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Down and Derby (2005)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  15 April 2005 (USA)
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A small town Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors.

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Down and Derby is a family comedy about a small town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. On the outside, Phil Davis is the typical dad and friendly neighbor. On the inside, he is unresolved and at a breaking point with his childhood rival, Ace Montana. Desperate for the elusive first place, Phil sees his son's Pinewood Derby race as a breakthrough opportunity to beat Ace, who also has a Cub Scout son. Surrounded by more overzealous dads in the same cul-de-sac, they all disregard the event's ideals and completely take over the design, planning and construction of the cars. In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal. Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. Wives, families and jobs are ignored with extreme consequences. The farce reaches comical and outrageous levels when in the end, ... Written by Stone

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The biggest race of your dad's life! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some crude humor and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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$43,930 (USA) (15 April 2005)

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$204,481 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Don Murphy, the founder of the Pinewood Derby, makes a guest appearance in the movie. See more »

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The Webelos Den Leader has a different pack number on her uniform (585) than the kids in her den (123). See more »

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Great family movie
17 January 2006 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for the family of all ages. The movie is funny and well acted. It is also professionally written and directed. If you are a scouting family or were a scout yourself this movie will appeal to you for sure. Even if you are not a scouting family the comedy of trying to do a father-son project is something we all can relate to. Actually I learned something from this movie and will be letting my son do a bit more of the work on 'his' pine wood derby car! Besides, I have my own car to build now. The movie is a fathers desire to build a winning car and relive his childhood while trying to let his son live his own. Check out this movie if you can and we'll see you at the races!


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