Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

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Critic Consensus: A so-so David Spade comedy with a few laughs.


Movie Info

In keeping with his background in television sitcoms, Sam Weisman directs the cameo-filled comedy Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Dickie Roberts (David Spade) was a child actor on the hit TV show "The Glimmer Gang" and remains remembered for a particular catch phrase. Now in his thirties, he finds work as a parking valet and spends time with other nominal child stars (enter cameos by Danny Bonaduce, Corey Feldman, and the like). Wanting to make a comeback, he manages to get an audition with … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Spade, Fred Wolf (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 17, 2004
Box Office: $22.7M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Dickie Roberts

as Sidney Wernick

as George Finney

as Grace Finney

as Sam Finney

as Sam Finney

as Sally Finney

as Peggy Roberts

as Himself

as Rob Reiner's Secreta...

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Herself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Herself

as Himself

as Young Dickie

as Dickie's Corner Man

as Referee

as Commentator

as Emmanuel Lewis's Ent...

as Emmanuel Lewis's Ent...

as Ring Girl

as Guy in Car

as Mr.Rollins

as Angry Driver

as Alcoholic Speaker

as Lamaze Group Leader

as Publisher

as Publisher

as Biker

as Sad Eye Sadie

as Strange Man

as Passing Man with Cam...

as Mrs.Gertrude

as Gertrude Kid

as Boy in Crowd

as Teacher at Microphon...

as Heather Bolan

as News Correspondent

as Reporter

as Brittany

as Herself

as Himself

as Herself

as Himself

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Critic Reviews for Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (39)

Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story.

Full Review… | September 27, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean.

Full Review… | September 9, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Ouch! Spade goes sweet and gooey.

September 8, 2003
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Just a platform for Spade to tell smutty jokes to kids, fall off bicycles, puncture waterbeds, and, oh yes, learn the real meaning of family.

Full Review… | September 8, 2003
Slate
Top Critic

This movie is better than Lost and Found and Joe Dirt, but that's like saying a kick in the shins is better than a poke in the eye or a kick to the groin.

Full Review… | September 8, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Not at all funny David Spade movie.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

½

I thought Dickie Roberts was enjoyable! david Spade brings some pretty good talent to the table here!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

its just the same man-nanny becomes friends with the kids movie but it has David Spade and hes funny

LoughnerWasLucid
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

½

I turned it off 3/4 of the way through. David Spade was better back in the early 90's.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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