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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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Sam Weisman

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Plot Summary

In the 1970's, Dickie Roberts held the keys to success as a child star with a hit TV series. Now the only keys Dickie holds are the ones that start the customer's cars that he parks as a valet attendant for a Hollywood restaurant. Desparate to revive his acting career, Dickie tries to audition for a role in Rob Reiner's new movie but the director doesn't believe Dickie is normal enough to play the part. Determined to get the role, Dickie hires a "typical" family to give him the real-life upbringing he never had. But once Dickie moves in, the family's life becomes anything but normal as Dickie unleashes his wild inner child...and learns in the process some unforgettable lessons about fame, fortune and family values. Co-starring Mary McCormack, Jon Lovitz, Alyssa Milano and many former child stars including Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams and Leif Garett.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 117
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 90
  • Average Rating: 4.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Ouch! Spade goes sweet and gooey. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: The movie may appeal to fans of Spade's trademark smug and blandly disaffected comic style. And his delivery occasionally fits the material. But too many segments are flat and schlocky. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean. – Alex Pappademas, Village Voice, Sep 10, 2003

Rotten: A schmaltz sand wich, with a fill ing of family-friendly sap smushed between two slices of very funny E! True Hollywood Story- style schtick. – Megan Lehmann, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Best Ever!!!!!!

This is the best movie ever. it's hilarious. it's worth the money

Reliving Childhood!

This is so funny with a bit of sadness hopefully you enjoy this hilarious movie. : )


This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I've seen it like 50 times and each time I laugh at something different. I have this movie and everybody should watch it. If you think it's not funny than you need to get some sense. Dickie Roberts is making a hilarious comeback and you need to watch it!!

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2003

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