Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
In this comedy, Dickie Roberts (David Spade), now 35 years old, is the has-been child celebrity from an enormously popular television sitcom. Since his show was canceled, his mother left him, he cannot pay his bills, and nobody treats him like a star. He auditions for a role in a Rob Reiner film, but Reiner rejects him because his childhood wasn’t “normal” enough for him to understand the part. Dickie decides to pay a normal family $20,000 to treat him as one of their own children for a month. He discovers that being loved, as a member of a family is far better than the superficial public adoration he received as a celebrity. Alyssa Milano, formerly of “Who’s the Boss,” plays his girlfriend. Other child actors of the past make cameo appearances: Leif Garrett, Danny Bonaduce, Corey Feldman, Dustin Diamond (Screech) and Barry Williams (Greg Brady).