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The Dirt Bike Kid (1986)

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In a rambling, somewhat uneven drama, 14-year-old Jack Simmons (Peter Billingsley) takes it on himself to help his friend, coach Mike (Patrick Collins), save his hot dog and soft drink concession. Mr. Hodgkins (Stuart Pankin) is a greedy, self-serving banker who is determined to raze Mike's hot dog stand and build a new bank on its site. Jack's primary resource in his fight against Mr. Hodgkins is a motorbike that does everything except speak French. With this motorized wonder (which starts

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The special effects often seem to consist of dragging the dirt bike around on a string or having the actors flail their arms in astonishment while riding it.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Within minutes, youngsters and adults alike will feel the magic and high-wheeling fun of this offbeat and entertaining film. Billingsley steals the picture, with his winning energy and great delivery.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Viewers might want to watch this with a checklist to keep track of numerous lifts from E.T. The film's other big problem is that it's just plain stupid.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for The Dirt Bike Kid

I remember it being better when I was a kid, still creative and entertaining, a lot of my favourite movies come from the 1980's, they have a unique look about them I just love, nothing is so digital, its more characteristic. Anyway, the movie is one most people will like for a old school flick, similar to E.T and Short Circuit but still very unique in ways about a Kid in love with a Living Dirt Bike. Ace.
May 11, 2012
Shawn Montague

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Cute! I remember this from when I was younger. LOL
January 1, 2008
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