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

- No way.

Watch your cholesterol, hot dog boy.

Let me have that for you.

Hey, I worked hard for that!

Amy, those hot dogs will kill you.

Besides, we're about to have

lobster in cream sauce.

I don't want lobster in cream sauce.

I want hot dog in mustard sauce.

Please stop biting your nails, Amy.

Nail. I only bite one.

Why do you care anyway?

I care because you work for me.

When you bite your nails,

you're advertising weakness.

Really? Advertising weakness

with one little nail?

- What's this advertise?

- Nice.

- Hi, Mike. Is he in?

- Waitin' for you.

Wait a minute.

Wait a minute.


- Hello.

- I haven't seen you in a couple of days.

- How have you been?

- Fine. Now can we go in?

No. This is the bit where you ask me.

We're very late.

I don't have time to...

Go on. Give it a whirl.

Hi, Amy.

How are you doing?


We're really late.

Hey, the cavalry is here!

Russ Duritz to the rescue!

Here to save my sorry behind.

Josh, look after him.

- Good luck.

- Yeah.

Hi. I'm Josh,

Mr Riley's assistant.

- If you need anything...

- I do.

I need you to go up in the bleachers and

find me a dozen 8- to 12-year-old kids.

Eight boys, four girls.

Five white, four Latino, three black.

- Have 'em back here in three minutes.

- Okay.

I need to use

your Hi-8 for this one.

So why is everybody

busting my chops?

And the way I see this thing...

it's just a little


Okay, Bob, let me see

if I can explain to you...

how other people

see this little thing.

You see, to Joe Baseball Fan out there,

you're the guy that promised...

you would give five percent

of each ticket sold this season...

to establishing a baseball camp

for inner-city kids.

You're also the guy that gave

pictures to the press of kids...

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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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