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FORMER CHILD STAR
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: David Spade, Ashley Edner, Scott Terra, Willie Aames, Craig Bierko, Danny Bonaduce, Jenna Boyd, Jeff Chase, Ambyr Childers, Evan Lee Dahl, Dustin Diamond, Rachel Dratch, Corey Feldman, Leif Garrett, Ian Gomez, Emmanuel Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Edie McClurg , Mary McCormack, Maureen McCormick, Alyssa Milano, Tricia Munford, Erin Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Rob Reiner, Doris Roberts, Barry Williams
Director: Sam Weisman
USA & UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 5 September 2003
UK Release Date: 20 February 2004
Back in the '70s, little Dickie Roberts could do no wrong. The beloved child star of the hugely popular TV sitcom "The Glimmer Gang" was adored by millions of viewers who were captivated by his quirky charm...and then he turned six.
Suddenly the ratings slipped, his show was cancelled and the Dickie Roberts phenomenon ended for everyone, except for Dickie Roberts. Desperate to rise from the obscurity he plunged into after puberty, Dickie (David Spade), now a 35-year-old parking valet, is willing to do anything - from celebrity boxing matches to cosmetic surgery - in order to get his career back on track.
Convinced his star will rise again if only he can ace an audition for director Rob Reiner (portraying himself), Dickie is stunned when Reiner explains to him that because of his former life in the spotlight, he missed out on his childhood and now isn't "normal" enough for the part.
Can someone who has missed out on a normal upbringing simply "reboot" himself like a human computer? Dickie Roberts is about to find out, once he puts his plan, "operation redo childhood," into full swing.