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The Daytrippers (1996)

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When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis D'Amico
Eliza Malone D'Amico
Pat McNamara ...
Jim Malone
Rita Malone
Jo Malone
Carl Petrovic
Stephanie Venditto ...
Eddie Masler
Jill Rowe ...
Monica Young
Andy Brown ...
Amy Stiller ...
Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow
Peter Askin ...
Nick Woodman


Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon, to go to the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relations with each other, and meet many interesting people. Written by Mike Myers <>

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One station wagon. Two generations. Three couples. Four relationships. See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

5 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En route vers Manhattan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$44,928 (USA) (7 March 1997)


£271,605 (UK) (21 August 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Sweet, VERY personal movie, a little too close to life ...
30 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... a believably bickering family, portrayed by skilled actors, w/some wonderful ham stuff by Anne Meara and Parker Posey, and more subtle stuff from Hope Davis and Liev Schreiber. The story had a distinctly voyeuristic feel, as if the screenwriter was exorcising some history and making it more entertaining, often hilarious (and interesting?) than a painful history he may have lived through. A cinema verite re-creation by world class skilled actors. As the family's lives unravel, driving around in a freezing cold NYC winter evening, there is a quiet lingering shot of the World Trade Center that is unintentionally haunting, and gives the film (made in 1996) an unintended resonance.

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