|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Former child TV star Fox lackadaisically runs a Manhattan talent agency for kids with his more dedicated brother. Then he tries to turn 10-year-old pickpocket Vidal into a star of cookie commercials and finds himself fired up in the process. Funny film, with serious overtones, is a perfect vehicle for Fox and appealing newcomer Vidal. Audition scenes are particularly good. Ruben Blades appears unbilled as Vidal's father.