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The Kid & I (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 December 2005 (USA)
Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.


Penelope Spheeris


Tom Arnold




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Bill Williams
Eric Gores ... Aaron Roman
Linda Hamilton ... Susan Mandeville
Joe Mantegna ... Davis Roman
Henry Winkler ... Johnny Bernstein
Richard Edson ... Guy Prince
Shannon Elizabeth ... Shelby Roman
Brenda Strong ... Bonnie Roman
Arielle Kebbel ... Arielle
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Bunny
Gabrielle Sanalitro ... Val
Laura Michel Kahwaji ... Laura
Shaquille O'Neal ... Self (as Shaq)
Bill Goldberg ... Self
Pat O'Brien ... Self


Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman, a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comeback turns into a series of outlandish complications. As the duo embark on a journey of outrageous misadventures, the unlikely pair discover that it takes more courage to face real life challenges than it does fighting bad guys on the big screen. Although Aaron may be inexperienced in acting, his tenacious spirit, unwavering optimism and unconditional friendship turns out to be an important, enduring gift to Bill. Written by Press Release (Wendy Morris PR)

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

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie since being elected governor of California. See more »

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"Based on a sorta true story" See more »


Features True Lies (1994) See more »


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Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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One goof
21 January 2007 | by marceloperroniSee all my reviews

I loved this film!! But I still thought it could have a better direction and acting. Great actors, but it seemed like they were making a student film. Using Arnold and Jamie to attract viewers was a low blow, and they didn't have any significant part in the movie. I can't think of a reason why the governor of California would do that. But besides all that, it's great if you can connect to the message it leaves us. The one goof I saw and that is not on the movie page, is when Bonnie (Brenda Strong) is talking to Bill (Tom Arnold) at the movie theatre. When she gets close to him, she's wearing a pair of black shoes. And when she leaves with the family, you can clearly see she's barefooted. Anyway, watch it, and enjoy! It's worth the time and the money.

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2 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital


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