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The Kid (1942). "That is old."

Join us for this week's episode "The Kid". We talk being a little turd kid, what kind of loser doesn't have a dog, believing in magical situations, "pop-up" restaurants, great fighting lessons, and why the best girl is always right under your nose. Does this movie have us embracing the past or are we happy to drug ourselves out of remembering what happens. Find out now!


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?

Directors: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Audrey Wells

Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, and Emily Mortimer

Awards: 1 Win and 3 Nominations : Young Artist Award : Spencer Breslin. Nominee for most intrusive musical score.

Film Budget: $65,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $110,317,580


This was nominated for most intrusive musical score. What do you think? Is it intrusive?


No One Grows Up Quite Like They Imagined : What Facts About You are Different Than You Thought They'd Be as a Kid?

  1. Daniel von Bargen, who plays Russ Duritz's (Bruce Willis) father Sam, is only five years older than Willis.

  2. This was Bruce Willis' first family film. Willis thought it would be fun to do a family film for Disney after realizing how different it was compared to his previous films for them like Armageddon (1998) and because he wanted to star in a film that his daughters, at the time, could watch.

  3. This is Spencer Breslin's first film.

  4. Tim Allen was offered the role of Russ Duritz, but was too busy filming Galaxy Quest (1999) and declined.

  5. Matthew Perry: After striking up a friendship with Bruce Willis on the set of The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Perry accepted the role of the shaggy haired and heavily bearded Mr Vivian. He spent 3 hours in makeup for the part which lasts less than 40 seconds on screen. He also accepted minimum wage for the role and went uncredited.


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