Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star [DVD] [2003]

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Special Features

  • "Child Stars On Television" extended music video
  • Behind "Child Stars On Your Television"
  • Commentary by director Sam Weisman
  • Commentary by writer/actor David Spade and writer Fred Wolf
  • Deleted scenes
  • Pencil dickie: writing the story
  • Reel comedy: Dickie Roberts
  • The true hollywood story
  • Closed Captioned


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
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. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • David Spade
    David Spade - Dickie Roberts
  • Mary McCormack
    Mary McCormack - Grace
  • Jon Lovitz
    Jon Lovitz - Sidney
  • Craig Bierko
    Craig Bierko - George Finney
  • Jenna Boyd
    Jenna Boyd - Sally Finney
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