The Kid

July 7, 2000 0 By Fans
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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

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


Lily Tomlin


Jean Smart

Deirdre Lafever

Chi McBride


Daniel von Bargen

Sam Duritz

(as Daniel Von Bargen)

Dana Ivey

Dr. Alexander

Susan Dalian


Stanley Anderson

Bob Riley

Juanita Moore

Kenny's Grandmother

Esther Scott


Deborah May


Vernee Watson-Johnson

Newsstand Cashier

(as Vernee Watson Johnson)

Jan Hoag

Newsstand Tourist

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


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

Gross: $69,688,384
(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