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Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 19 July 1991 (USA)
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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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 ...
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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,603,929 (USA)
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The surname of Doyle and his family is 'Standish' this name was also used in another John Hughes film 'The Breakfast Club' for Molly Ringwald's character Claire Standish. See more »

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In the scene where Dutch & Doyle stop for gas and fireworks, you can clearly see a sign that says "Self Service" over the gas pumps, yet an attendant appears and Dutch asks him to fill up on regular. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Written by Jimmy Haynes, Tom Morris, Ron Young, Louren Molinare and Fidel Paniagua
Performed by Little Caesar
Courtesy of DGC Records
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A great team re-unites!
17 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The chemistry between Ed O'Niel as 'Dutch' and Ethan Randall as 'Doyle' is excellent. It makes the movie work, whereas other lesser talents would have produced a ho-hum movie. The excellence is not always found in the script, and these two actors bring a mediocre script up to the level of excellent. The young actor 'Ethan Randall' that played Doyle is in reality none other than 'Ethan Embry', the actor who played 'Frank Smith' on the circa-2003 version of 'L.A. Dragnet', costarring with Ed O'Niel once again!

Unfortunately, Ethan Embry was replaced in the second season of 'Dragnet' by an entire roster of new (and boring) actors...including the yet-to-be-desperate housewife Eva Longoria!

Those two work well together.


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