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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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About the Movie

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: 118
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 91
  • 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: Feels like an amusing Saturday Night Live sketch that overstays its welcome by a good 90 minutes. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This movie isnt the funniest movie but there are some very funny parts

I love this movie

One of the funniest movies I've ever seen i wish the y would make more movies like this it actually rivals The Pick of Destiny

Reliving Childhood!

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

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2003

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