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Darius Goes West (2007)

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Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darius Weems ...
Himself
Andrew Carson ...
Himself
Daniel Epting ...
Himself
John Hadden ...
Himself
John Harmon ...
Himself
Jason Hees ...
Himself
Sam Johnson ...
Himself
Collin Shepley ...
Himself
Ben Smalley ...
Himself
Logan Smalley ...
Himself
Kevin Wier ...
Himself
Dylan Wilson ...
Himself
Tracy Seckler ...
Herself
Benjamin Seckler ...
Himself (as Dr. Benjamin Seckler)
Maria McDonnell ...
Herself
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Darius Weems, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV to test accessibility in the United States. Their ultimate goal was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV's hit show, "Pimp My Ride," to customize Darius's wheelchair. Along the way, they found joy, brotherhood, and the knowledge that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Written by Anonymous

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Darius and his group still go around the country speaking to large groups, and schools, still trying to raise awareness of DMD. See more »

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the most moving movie i have ever seen
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have one word to someup this movie, WOW! I saw "Darius Goes West" at the Tribeca Film Festival. People in the theater were sobbing. This movie shows the hardships that Darius sufferes with Muscular Dystrophy. The movie was very well done and really made you part of the movie, I WAS SO emotionally moved by the movie because it made us remember that we are very fortunate to be perfectly healthy, some people in this world are less fortuate then us. And sometimes we should give them a had and help them, to the very end. I would give them ten stars, they gave Darius a had when they weren't asked to, they did't do it for the money they did it for a friend in need, Darius, the world should know, Darius went west.


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