First Kid - 1996
Age-appropriateness: Rebellious behavior. Main character wins a fist fight and is celebrated for it. Suspenseful scene of an attempted child abduction.
Overview: A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector. The President’s son just wants a “normal” life. He’s jealous of kids that get to go to school without 24/7 protection and constant surveillance. He seeks freedom and autonomy, while his parents balance the tension of keeping him safe.
Themes: protection, friendship, mentor, growing up, responsibility, internet safety, bullying, jealousy, autonomy
The Quick 3
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After The Movie Discussion Guide
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Minute By Minute Guide
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