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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

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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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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,603,929 (USA)
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Prior to filming, director Peter Faiman and writer/producer John Hughes and producer Richard Vane took a road trip throughout Georgia, The Carolina's (North and South), Mississippi and Tennessee to scout the route the film's characters, Dutch Dooley and Doyle would take to drive back home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Faiman liked most of the places that he'd seen during the trip and they ended up in final film. See more »

Goofs

When Doyle is riding in the back of the car and talking to the prostitute, shots of Doyle and the prostitute show many lights and other cars visible through the rear window. Shots through the front window of the car show an unlit, traffic-free road ahead. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 June 2016 (2016) See more »

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Flatfoot Sam
Written by Clara Wills
Performed by TV Slim
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Critics were too rough on this one
27 June 2001 | by (West Valley) – See all my reviews

About fifteen minutes into this movie I was thinking, "This kid needs a darn good spanking" but all he really needed was a little love and someone to listen and this changes him more than any thing. And that's all kids and teens really need. This film displays that. The kid's actions made some of my friends leave the room right in the middle of it, but if you look past these mischievious doings you can really see that it is a cry for help. Critics, I think were too harsh and really did not see was Hughes was trying to say. Ed O'Neil and Ethan Embry are very talented and they make a great team. This film has a good message behind it and recommend it to every one.


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