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Story

David Spade embodies Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star with the snide, glib, and bored attitude for which he is loved by his fans. Dickie, whose mother abandoned him in his youth when his TV show was canceled, yearns to regain the spotlight. But he can't get a promising role because the director believes that Dickie isn't a real person; so, to find his real self, Dickie hires a family to give him the childhood he never had. Dickie Roberts has some scattered laughs, but the writers have no better grasp of reality than Dickie himself; the "normal family" Dickie hires is as warm and glossy as any TV clan. A busload of real former child stars play exaggerated versions of themselves, but the result is more uncomfortable than satirical. However, if you want to see David Spade imitate a jet-ski, this is your movie. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned

Cast

David SpadeDickie Roberts
Mary McCormackGrace Finney
Craig BierkoGeorge Finney
Scott TerraSam Finney
Jenna BoydSally Finney
Alyssa MilanoCyndi
Jon LovitzSidney Wernick
Corey FeldmanCorey Feldman
Dustin DiamondHimself
Rob ReinerHimself
RettaSad Eye Sadie
Edie McClurgMrs. Gertrude
Gary ColemanHimself
Corey HaimCorey Haim
Brendan FraserHimself

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Sam Weisman
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 5, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 17, 2004
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