Help Wanted: Kids (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Help Wanted: Kids (1986)





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Real-life married couple Cindy Williams and Bill Hudson star as New York yuppies Lisa and Tom Burke, who moved to Arizona when both are hired by a new ad agency. The couple's boss is big on "family values" and encourages his employees to project an appropriate image. Unfortunately, the Burkes are childless, and for a while it looks as if their fabulous new job will end before it begins. But not to worry: Lisa and Tom hit upon a foolproof scheme to create an "instant" family by advertising for a pair of rambunctious youngsters to pose as the Burkes' children. Since this film originally aired as an installment of ABC's Disney Sunday Movie anthology, one can easily guess the outcome from the moment the opening credits fade from view. Help Wanted: Kids debuted on February 2, 1986.


Bill Hudson
as Tom Burke
Cindy Williams
as Lisa Burke
Toni Attell
as Welfare Worker
Arlene Banas
as Lady with Clipboard
Owen Bush
as Attendant
Hap Lawrence
as Western Union Man
Rick Overton
as Photographer
Nicky Rose
as Little Girl
Fred Daniel Scott
as Elderly Man
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Critic Reviews for Help Wanted: Kids

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Films like this give the impression that the director, writer and producer are more interested in filling time than being novel and creative.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

"Help Wanted'' could use a little help -- from a scriptwriter, a casting director, and from a knowledgeable psychologist.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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