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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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Doyle Standish (as Ethan Randall)
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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 ...
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Party Woman
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Kyle Fredericks ...
Maid
David James Alexander ...
Man #1
Ross Borden ...
Man #2
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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They're the best of friends... And they've got the scars to prove it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,997,000, 19 July 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,603,929
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The large double doors, out of which Dutch bursts, are supposed to be the doors of Doyle's dormitory. In reality, these doors are the main entrance to Hermann Hall, the administration building at Berry College, where the school scenes were filmed. See more »

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When stopped at the gas station, the one hooker says to the other, "Brooke, do you want to wake up your friend?" Moments later, Doyle says, "I'll come in with Brock." Her name is also listed as Brock in the closing credits. 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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 June 2016 (2016) See more »

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written by Hank Williams
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A great film that never gets old
5 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this film so many time and I'm so happy that it finally came out on DVD(I actually never taught it would but thanks to "Anchor bay entertainment" it did) The trailer of the movie describe really well what the movie is about "The story of a boy who lost the child in himself and the man that helps him find it". It's my favorite movie written by John Huges and I'm a big John Huges fan. Ethan Randall/Embry plays his part really well,he was perfect for the role of Doyle,he made the transition between the angry rude Doyle of the beginning of the film to the normal 12 year old kid you see at the end looks very natural and his chemistry with Ed Oneil is fantastic.

Ed Oneil one of the most underrated actor in America just because of his Al Bundy persona.I Love Ed,I grew up watching Married with...and I have seen most of his other project,including the new yet short lived "Dragnet" TV show.That guy got style and he's ten times more talented than some of the guys you see on the big screen these days,I'm looking forward to his next project.Dutch was in my opinion his best role so far.

Well this film his a classic in my book and it has a great message to it. I'll give it a 9 out of 10.


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