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The Kid

The Kid

Jon Turteltaub (2000)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Bruce Willis here returns to The Sixth Sense territory, starring alongside a youngster (Spencer Breslin) in a film that has a tinge of the supernatural about it. Willis plays Russ Duritz, a heartless image consultant in need of redemption. Initially puzzled by the child who seems to be following him, Russ comes to realise that "Rusty" is in fact his younger self. Confronted by the past, the gruff adult has a chance to change his present-day existence for the better. Directed by Jon Turteltaub from a script by Audrey Wells, the story is unalloyed by sentimentality and rings as true as a school bell.


A hard-nosed image consultant notices that the eight-year-old who seems to be following him around bears a striking resemblance to himself as a lad. Before long, he realises the boy is his childhood self and is offering him the chance to change the present for the better by confronting the mistakes of the past. Disney comedy, starring Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer and Lily Tomlin. Edited for language.

Cast & Crew

Russ Duritz Bruce Willis
Rusty Duritz Spencer Breslin
Amy Emily Mortimer
Janet Lily Tomlin
Kenny Chi McBride
Deirdre Lafever Jean Smart
Dr Alexander Dana Ivey
Sam Duritz Daniel Von Bargen
Kenny's grandmother Juanita Moore
Director Jon Turteltaub
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 10 Nov 2000

Comedy Childrens

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