G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Keith Coogan, who stars in this movie, is the son of Jackie Coogan. Jackie Coogan played Uncle Fester on the Adams Family. Coogan was a famous child actor, who starred in Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid' among other things; and grew up to be Uncle Fester on "The Adams Family", which was his claim to fame. Jackie Coogan is also the father of child actor Keith Coogan; who starred in The Fox and the Hound; Adventures in Babysitting and other movies. Jackie Coogan spent his childhood working in films; and when he was an adult he asked his parents for a portion of his earnings; but his parents refused. The following article describes what happens next."Four years later, in 1938, Coogan asked his mother (who had remarried Arthur Bernstein, Coogan's former business manager) for his portion of his movie earnings. When she refused to hand them over he sued her and his stepfather, claiming he had only received $6 a week until he was 21, when he was 'gifted' an additional $1,000, but despite his Coogan was only awarded $250, 000 (after legal fees) of the $400, 000 he believed he was owed. According to Life magazine Jackie's mother said, 'no promises were ever made to give Jackie anything...every dollar a kid earns before he is 21 belongs to his parents.'" The mother's blunt quote about how she was using her son quote become a symbol associated with child exploitation. As a result of this Coogan and some lawmakers got together and passed the Jackie Coogan Law; which covers child actors in Hollywood against exploitation. "The California Child Actor's Bill (also known as Coogan Act or Coogan Bill) is a law applicable to child performers, designed to safeguard a portion of their earnings for when they enter adulthood. The original Bill was passed in 1939 by the State of California in response to the plight of Jackie Coogan, who earned millions of dollars as a successful child actor only to discover, upon reaching adulthood, that his mother and stepfather had spent almost all of his money. Since then, it has been revised a few times, most recently on January 1, 2004. As it stands, money earned and accumulated under a contract under the code remains the sole legal property of the minor child." This would be useful to actors like Corey Feldman and Keith Coogan who were starring in Fox and Hound after Coogan's Law was enacted.
His ears are almost as big as yours.
Young Copper: That's not the part you gotta worry about.
Young Tod: Gosh, look at those teeth.
Young Copper: That's the part you gotta worry about!
Shortly after the night hunt. Big Mama is seen sleeping with Dinky and Boomer. Owls are nocturnal meaning they stay up at night and sleep during the day.
There are no ending credits.
$4,819,215 25 March 1988
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