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The Kid (2000)

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An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself.

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writer:

Audrey Wells
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Russ Duritz
Spencer Breslin ... Rusty Duritz
Emily Mortimer ... Amy
Lily Tomlin ... Janet
Jean Smart ... Deirdre Lafever
Chi McBride ... Kenny
Daniel von Bargen ... Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Dana Ivey ... Dr. Alexander
Susan Dalian ... Giselle
Stanley Anderson ... Bob Riley
Juanita Moore ... Kenny's Grandmother
Esther Scott ... Clarissa
Deborah May ... Governor
Vernee Watson ... Newsstand Cashier (as Vernee Watson Johnson)
Jan Hoag ... Newsstand Tourist
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Storyline

Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father (Daniel von Bargen), and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder (Spencer Breslin), who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take - to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet(Lily Tomlin), and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for boxing action and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Kid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,687,726, 9 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,691,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,317,580
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the ending of the credits it says that this motion picture was created by 'Chester Film, Inc.'. 'Chester' is the name of the dog in the film. A joke from the producers. See more »

Goofs

When Russ picks up the plane lying outside, the very bright spotlights where his car is parked made it appear like daytime to some viewers. See more »

Quotes

Russ Duritz: What's done is done.
Rusty Duritz: Yeah.
Russ Duritz: But, hey, today's your birthday. Happy birthday, kid.
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Crazy Credits

Stuart Scott.......Rich Eisen See more »

Connections

Spoofs Die Hard 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

ABC O&O Theme
Written by Frank Gari and Danny Pelfrey
Courtesy of Gari Communications
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A surprisingly good movie; better than "Armageddon"
26 July 2000 | by coverme6See all my reviews

At first glance, I thought "The Kid" was a cheesy, pathetic

children's movie because of its PG rating. But, when I viewed, I

had to eat my words. "The Kid" is one enjoyable movie! Bruce

Willis stars in probably his first Disney movie as Russ Duritz,

a workaholic executive who is given a visit by his past, in the

form of a chubby 8-year old, played with giddy intensity by

Spencer Breslin. Soon enough, Russ is picking up the pieces of

his dead-end life with the help of his time-traveling little

counterpart.

With good-natured performances, especially by Willis, who seems

fresh and awake, not grim and foulmouthed, like his previous

material. Breslin is also a hoot as the young Rusty. For one

thing I'll tell you, "The Kid" outruns "Armageddon" by a million

points, at least that's why lies in my o


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