• Publication date: October 1, 2010

50 million used to watch him on TV. Now he washes cars. Dickie Roberts: Former child star�from riches to rags!

David Spade stars as a former child star whose career peaked at the age of six with a sitcom in which his character's signature catch-phrase was "that's nucking futs". His parents abandoned him after the show was cancelled. He works as a valet at a trendy restaurant and hangs out with other former kid actors. A riches to rags to riches story.

David Spade stars as a former child star whose career peaked at the age of six with a sitcom in which his character's signature catch-phrase was "that's nucking futs". His parents abandoned him after the show was cancelled. He works as a valet at a trendy restaurant and hangs out with other former kid actors. A riches to rags to riches story.

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 Mom when he introduces her kids to repugnant table manners, irreverent behavior, 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. Spade and executive producer Adam Sandler find classic comedy in this retro theme, which includes appearances from former child stars like Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams.

This movie rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 2003

Runtime: 98 min

Genre: Comedy/ Family

Starring:

David Spade

Mary McCormack

Craig Bierko

Scott Terra

Jenna Boyd

John Farley

Directed by: Sam Weisman