Sidekicks (1993)




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A teenager daydreams of getting some payback from the bullies who menace him in this hybrid of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and The Karate Kid (1984). Barry Gabrewski (Jonathan Brandis) is an asthmatic schoolboy who can't participate in sports, much to the delight of a bullying classmate (John Buchanan) and his sadistic gym teacher (Richard Moll). Miserably unhappy, Barry escapes into a world of fantasy, where he imagines himself the tough, karate-proficient sidekick of action movie … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
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Written By: Galen Thompson, Lou Illar, Donald G. Thompson, Don Carmody
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On DVD: Sep 29, 1993
Triumph Releasing

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as Himself

as Jerry Gabrewski

as Barry Gabrewski

as Mr. Lee

as Noreen Chen

as Stone

as Randy Cellini

as Man with Dog

as Businessman

as Referee

as Cowboy #2

as Bartender

as Biker #5

as Himself

as Boy in Wheelchair

as Cowboy #1

as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Sidekicks

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | June 1, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Sidekicks

Don't remember much about this one other than it has Chuck Norris in it and I didn't like it much.

Tim Salmons

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Chuck Norris is essentially a guest star in this film where he plays himself both in real-life and the high adventure daydreams of Jonathan Brandis. A sort of martial arts story with some great choreography and a very funny script working with a great cast.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


good kids flick with chuck norris kicking stuff

danny d

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