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Going the Distance (2004)

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In order to prevent a recent high school graduate from getting engaged, two friends intervene by taking him on a cross-country road trip.

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Mark Griffiths

Writers:

Eric Goodman (screenplay), Kelly Senecal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Jacot ... Nick
Joanne Kelly ... Sasha
Shawn Roberts ... Tyler
Mayko Nguyen ... Jill
Ryan Belleville ... Dime
Katheryn Winnick ... Trish
August Schellenberg ... Emile
Matt Frewer ... Farmer Joseph
Jackie Burroughs ... Mother Libby
Andrew Airlie ... Jerry
Lynda Boyd ... Toni
Jay Brazeau ... Store Clerk
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Portly Customer
Jason Priestley ... Lenny Swackhammer
Christie Laing ... Sexy Girl (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

He may have just graduated but Nick has it all figured out - marriage, a lucrative career and a totally different lifestyle from that of his West Coast hippy parents. When he discovers that his future wife may be falling prey to a powerful and oversexed music producer, Nick is determined to fly to Toronto to win her back. Lifelong buds and dedicated surfers Tyler and Dime have other ideas for their staid best friend - the road trip adventure of his life. With only three days to make it to the MuchMusic Video Awards, the unlikely road warriors head off. Two sexy hitchhikers, Sasha and Jill, complicate matters and a series of accidents, orchestrated by a malevolent stranger, sabotage the trip turning Nick's future plans upside down. Written by Brad

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Dangerous Curves Ahead See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Both Shawn Roberts and Christopher Jacot appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation on The N as Paige Michalchuk's (Lauren Collins) love interests. Shawn Roberts played Dean, a guy who was interested in Paige and then raped her and Jacot played Matt Oleander, Paige's teacher who later dates her, and then dumps her. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: Remember, it's just like porn. Four positions, three minutes on each one and then go for the face.
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Crazy Credits

After the movie ends, a series of bloopers are shown before the credits begin to roll. See more »

Connections

References 2004 Much Music Video Music Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Be Good to Me
Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Published by BMG Songs Inc. (SOCAN)
Licensed courtesy of Kendall Rodger Music
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Canadian Pie (pmartin-1 did you even watch it?)
23 February 2005 | by jmadrixSee all my reviews

First I would like to point out that it's GOB not Sum 41. Also I thought the cameos from Avril, GOB, the MUCH Music dude, and Swollen Members was pretty cool to see. As the topic states I think this is like a Canadian version of American Pie. Only better. It seemed to go farther than AP was willing to go. The storyline was cheesy and predictable but it's a teen comedy. It's main purpose is to make people laugh. Which I did. Hopes this helps with anyone's decision on whether or not to watch it.

P.S. Not every movie needs to be totally artsy or indie to be watchable.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Going the Distance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$333,126, 22 August 2004

Gross USA:

$1,230,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,752,950
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1.78 : 1
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