The Dirt Bike Kid
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)

In a rambling, somewhat uneven drama, 14-year-old Jack Simmons (Peter Billingsley) takes it on himself to help his friend, coach Mike (Patrick Collins), save his hot dog and soft drink concession. Mr. Hodgkins (Stuart Pankin) is a greedy,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 1985
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

The special effects often seem to consist of dragging the dirt bike around on a string or having the actors flail their arms in astonishment while riding it.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Within minutes, youngsters and adults alike will feel the magic and high-wheeling fun of this offbeat and entertaining film. Billingsley steals the picture, with his winning energy and great delivery.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Viewers might want to watch this with a checklist to keep track of numerous lifts from E.T. The film's other big problem is that it's just plain stupid.

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Shawn Montague
I remember it being better when I was a kid, still creative and entertaining, a lot of my favourite movies come from the 1980's, they have a unique look… More
Leo L
Cute! I remember this from when I was younger. LOL