The Kid

Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Jon Turteltaub
Production: Disney
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

There's an eight on your desk to sign.

And there's a ten

standing in your office.

Why did you let him

in my office, Janet?

He threatened me with a machete.

He's your father, Russ.

Wait 60 seconds and come in

and tell me I'm late for something.

- I hate you.

- Fight fair.

- That's a nice photo

of you, uh, and Al De Niro.

- Robert De Niro.

Oh, it's a nice photo of you

and Robert De Niro.

Well, it would be,

except that's Al Pacino.


So, Dad,

what can I do for you?

Did you get the cheque

I sent over this morning?

Yes, yes, I did.

But I didn't ask you for a cheque.

I asked you to come over

and help me lift a few things.

Well, time is money, Dad...

and my time is worth

a lot more than a mover's...

so I'm afraid the cheque

is gonna have to do.

Look, your sister and her family are

coming over for dinner tomorrow night.

You haven't seen your niece and nephew

in a long time.

- Uh, you may want some

of those things in the attic.

- Like what, Dad?

- Some more of my childhood memorabilia?

- You never know.

How many times in the last 20 years

that you lived in that house...

have I ever asked you

for anything, hmm?

Anything at all?

Um, you're late

for a very big meeting.

Dozens of irate and highly important

people are clamouring for you.

There is pandemonium,

I'm sure, somewhere...

and you really must go...

right now.

Good luck with the move, Dad.

Let me know how it goes.

Call Fred and see how the market closed.

Check the NASD AQ Bye.

That's perfect.

You look brilliant.

Completely and utterly gorgeous.

Don't look at me.

Look out there.

Have we signed a new client?

We made a bet. If I make him look

handsome, I get a free hot dog.

- You're going to starve.

- Not a chance.

- Thank you.

- My pleasure.

- Just don't share it with jerko.

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Audrey Wells

Audrey Wells (born April 29, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.Wells was born in San Francisco, California, and worked as a disc jockey at San Francisco jazz radio station KJAZ FM. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and UCLA. She has written a number of successful screenplays and has directed three for which she had created the script. Among her notable works is The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), both of which she also produced. Her works to date have been primarily comedies and/or romance films. Her 1999 film Guinevere was entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.Wells co-wrote the script for the comedy The Game Plan. more…

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