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
as Jack Simmons
as Miss Clavell
as Mr. Hodgkins
as Big Slime
as Janet Simmons
as Mr. Zak
as Pretty Woman
as Widow White
as Little Man
as Security Guard
as Teenage Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Dirt Bike Kid
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.
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.
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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