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Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 19 July 1991 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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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Can a big kid bring out the child in a little jerk? See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

There were plans to do a sequel, which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Dutch & Doyle stop for gas and fireworks, you can clearly see a sign that says "Self Service" over the gas pumps, yet an attendant appears and Dutch asks him to fill up on regular. 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

Featured in Motormouth: Episode #4.19 (1992) See more »

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Desire
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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Pleasing and above all, honest.
5 August 2004 | by holmescj80See all my reviews

Wow! What a funny film. What I liked about the film was how these two different characters try to get along - both from different backgrounds - be it culturally, economically or living status.

The film gets you thinking - can these two people eventually learn to get along, and above all, make it home for Thanksgiving?

At first, you think the spoiled rich kid needs a good boot in the bum, but all he needed was someone to talk to and have a shoulder to lean on - his dad had left his mum - a broken family. Towards the end of the film, the divorced dad lets a bomb drop - he wants his ex-wife out of her house (he paid for).

I'm from Australia - and this film was titled "Driving Me Crazy". I learned recently that the U.S. called this film "Dutch", named after Ed O'Neill's character Dutch Dooley.

No matter where you go in this world, and whoever you may meet, a friendship can develop - don't forget that.

If you enjoy this movie, please look at the following buddy - road movies:

Midnight Run, The Odd Couple 2, Road Trip, Planes,Trains and Automobiles


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