is a 1992 film about a kid named Barry Gabrewski who has asthma. He has a lot of daydreams about being Chuck Norris
' sidekick, the two of them battling against Norris' movie enemies who are often personified by Barry's school bullies. He lives with his father Jerry Gabrewski, a widower.
Barry is taught martial arts by an old Chinese man called Mr. Lee (Mako
), the sly uncle of his teacher Ms. Noreen Chan (Julia Nickson-Soul). Mr. Lee decides to teach Barry some martial arts so that he can defend himself from the bullies, foremost among those being Randy Cellini. Barry later enters a tournament where he confronts his bullies and gets to fight alongside Chuck Norris after all.
Not to be confused with the comic Sidekick
. or the 1974 movie starring Larry Hagman
and Louis Gossett Jr
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