Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Directed by Sam Weisman
Genres - Comedy | Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy, Slapstick | Release Date - Sep 5, 2003 (USA) | Run Time - 99 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - PG13
Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
In keeping with his background in television sitcoms, Sam Weisman directs the cameo-filled comedy Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Dickie Roberts (David Spade) was a child actor on the hit TV show "The Glimmer Gang" and remains remembered for a particular catch phrase. Now in his thirties, he finds work as a parking valet and spends time with other nominal child stars (enter cameos by Danny Bonaduce, Corey Feldman, and the like). Wanting to make a comeback, he manages to get an audition with director Rob Reiner. When the role requires him to be normal, he decides to hire a normal family in order to relive the childhood he missed out on. He ends up with sleazy salesman George Finney (Craig Bierko) and his loving wife, Grace (Mary McCormack). Dickie shares a room with their two kids: sunny daughter Sally (Jenna Boyd) and impressionable son Sam (Scott Tessa). Former child star Alyssa Milano appears as Dickie's girlfriend, Cyndi.
comeback, child-star, normalcy, television-star, actor, family-dynamics, valet [servant]