The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
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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 itself), Jack tackles a gang of tough bikers and the infamous Mr. Hodgkins, taking him for a ride he will never forget. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Dirt Bike Kid
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.
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.
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.
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.More
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