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Disney's The Kid Details


If you could talk to the child that you used to be, what advice would you give him? That question forms the basis of this comic fantasy. Forty-year-old Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy and powerful "image consultant" who has made a career out of telling people how to present themselves. But while he's a success in business, he's a failure in life; he's vain, mean-spirited, and hasn't been able to hold onto a marriage (or even a pet dog). One day, Russ is startled to meet Rusty (Spencer Breslin), a stocky kid whom he soon realizes is himself at the age of eight, having passed through a wrinkle in time. Young Rusty doesn't seem much happier than the grown-up Russ, so the older man takes his younger self under his wing and tries to teach him how to avoid the mistakes he's made, while Rusty encourages Russ to be a more caring human being. Along the way, Russ and Rusty become friends, and realize how much they can learn from each other. Disney's The Kid also stars Jean Smart as one of Russ' clients, Lily Tomlin as his assistant, and Daniel Von Bargen as his father. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 7, 2000


Bruce Willis
as Russ Duritz
Spencer Breslin
as Rusty Duritz
Emily Mortimer
as Amy
Lily Tomlin
as Janet
Chi McBride
as Kenny
Jean Smart
as Deirdre Lafever
Dana Ivey
as Dr. Alexander
Daniel Von Bargen
as Sam Duritz
Stanley Anderson
as Bob Riley
Susan Dalian
as Giselle


Jon Turteltaub
Jon Turteltaub
Christina Steinberg
Hunt Lowry
Audrey Wells
Peter Menzies, Jr.
Marc Shaiman
Composer (Music Score)
David Rennie
Peter Honess
Garreth Stover
Production Designer
David S. Lazan
Art Director
William M. Elvin
Bill Johnson
Stephen Eads
Associate Producer
David Willis
Executive Producer
Arnold Rifkin
Executive Producer
Beck Taylor
Set Designer
Lauren Cory
Set Designer
Sloane U'ren
Set Designer
Charisse Cardenas
Set Designer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Larry Dias
Set Decorator
Peter Devlin
Sound/Sound Designer
William M. Elvin
First Assistant Director
Donna Morong
Gail Goldberg
Marcia Ross
Gary Capo
Second Unit Director Of Photography
David R. Ellis
Second Unit Director