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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 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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Trivia

If you pause it just right when Dutch is going through his wallet in the motel room, you can get a clear shot of his drivers license showing his address and name, which reads "David Dooley." Which means "Dutch" must be a nickname. There's never an actual mention of "David" in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Dutch kicks his leg and falls onto his back, he turns over revealing he has split the crack of his pants. You can see his underwear are white (there's even a light blue car in the back-round to see the difference), then when he moons Doyle at the end of the scene his underwear is light blue. 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? Married...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Extra footage of 'Dutch" shooting off fireworks plays behind end credits See more »

Alternate Versions

Although classified uncut at 12 for UK theatrical release, because the category was not available on video at the time, the UK video release is cut by 2s to remove a use of strong language for a PG rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Married... with Children: Dial 'B' for Virgin (1994) See more »

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Pipeline
Written by Bob Spickard and Brian Carman
Performed by The Ventures
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Great Turkey Day Movie
26 July 2003 | by bbailey541See all my reviews

This movie along with Trains, Planes & Automobiles is a must watch every Thanksgiving for our family. It's one of those movies you can watch over and over and never get tired of. The actors are great and well suited to their roles. You could feel the chemistry between Dutch and Doyle and now they are together on the series Dragnet. Rent it to get the whole experience. TV cuts some good stuff.


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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:

$1,867,201, 21 July 1991

Gross USA:

$4,603,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,603,929
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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