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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1996 - 27 July.4 August

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THE UNDERCOVER KID

Category: Edition 1996

Synopsis
The visit of the President of the United States has upsetted the small town of Spring Grove and the life of Max's family. His father is a State Department official and is assigned a bodyguard, the beautiful Clyde. The boy has a cat and a dog with whom, even if nobody wants to believe him, he speaks. Just thanks to them Max discovers that a gang of terrorists wants to assassinate the president.

Original Title The Undercover Kid
Italian Title Agenti segreti a quattro zampe
Category Official Competition
Section Childhood screens
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 80'
Production Year 1995
Nationality USA
Directed by Linda Shayne
Screenplay Dennis Carr
Music Steve Dorff
Main cast Nicolas Surovy, Susan Doland, Trishalee Hardy, Dennis Saylor

 regista linda shayneLINDA SHAYNE

Linda Shayne is a writer/director of feature films and television. Shayne has directed for Paramount, Nickelodeon, MPCA and Concorde. Shayne has written movies and TV for Disney, Quincy Jones, Roger Corman, Showtime, Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Shayne is in post production on a short she directed and is prepping a dramatic feature film to direct. Shayne is American/Canadian.
Shayne developed a dramatic film for X-Filme of Germany (the producers of Run Lola Run) and created a TV series for Quincy Jones' company QDE. Shayne created two TV series for the Kids Warner Brothers Network and developed a one hour TV series for Mottola Entertainment. Shayne recently optioned a romantic comedy to Aurora Productions and had a dramatic feature film in development with Muse Entertainment.
Shayne directed the film, Undercover Kid, released on Warner Brothers video and aired on HBO Family. Shayne's movie, Little Ghost, was distributed by Paramount video. Shayne's first feature film was Purple People Eater, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Thora Birch, Ned Beatty, Little Richard and Shelley Winters. Shayne wrote and directed this classic children's film for which actress Thora Birch won a Youth in Film Award for her performance.
Shayne graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Her published work includes a paper on Ex-Offenders from San Quentin State Prison.
Recently, Shayne wrote the English translation of Djordje Krstic's non-fiction book: Mileva and Albert Einstein: Their Love and Scientific Collaboration, sold at The Einstein House Museum in Bern, Switzerland.