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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Phil Davis
... Kim Davis
... Brady Davis
... Big Jimmy
Deborah Ashton ... Angel Scaldoni
Danny Shepherd ... Danny Scaldoni
Ross Brockley ... Blaine Moosman
... Charlotte Moosman
Nicholas Nengas ... Todd Moosman
... Ace Montana
... Teri Montana
Eric Jacobs ... A.J. Montana
... Ono Yakimoto
Joey Miyashima ... Kyosho Yakimoto
K.J. Adachi ... Kyosho's Son
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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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Because the Pinewood Derby is more than just a race See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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24 December 2006 (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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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

Phil Davis: Well, the all-time world record is 3.11275 seconds.
Kim Davis: There is a Pinewood Derby world record?
Phil Davis: Heh, yeah.
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A Hit at our school's Family Movie Night!
9 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

There were over 300 people of all ages watching this projected outdoors at our school's movie night. Everyone loved it. It's a spoof on adults competing with each other through their kids -- much better than "Kicking and Screaming". Adults acting like kids -- a crowd pleaser with children with smart comedic moments that adults will enjoy also.

You'll be surprised by how much you enjoy it. Greg Germann gives a great performance. Why don't we see more of him? I think it was Pat Morita's last movie before he passed away. And, the main child actor (Adam Hicks) is very impressive. He was the same kid who stars in "How to Eat Fried Worms".

If you're a scout or have done the Pinewood Derby, this will have extra appeal. All our kids want to do now is build a pinewood derby car...


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