The simple and obvious premise of RENT-A-KID, a 1992 Canadian movie released to US home video in 1995, is pulled off well enough in this children's comedy.
Orphanage owner Cliff Haber (Tony Rosato) goes on vacation, leaving his kids in the hands of his Dad Harry (Leslie Nielsen), whose business is renting everything from single glasses to house pets. While dining out, Harry overhears a young couple debating the pros and cons of having children. He
convinces Russ Syracuse (Matt McCoy) and wife Val (Sherry Miller) to try out their parenting skills by renting kids for ten days. The lucky tykes are the Ward family: Brandon (Amos Crawley), aged 13; Kyle (Cody Jones),...