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Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 19 July 1991 (USA)
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school - only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dutch Dooley
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Doyle Standish (as Ethan Randall)
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Natalie Standish
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Reed Standish
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Brock
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Hailey (as E.G. Daily)
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Homeless Woman
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Gritzi
Lisa Figus ...
Party Woman
Cedering Fox ...
Party Woman
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Party Woman
Kyle Fredericks ...
Maid
David James Alexander ...
Man #1
Ross Borden ...
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Joe Baker ...
Party Butler
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Working-class good guy Dutch Dooley is the current boyfriend of a wealthy, snobbish tycoon's ex-wife. Volunteering to drive the woman's son home for Thanksgiving to Chicago from his boarding school in Georgia, little does Dutch expect the picaresque adventures in store for him. When a blunt, down-to-earth construction worker takes to the road with an insufferable twelve-year-old snob (desperately insecure under the surface) who does not approve of him in the least, quite a little must happen before they can reach their destination as friends -- or, for that matter, get home at all. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,603,929 (USA)
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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

As Doyle and Brock discuss Doyle's problems with his mom and Dutch; the camera cuts back and forth between their place in the backseat while they converse and Hailey trying to steal Dutch's ring. Throughout the cuts, Brock and Doyle's dialogue plays over the scene, but during shots of Hailey and Dutch, Brock can be seen in the back seat not saying a word and either staring into space or watching the action in the front seat. See more »

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[first lines]
Party Woman: Pardon my incredulity, Natalie, but I'm very surprised to see you here. Pleasantly so, of course.
Natalie: I'm a little surprised to see myself here, too, Mary Alice. Pleasantly so, of course.
Party Woman: Were you here last year?
Natalie: No, I wasn't invited last year.
Party Woman: Oh, curious. That must have been an accident. Oh, do you know Libby?
Natalie: No, I don't believe I do.
Party Woman: Libby, this is Natalie Standish. Natalie is Reed's... Oh, is it alright to...
Natalie: Say that Reed got me pregnant when I was a barhop at your country club? ...
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Extra footage of 'Dutch" shooting off fireworks plays behind end credits See more »

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Referenced in Married with Children: Dial B for Virgin (1994) See more »

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Guitars, Cadillacs
Written and Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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5 August 2004 | by (Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow! What a funny film. What I liked about the film was how these two different characters try to get along - both from different backgrounds

  • be it culturally, economically or living status.




The film gets you thinking - can these two people eventually learn to get along, and above all, make it home for Thanksgiving?

At first, you think the spoiled rich kid needs a good boot in the bum, but all he needed was someone to talk to and have a shoulder to lean on
  • his dad had left his mum - a broken family. Towards the end of the


film, the divorced dad lets a bomb drop - he wants his ex-wife out of her house (he paid for).

I'm from Australia - and this film was titled "Driving Me Crazy". I learned recently that the U.S. called this film "Dutch", named after Ed O'Neill's character Dutch Dooley.

No matter where you go in this world, and whoever you may meet, a friendship can develop - don't forget that.

If you enjoy this movie, please look at the following buddy - road movies:

Midnight Run, The Odd Couple 2, Road Trip, Planes,Trains and Automobiles


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