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Sidekicks (1992)

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A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director:

Aaron Norris

Writers:

Lou Illar (story), Galen Thompson (screenplay) (as Donald G. Thompson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Chuck Norris
Beau Bridges ... Jerry Gabrewski
Jonathan Brandis ... Barry Gabrewski
Mako ... Mr. Lee
Julia Nickson ... Noreen Chan (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Joe Piscopo ... Kelly Stone
Danica McKellar ... Lauren
John Buchanan John Buchanan ... Randy Cellini
Richard Moll ... Horn
Gerrit Graham ... Mapes
Dennis Burkley ... Hank
Dennis Letts ... Man with Dog
Christy Martin Christy Martin ... Female Student
David Born ... Businessman
Lawrence Joe Lawrence Joe ... Old Chinese Man
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Storyline

Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate, in hopes of one day meeting the great Chuck Norris. Written by Anonymous

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A dreamer and a champion. An unbeatable team...Until his hero stepped out of his fantasies to fight at his side.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bajnok és a kölyök See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$250,003, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$17,180,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,180,393
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gallery Films, Vision PDG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chuck Norris did this film as a favor to his brother Aaron, who is the director of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Norris and Barry walk into the bar in the western fantasy you can see the two glasses of milk that they order on the bar before they order. They disappear in the next shot and then reappear as the bartender hands them the milk from under the bar. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lee: I have something for you.
[takes off Barry's shirt]
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Alternate Versions

The original UK video version has an entire scene removed, at the end of the film the nunchuck display that Barry Gabrewski does as part of the competition is missing due to censorship rules in the UK at that time. Additional cuts were made to other nunchaku and throwing stars footage, bringing the cuts total to 4 mins 38 secs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Big Baby (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
from the Per Gynt Suite
by Edvard Grieg
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Wonderful movie for children
29 August 2004 | by patience-herveySee all my reviews

I just got done watching this movie on Television with my 2 children a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 7, and feel it is a wonderful family movie. My children asked if we could buy it. I remembered watching this movie when it first came out. I was about 17 at the time, and I liked it then too. It is similar to Karate Kid, but I enjoy the twist of the kid daydreaming and overcoming is asthma. This movie sends a wonderful message to children: it shows them that having an illness doesn't mean they can't be "normal", it also teaches them how to gain control of their anger and channel it into something good, and like the Karate kid it shows that being a bully never pays off. Furthermore, it shows kids that it's "normal" to daydream and don't let others tease you and push you around because you are different; all it takes is a little hard work and determination and you can find something you are good at.


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