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Sinbad stars as a Secret Service agent assigned to look after the Luke, the juvenile son of the president of the United States. Sinbad attends grammar school with Luke, to ensure the Luke's safety.
Anyway, several of the other kids pick on Luke because they think Luke is a snobby punk. E.g., in one of the scenes, Zachary Ty Bryan (from Home Improvement) shot a spitball through a straw, hitting Luke in the head. However, Sinbad got even with Zachary - he later shot a huge spitball (about as big as a mini-basketball) through a huge tube at Zachary. It hit Zachary in the face, nearly knocking him out of his seat! I almost lost it when I watched that scene! It was gut-bustingly funny! That scene alone is worth the price of this DVD!
The movie tries to portray Luke as a child ignored by his famous mother and father and unable to have a normal childhood. Though I empathize with Luke a little, he also generally acts wimpy. However, thirteen-year-old Luke has stirrings of normality as he gains a huge crush on classmate Katie Warren (Erin Williby in her final role) and has a run-in with the class bully. After the run-in with class bully Rob (Zachery Ty Bryan), Luke and Agent Simms begin to bond, and this movie really takes off.
Much of the movie is humorous, as it was intended to be. Most of the humor works, making this movie generally enjoyable. Sinbad steals the show, as you might expect. Sinbad mixes slapstick and one-liners that only occasionally clunk. Sinbad makes Luke Davenport look good and sparks life into the plot.
As with many Disney movies of this type, there are serious undertones. The movie becomes most serious near the end when Luke Davenport runs away from the White House and encounters a life threatening situation. Secret Service agents are in a panic as they try to locate the President's son. Fortunately, Agent Simms, just fired from the Secret Service for aiding Luke in going to a school dance, has a way of finding Luke that only Agent Simms knows about. The end of this movie is nicely plotted and enjoyable to watch.
I enjoyed watching Sinbad in this movie.Read more ›
any parents wondering what you should look for? the presidents son is disrespectful at times, and some kids are bullys and actually hits the presidents son, but, everything works out for the best and is actually a very good movie.
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My son and I absolutely love this movie. Great family entertainment.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have always loved this show. It projects a great message and Sinbad is awesome.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's a classic!! No matter how old you are. It's probably the last (only) good movie Sinbad did. His stand up was always funny though.Published 16 days ago by Angela Padgett
This movie is old however, it is was great! I watched this movie when I was a kid and so I let my child watch it and she laughed and enjoyed it.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer