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The Kid Brother (1987)

Kenny (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 18 November 1988 (USA)
The disruptions caused in the life of 13 year old Kenny born with underdeveloped legs, removed to replace other missing bones at 6 months old when a French film company comes to do a film about his life and family.


Claude Gagnon


Claude Gagnon

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Easterday Kenny Easterday ... Kenny
Caitlin Clarke ... Sharon
Liane Curtis ... Sharon Kay
Zach Grenier ... Jesse
Jesse Easterday Jr. Jesse Easterday Jr. ... Eddy
Tom Reddy Tom Reddy ... Billy
Alain Saint-Alix Alain Saint-Alix ... French TV Director
Daniel Lambert Daniel Lambert ... French Technician
Lamya Derval Lamya Derval ... Script Girl
Eduardo Rossoff Eduardo Rossoff ... French Cameraman
John Carpenter ... Grandfather
Gerry Klug Gerry Klug ... Grandmother
Bingo O'Malley ... Mr. Nitan
Bill Dalzell Bill Dalzell ... Dr. Harper
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell ... Woman I


Kenny, 13, lives with his family in a working- class district of Pittsburgh. He suffers from agenesis from birth, and his pelvis and legs had to be amputated. Nevertheless, he leads a normal life and moves nimbly on his hands. His life and that of his family are upset when a television crew comes to film him and his close relations. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Bruder See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Kenny: Handicapped? What do you mean handicapped? I can do anything that anybody wants me to do! If I was handicapped it's because of these damned legs!
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A triumph over adversity.
31 December 1998 | by randyrtSee all my reviews

If you want to see a real hero, see Kenny, the story of a boy with no legs, survive in the real world. While the story is not totally true, Kenny's spirit is great. His parents are young and especially the father, cannot accept the fact that their son is the way he is. A great little film.

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