Daltry Calhoun (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  25 September 2005 (USA)
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In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

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The Knoxville, Tennessee-set film, written by Bronson, is a dark comedy about a father (Knoxville) struggling to keep his once lucrative Tennessee golfing empire intact when his estranged 14-year-old daughter (a gifted musician) is unexpectedly left in his care. Written by achinn

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"The Grass is Always Greener When it's Growing by Callhoun Seed and Sod." See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret Life of Daltry Calhoun  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,758 (USA) (23 September 2005)


$12,460 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was filmed in Columbia, Tennessee, which is the Mule Capital of the World. See more »


When Frankie gets off the bus and looks around a man carrying a briefcase crosses the street. In the next shot he's crossing the street again, in the same direction. See more »


Daltry Calhoun: Get HIGH on grass! The LEGAL kind!
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Referenced in Jackass: Where Are They Now? (2007) See more »


Kids in America
Performed by Kim Wilde
Written by Ricky Wilde and Marty Wilde
Courtesy of EMI Records
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Great Indy Film with Meaning and Message!
11 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, sweet, and (to me)spiritual movie about people needing each other, and coming together to help each other heal. If you're looking for car chases or moronic dialogue, this isn't the movie for you. Daltry Calhoun is in some ways reminiscent of "To Kill A Mockingbird", (a book the character June happens to be reading in one scene). Lots of subtle playbacks and references,(Johnny Cash, Charlotte's Web) and it's funny too. I have a great deal of respect for Johnny Knoxville, who, as a father himself, chose a vehicle that his own daughter will be proud to watch. He had great credibility as a father. Juliette Lewis was likable and believable as a woman falling in love after the loss of her husband.I liked the fact this movie didn't have gratuitous sex and showed people developing relationships, all in a humble, non-preachy way. The plot unfolded slowly and with subtleness. It made you work, and made you think more deeply, which to me, is what an indy film should do. I liked the subtle, yet impactful emphasis on values and spirituality. The main characters in this film, including Knoxville's and Lewis' characters were just plain, decent people. This might be the kiss of death in reviewing it, but you could show this film to a church group, and have plenty to discuss. Plus, it is funny, and has a kick-ass soundtrack. And, while this isn't a selling point for everyone, I find Johnny Knoxville someone who, despite all the fun (and rapier wit)of Jackass and Wildboyz, appears to be a deep thinker, with intelligence, and, dare I say, the desire to make a nice family film with a moral message. I loved it!

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