Just You and Me, Kid

Just You and Me, Kid

Director: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives, Lorraine Gary

Cast: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives, Lorraine Gary

     
 
In this comedy, an elderly ex-vaudevillian is surprised to find a naked young woman in the trunk of his car. He soon discovers that she is a runaway fleeing from both the police and an enraged drug dealer she cheated out of $20,000. Meanwhile, the codger's daughter continually attempts to get him committed because of his overly generous support of his former

Overview

In this comedy, an elderly ex-vaudevillian is surprised to find a naked young woman in the trunk of his car. He soon discovers that she is a runaway fleeing from both the police and an enraged drug dealer she cheated out of $20,000. Meanwhile, the codger's daughter continually attempts to get him committed because of his overly generous support of his former colleagues.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Asking someone of George Burns' advanced years to single-handedly carry a picture like Just You and Me, Kid must be considered some form of elder abuse. Not that Burns was incapable or not up to the task. He proves in practically every frame of Kid that he was still capable of producing his own strange, peculiar brand of charm in abundance, and that what he didn't know about timing simply wasn't worth knowing. But the sad fact is that he -- and the viewing audience -- would have been better off if the makers of this film had simply turned the camera on and asked Burns to improvise, all on his own, for an hour and a half or so. Instead, they made the mistake of asking him to speak the lines that Leonard B. Stern and Oliver Hailey had fashioned for him, to pretend to tolerate the tired story they had concocted and to pretend that his co-star Brooke Shields had something to offer beyond her well-documented stunning looks. Kid's screenplay is woefully poor, lacking almost entirely in humor and populated with characters that are almost all a bore. Burns survives all this beautifully, but Shields sinks -- as indeed would almost anyone asked to play her role. The supporting cast does include some wonderful fellow old timers; they do well enough, but the likes pf Ray Bolger and Burl Ives deserve better.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2014
UPC:
0043396444270
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank:
13,631

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Burns Bill
Brooke Shields Kate
Burl Ives Max
Lorraine Gary Shirl
Nicolas Coster Harris
Keye Luke Dr. Device
Carl Ballantine Reinhoff the Remarkable
Leon Ames Manduke the Magnificent
Ray Bolger Tom
John Schuck Stan
Andrea Howard Sue
Christopher Knight Roy
William Russ Demesta
Robert Doran Box Boy

Technical Credits
Jack Elliott Score Composer
Irving Fein Producer
Oliver Hailey Screenwriter
Ron Hobbs Production Designer
John W. Holmes Editor
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Lazarus Original Story
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Sig Tingloff Art Director
David M. Walsh Cinematographer
Jerome M. Zeitman Producer

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