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The Kid & I (2005)

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Original title: Kid & I, The

Release Date
• USA: Dec 2, 2005

Budget USD 5,000,000

Official Website:
The Kid & I Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some language, crude humor and drug references.

Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
The Kid & I Productions LLC

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Genre: Comedy

Tagline: Get a little action.

Plot: An offbeat piece of real-life wish-fulfillment, THE KID & I stars Tom Arnold as Bill Williams, a down-and-out actor who, just like Arnold himself, had his greatest screen success opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in TRUE LIES. Just as Williams is about to kill himself, he gets the offer to write and star in an action film in which he will be teamed with hardcore TRUE LIES fan Aaron Roman (Eric Gores, Arnold’s real-life neighbor), the cerebral palsy-stricken son of multimillionaire Davis Roman (Joe Mantegna). In a slightly cracked mirror version of the film’s behind-the-scenes true story, Williams reluctantly agrees to the offer, only to find himself transformed by his young costar’s indomitable spirit.

As with reality TV, THE KID & I could almost be marketed as a documentary. Star Gore’s wealthy father did commission neighbor Arnold to pen THE KID & I for his TRUE LIES-loving son, director Penelope Spheeris (WAYNE’S WORLD) appears as herself, and we even get to see some home movie footage of Gore as a child. But the result, which could have been cloying or exploitative, is an unusual family-friendly satire of Hollywood that doesn’t shy away from a little darkness when necessary. Gore--who really does suffer from cerebral palsy--is a winning presence, game for anything and with

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 Directed by
Penelope Spheeris
Wayne's World, Black Sheep, The Beverly Hillbillies
 Written by
Tom Arnold
True Lies, Nine Months, Exit Wounds
Tom Arnold
True Lies, Nine Months, Exit Wounds
Linda Hamilton
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Dante's Peak
Joe Mantegna
The Godfather: Part III, Three Amigos, Searching for Bobby Fischer
Henry Winkler
Click, The Waterboy, Down to You
Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Shaquille O'Neal
Scary Movie 4, After the Sunset, Kazaam
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