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The Kid
Character: Deirdre Lafever
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Written by: Audrey Wells
Produced by: Hunt Lowry, Arnold Rifkin, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub, David Willis
Other cast: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride
Release date: July 7, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Running time: 1h 44min

Russ Duritz is a successful image consultant whose life is suddenly turned upside down when he magically meets Rusty, Russ himself as an 8-year-old kid. Rusty is a sweet, but slightly geeky, awkward little kid who painfully reminds Russ of everything he hated about himself when he was a child-a pudgy, little cry-baby who was the daily victim of the school bullies-an image Russ has worked hard to overcome and consciously forget.

Taglines

→ Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.

Character’s Quotes

• Why wouldn’t your eight-year-old self time travel here to give you a hand? You’re obviously in trouble. He could straighten you out! […]
Maybe he’s here for you to teach him some things… but maybe he’s here for you to remember some things, ever thought about that? […]
You’re virtually friendless, you barely talk to your family, and you’ve just lost the only woman in the world who’s ever meant anything to you.