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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.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Tom Arnold

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Cast

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 ... Himself (as Shaq)
Bill Goldberg ... Himself
Pat O'Brien ... Himself
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Storyline

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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When It Comes To Heroes, Size Doesn't Matter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyerek, meg én See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

"Based on a sorta true story" See more »

Connections

Features True Lies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
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By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Forest Gump Meets Hollywood
13 November 2005 | by scorpiogirlinlaSee all my reviews

A dark comedy about a has-been actor and a kid with a disability would have been an impossible task had it not been for the brilliant screen writing by Tom Arnold and the amazing performances by both him and Eric Gomes. I walked into this movie thinking it would be another lame comedy about L.A. and was blindsided by an extraordinary experience. The movie is about love and friendship and compassion. I laughed and I cried. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the premiere of this film at the AFI film festival in L.A. and got a chance to meet the filmmakers. I was lucky enough to tell them something I would rarely tell an actor, producer, or director. What I said was, "Thank you for making such a beautiful movie."


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