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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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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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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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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

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: England Show I (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake It Baby
Written by John Hughes and Matt Deakin
Produced by John Hughes and Femi Jiya
Performed by '2 Y Z' featuring vocals by Andrea Salazar
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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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