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Down and Derby (2005)

A small town Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors.

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Eric Hendershot

Writer:

Eric Hendershot

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Germann ... Phil Davis
Lauren Holly ... Kim Davis
Adam Hicks ... Brady Davis
Perry Anzilotti ... Big Jimmy
Deborah Ashton Deborah Ashton ... Angel Scaldoni
Danny Shepherd Danny Shepherd ... Danny Scaldoni
Ross Brockley Ross Brockley ... Blaine Moosman
Tammy Lier ... Charlotte Moosman
Nicholas Nengas Nicholas Nengas ... Todd Moosman
Marc Raymond ... Ace Montana
Hunter Tylo ... Teri Montana
Eric Jacobs Eric Jacobs ... A.J. Montana
Pat Morita ... Ono Yakimoto
Joey Miyashima Joey Miyashima ... Kyosho Yakimoto
K.J. Adachi K.J. Adachi ... Kyosho's Son
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Storyline

Down and Derby is a family comedy about a small town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. On the outside, Phil Davis is the typical dad and friendly neighbor. On the inside, he is unresolved and at a breaking point with his childhood rival, Ace Montana. Desperate for the elusive first place, Phil sees his son's Pinewood Derby race as a breakthrough opportunity to beat Ace, who also has a Cub Scout son. Surrounded by more overzealous dads in the same cul-de-sac, they all disregard the event's ideals and completely take over the design, planning and construction of the cars. In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal. Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. Wives, families and jobs are ignored with extreme consequences. The farce reaches comical and outrageous levels when in the end, ... Written by Stone

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Sometimes Parental Guidance is NOT suggested See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

St. George, Utah, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,930, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$204,481, 16 October 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Each year since 1953, over 2 million Pinewood Derby cars are built worldwide by boys and girls in YMCA, Indian Princess, scouting, church and other youth group competitions. See more »

Goofs

The Webelos Den Leader has a different pack number on her uniform (585) than the kids in her den (123). See more »

Quotes

Todd Moosman: I can't wait 'til I'm a dad so I can build my own car and race it.
Brady Davis: You'll get your turn when we get to the fun stuff.
Danny Scaldoni: Your dad says that too?
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Great family movie
17 January 2006 | by Brian MaguireSee all my reviews

This is a great movie for the family of all ages. The movie is funny and well acted. It is also professionally written and directed. If you are a scouting family or were a scout yourself this movie will appeal to you for sure. Even if you are not a scouting family the comedy of trying to do a father-son project is something we all can relate to. Actually I learned something from this movie and will be letting my son do a bit more of the work on 'his' pine wood derby car! Besides, I have my own car to build now. The movie is a fathers desire to build a winning car and relive his childhood while trying to let his son live his own. Check out this movie if you can and we'll see you at the races!


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