Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Synopsis: Once, he was on top of the world as a popular child actor on TV. Now, he's Hollywood's punchline about everything wrong with people who were famous as children. All Dickie Roberts wants to do is find that one gig that will restore his honor and everyone's love of him, so after learning that Rob Reiner's making an ambitious new movie destined to sweep the Oscars, Dickie's first in line to audition. He walks out having learned he certainly looks the part but can't act it... yet, owing to his very unusual childhood. To research the role, Dickie embarks on a bizarre scheme to live with a suburban family to see how the average American child lives, having them put him up as their "son". But once his gloves are off, Dickie discovers how great it is to be part of a true family, and whether he gets the part or not, his attempt at method acting will certainly change his life forever.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Sam Weisman
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Off the mat, sir.

- I'm throwing in the towel.

- No, no, no.

The winner,

Celebrity K.O. Champion...

The winner!

I can't believe this.

Uh... what am I doing here?

Come on, Cyndi,

it's just a flat tire.

We'll get it fixed.

Then we'll be back home

to Hollywood.

I like your hat.

Shut up.

First, you get your ass kicked

by some guy

who's half your size...

I-I think he's on the juice.

No, I think you're just a puss.

Look, we're broke, okay?

Maybe now might be a good time

to try to sell

that stupid autobiography

you write all the time.

I-I can't publish

this right now,

because it ends up with me

being a loser.

I have to wait to publish it

until I'm back on top,

which I will be soon, I swear.

I'm going to have

a big comeback.

There's something

you got to face, baby.

Okay, there's not going

to be any comeback.

Yes, there will be.

Yes, there will be, I know it.

So pathetic.

There has to be!


Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Grab it! Whoa, no!

Maybe we can drive it

out of here.

Does insurance cover that?

What, being a moron?

No, they squeeze out of it

with that

Act of An Idiot clause.

Ooh, here comes a car.

All right, now you get in

and then stall them

so I can get in, too.

Yeah, I know the drill, champ.


Where you going, stud?

It's up to you, sweetheart.

Hey, wait!

Cyndi, open up!

Cyndi, come on!

What are you doing?

Come on, I'll be a star again.


Leif, wow, how you doing?

How are you, man?

Good to see you.

Oh, my God.

You're Leif Garrett.

I used to have

such a crush on you.

Can I have your autograph?


You guys want my autograph, too?

Dickie Roberts?

No, I'm fine.

How about if I put it

on a $5 bill?

Make it a $20?


They're sweet.

So, Dickie, how you been?

What's up?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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