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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 overview, first billed only:
Doyle Standish (as Ethan Randall)
Hailey (as E.G. Daily)
Homeless Woman
Lisa Figus ...
Cedering Fox ...
Party Woman
Kyle Fredericks ...
David James Alexander ...
Man #1
Ross Borden ...
Man #2
Joe Baker ...
Party Butler


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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Release Date:

19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy  »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tim Allen was in consideration for the role of Dutch Dooley, but was busy shooting Home Improvement (1991). Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Robin Williams, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase were also considered. See more »


When the car Doyle steals is hit by the truck and gets pushed off the road the truck has a broken headlight. A moment later as it the truck screeches to a stop both headlights are working again. See more »


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


I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written by Hank Williams
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Excellent comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend
25 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

DUTCH, in my opinion, is an excellent comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend. If you ask me, Doyle (Ethan Randall) was an absolute snob! That kid really need to learn respect! However, in my opinion, every mishap that occurred on his journey home with Dutch (Ed O'Neill) was absolutely hilarious. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone was ideally cast, the direction was flawless, and production design was spectacular, and the performances were top-grade. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend.

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