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Dutch (1991)

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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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Peter Faiman

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Dutch Dooley
Ethan Embry ... Doyle Standish (as Ethan Randall)
JoBeth Williams ... Natalie Standish
Christopher McDonald ... Reed Standish
Ari Meyers ... Brock
Elizabeth Daily ... Hailey (as E.G. Daily)
L. Scott Caldwell ... Homeless Woman
Kathleen Freeman ... Gritzi
Lisa Figus Lisa Figus ... Party Woman
Cedering Fox ... Party Woman
Shelby Leverington ... Party Woman
Kyle Fredericks Kyle Fredericks ... Maid
David James Alexander David James Alexander ... Man #1
Ross Borden Ross Borden ... Man #2
Joe Baker Joe Baker ... Party Butler
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Storyline

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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They're the best of friends... And they've got the scars to prove it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Driving Me Crazy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,997,000, 19 July 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,603,929
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tim Allen was in consideration for the role of Dutch Dooley. Tom Hanks, Jim Belushi, Robin Williams, John Goodman and Bill Murray were also considered. See more »

Goofs

When Doyle demands that Dutch stop the car near the beginning of the film, Dutch complies, stating, "You can't beat a Ford for good brakes." The car being driven is a Lincoln. However, Dutch may have been referring to Ford in a broader sense, as Lincoln is Ford's luxury brand. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Married with Children: England Show I (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Tied Up
Written by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Excellent comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend
25 July 2006 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

DUTCH, in my opinion, is an excellent comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend. If you ask me, Doyle (Ethan Randall) was an absolute snob! That kid really need to learn respect! However, in my opinion, every mishap that occurred on his journey home with Dutch (Ed O'Neill) was absolutely hilarious. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone was ideally cast, the direction was flawless, and production design was spectacular, and the performances were top-grade. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this comedy about an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend.


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