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Dutch (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 July 1991 (USA)
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.

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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 ...
Man #2
Joe Baker ...
Party Butler
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Volunteering to drive his girl friend'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 doesn't approve of him in the least, quite a bit 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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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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The large double doors that Dutch bursts out of 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 »

Goofs

During the very last scene in "Dutch", when Dutch shoots Doyle in the backside with his airgun, the sound you hear sounds somewhat like an airgun going off, but then a split second later you hear the unmistakable metal "clinking" of a spent shell casing hitting a concrete, tile or otherwise hard surface. 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

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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) See more »

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One Piece At A Time
Written by Wayne Kemp
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Pleasing and above all, honest.
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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