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Story

The son (Chris Makepeace) of a hotel manager (Martin Mull) finds himself the target of the school bully (Matt Dillon, in his breakthrough movie role). So he makes an offer to a school outcast--the biggest kid in class (Adam Baldwin), who reputedly has actually killed someone. He'll pay him to be his bodyguard against the bully. But the business arrangement turns into friendship, even as the smaller boy learns his new friend's secret shame. The first film by director-producer Tony Bill, this one comes down a little too heavily on the feel-good notes (and includes a gratingly precious appearance by Ruth Gordon in her lovable eccentric mode) but works because of strong performances by its young cast. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen
  • Closed-captioned

Cast

Chris MakepeaceClifford
Adam BaldwinLinderman
Matt DillonMoody
Hank SalasMike
Joan CusackShelley
Tom RiellyReissman
Martin MullMr. Peache
George WendtEngineer

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Tony Bill
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1980
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 11, 2003
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