike!
Rob Reiner: You're six.
Dickie Roberts: Goo-goo, ga-ga, bikey!
Rob Reiner: Too far back.
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