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Down and Derby ()


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

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Phil Davis
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Kim Davis
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Brady Davis
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Big Jimmy
Deborah Ashton ...
Angel Scaldoni
Danny Shepherd ...
Danny Scaldoni
Ross Brockley ...
Blaine Moosman
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Charlotte Moosman
Nicholas Nengas ...
Todd Moosman
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Ace Montana
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Teri Montana
Eric Jacobs ...
A.J. Montana
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Ono Yakimoto
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Kyosho Yakimoto
K.J. Adachi ...
Kyosho's Son
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Claude
Michael Glauser ...
Claude's Son
Sandy Hackett ...
Larry Savage
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Marilyn
Jared Wyson ...
Young Phil
Joseph McKay ...
Young Ace
Cameron Mainwaring ...
Young Blaine
Kyle Broadhead ...
Young Big Jimmy
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Delivery Guy (as Scott Christopher-Claflin)
Craig Costello ...
Announcer
Don Murphy ...
Himself
Alan Cassidy ...
Disqualified Dad #1
Rick Glauser ...
Disqualified Dad #2
Tommy Larson ...
Cole Johnson (as T.J. Larson)
Keaton Perkins ...
Cade Mathews
Megan Selensky ...
Jane
Janet Bird ...
Dental Assistant #1
Laralee Leavitt ...
Dental Assistant #2
Kaylee Barrett ...
Dental Patient #1
Beverly Rhodes ...
Dental Patient #2
Kade Mathew ...
Dental Patient #3
Greg Porter ...
Motorcycle Delivery Man
James Budge ...
Referee #1
Matt Marquis ...
Referee #2
Tanner Smith ...
Neighborhood Cub Scout #1
Jake Akins ...
Neighborhood Cub Scout #2
Olivia Paix ...
Scaldoni Daughter

Directed by

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Eric Hendershot

Written by

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Eric Hendershot ... (written by)

Produced by

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Eric Hendershot ... executive producer
Steele Hendershot ... producer
Dickilyn Johnson ... producer
John D. Stone ... executive producer

Music by

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Chuck E. Myers

Cinematography by

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T.C. Christensen
Gordon Lonsdale

Film Editing by

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Tony Lombardo

Editorial Department

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Justin Hixon ... post production supervisor
Mato ... color timer
Peter Pav ... assistant editor / first assistant editor

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Allison Cowitt
Mike Fenton ... (as Michael Fenton)

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Arizona Taylor

Costume Design by

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Hayley Hammond

Makeup Department

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Anna K. Findlay ... assistant make-up & hair
Pasha Perkins ... assistant make-up & hair
Laurie Vukich ... key make-up & hair / makeup department head

Production Management

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John Goodwill ... unit production manager
Justin Hixon ... post production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Henderson ... first assistant director
Eric S. Johnston ... second second assistant director (as Eric Johnston)
Heather Toone ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gordon Bone ... set builder
Rosie Dent ... set builder
Chris Hendershot ... set builder
Drew Hendershot ... set builder
Kade Mathew ... prop master

Sound Department

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Jeff Carter ... boom operator
Steven C. Laneri ... sound mixer (as Steven Laneri)

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Craig Kuehne ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Clayton Chase ... still photographer
Brandon Ellsworth ... best boy grip
Rhett E. Fernsten ... gaffer
Kent R. Findlay ... gaffer (as Kent Findlay)
Gary Johnson ... second assistant camera
Kelly Klindt ... best boy electric
Rick Page ... first assistant camera
Todd Taylor ... key grip

Casting Department

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Ann Frederick ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Janet Bird ... set costumer

Location Management

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Dan Whalen ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Greene ... scoring mixer
Andrew Gross ... composer: song "I'm The Man"
Ted Hinckley ... music contractor

Transportation Department

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Tom Calzia ... transportation
Daniel O. Wiseman ... transportation

Other crew

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Suzanne Bingham ... script supervisor
Adam Bird ... security
Ashley Bird ... security
Carly Brown ... production coordinator
Brian Hall ... assistant production coordinator
Tammy Jorgenson ... studio teacher
David Roberson ... publicist
Janet Scott ... studio teacher
Aaron Lee Syrett ... film commissioner (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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, the young scouts prevail in a surprise twist, reminding us to never take ourselves too seriously or underestimate what kids can do. This comedy satirizes the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children, a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to science fairs. Written by Stone

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Taglines Because the Pinewood Derby is more than just a race See more »
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Also Known As
  • Down and derby (United Kingdom)
  • Racing Ace (Finland)
  • Apa csata (Hungary)
Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $43,930, 17 Apr 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Don Murphy, the founder of the Pinewood Derby, makes a guest appearance in the movie. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in House of D/Down and Derby/Palindromes/Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room/The Interpreter (2005). See more »
Quotes Kim Davis: When did you have time to make these?
[Phil has just rolled out a set of blueprints for a car design]
Phil Davis: Oh, I had them drawn up, uh, the minute I found out we were having a boy. Yeah, I've been saving 'em for Brady's first derby.
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