'RENT-A-KID' GETS STRONG RESPONSE

LOS ANGELES -- "Rent-A-Kid," a comedy from Republic Pictures here, surpassed expectations for its Dec. 19 direct-to-video release when retailers ordered almost 50,000 units, said Robert Sigman, chief executive officer and president. The movie stars Leslie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd.

LOS ANGELES -- "Rent-A-Kid," a comedy from Republic Pictures here, surpassed expectations for its Dec. 19 direct-to-video release when retailers ordered almost 50,000 units, said Robert Sigman, chief executive officer and president. The movie stars Leslie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd.