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Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
Produced by David Niven, Jr.
Frank Yablans
Written by Bennett Tramer
Starring Scott Schwartz
Marty Van Hoe
Mahlon Richmond
Charles Hallahan
Clifton James
Vincent Schiavelli
Elizabeth Gorcey
Phil Rubenstein
Music by Michael Small
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates 13 April 1984
Running time 105 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Kidco is a 1984 comedy film directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and starring Scott Schwartz, Marty Van Hoe, Mahlon Richmond, Clifton James, and Vincent Schiavelli.

Plot summary[edit]

A boy who lives at a country club where his father works decides to make some extra money by selling composted horse manure as fertilizer, and has his three sisters (two of which are older) join him in the enterprise. As their sales increase, they draw increased scrutiny from the IRS and state tax board, as well as the large scale competitor who seeks to put them out of business at any cost.

The children eventually fight a court case brought against them by the IRS. They are able to prove that the fertilizer is not taxable as tax had already been paid on the horse feed before the horses processed it into manure, removing one of the counts brought upon them. They eventually plead guilty to the others, which allows them to stay in business, to the consternation of the adult competitor.

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