Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Saturday, March 14th at 10:30pm on TV3

Former child star Dickie Roberts has wound up working as a valet, dodging insults and lamely making attempts to regain his former glory with the help of his equally down-and-out agent, Sidney Wernick. His buddy, the real-life recovering child star Leif Garrett, tells Dickie about a role in a Rob Reiner film that could revive Dickie’s acting career. But Reiner is not convinced Dickie, whose mother and father left him at an early age, knows enough about normal life to nail the role. Dickie shows his commitment to the craft by moving in with a hired surrogate family to replicate the idea of childhood, but does not win points with his new Mum when he introduces her kids to repugnant table manners, irreverent behaviour, and foul language. As he absorbs the true meaning of tenderness and family, Dickie finally proves that he has something to offer each one of them. Starring David Spade, Jon Lovitz, Mary McCormack and Craig Bierko.

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