The Dirt Bike Kid (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

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
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: J. Halloran, David Brandes, Lewis Colick, Julie Corman, David Brandes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2014
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Peter Billingsley
as Jack Simmons
Sage Parker
as Miss Clavell
Stuart Pankin
as Mr. Hodgkins
Danny Breen
as Flaherty
Weasel Forshaw
as Big Slime
Anne Bloom
as Janet Simmons
Al Evans
as Mr. Zak
Angie Bolling
as Pretty Woman
Gena Sleete
as Widow White
Betty King
as Secretary
Barnett Shpritz
as Little Man
Harvey Christiansen
as Security Guard
Elaine Williams
as Teenage Girl
Tyrees Allen
as Sergeant
John Galt
as Chief
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Critic Reviews for The Dirt Bike Kid

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

Cute! I remember this from when I was younger. LOL

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Has nobody seen this movie but me? It stars the kid from a Christmas Story.. This movie is classic. I watched it daily. I wished so hard for a magic dirt bike. :) I recomend this one to anyone looking for pure 80's fun!

Diana Lozano

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