The Kid

July 7th, 2000


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An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 5.9/10 (19,556 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer

Russ Duritz is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father, and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder, 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, and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey?

Bruce Willis - Russ Duritz
Spencer Breslin - Rusty Duritz
Emily Mortimer - Amy
Lily Tomlin - Janet
Jean Smart - Deirdre Lafever
Chi McBride - Kenny
Daniel von Bargen - Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Dana Ivey - Dr. Alexander
Susan Dalian - Giselle
Stanley Anderson - Bob Riley
Juanita Moore - Kenny's Grandmother
Esther Scott - Clarissa
Deborah May - Governor
Vernee Watson-Johnson - Newsstand Cashier (as Vernee Watson Johnson)
Jan Hoag - Newsstand Tourist

Taglines: Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.


Official Website: Disney (UK) |

Release Date: 7 July 2000

Filming Locations: Coachella Valley, Mecca, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,687,726 (USA) (9 July 2000) (2167 Screens)

Gross: $69,688,384 (USA) (26 November 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: While Russ is talking to Amy, someone screams on TV in a movie that Rusty is watching.

Crew or equipment visible: While Russ confronts Rusty sitting in the chair, just after Russ turn off the TV, the boom operator is reflected in the T.V.

Rusty Duritz: Holy smokes... 99 channels and there's nothing on!

User Review

I liked it more than I expected to

Rating: 6/10

I saw this on a plane. You know, you are strapped to a chair and forced to watch whatever garbage they put up there.

And I have to say I actually had fun. Some scenes are sugary and over the top but the kid's performance is above average for children actors. Casting was perfect.

One thing though: the music is inappropriate, heavy-handed and sometimes ruins the scenes. It is like asking Richard Wagner to write for an intimate comedy. Very weird.

But I strongly recommended the movie to my mom. It is that kind of movie.