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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

David Spade, Mary McCormack, Jon Lovitz, Craig Bierko, Alyssa Milano, Doris Roberts & Rob Reiner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one with director Sam Weisman and the other with David Spade and writer Fred Wolf; the 18-minute Reel Comedy special; a 16-minute True Hollywood Story making-of featurette; 12-minute Pencil Dickie (now that

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34112
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/17/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Sam Wiesman
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Dickie Roberts (Spade) is a Former Child Star who now parks cars for a living. Determined to revive his career, he is thrilled to audition for a part with director Rob Reiner. However, the director has one concern with the role; he feels that Dickie isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits colors that are often a bit hot and border on oversaturation. Still, fleshtones can appear to be well balanced and blacks are deep and solid. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. The picture can have a flat, slightly smeared appearance, with occasional detail loss. Edge enhancement is a problem with this title, and there is some pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

This is a really enjoyable and fun