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Darius Goes West (2007)

Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."


Logan Smalley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darius Weems Darius Weems ... Self
Andrew Carson Andrew Carson ... Self
Daniel Epting Daniel Epting ... Self
John Hadden John Hadden ... Self
John Harmon John Harmon ... Self
Jason Hees Jason Hees ... Self
Sam Johnson Sam Johnson ... Self
Collin Shepley Collin Shepley ... Self
Ben Smalley Ben Smalley ... Self
Logan Smalley Logan Smalley ... Self
Kevin Wier Kevin Wier ... Self
Dylan Wilson Dylan Wilson ... Self
Tracy Seckler Tracy Seckler ... Self
Benjamin Seckler Benjamin Seckler ... Self (as Dr. Benjamin Seckler)
Maria McDonnell Maria McDonnell ... Self


Darius Weems, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV to test accessibility in the United States. Their ultimate goal was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV's hit show, "Pimp My Ride," to customize Darius's wheelchair. Along the way, they found joy, brotherhood, and the knowledge that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Written by Anonymous

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The Roll of His Life




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Darius and his group still go around the country speaking to large groups, and schools, still trying to raise awareness of DMD. See more »


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A 'band of brothers' take their buddy Darius (and his ready-to-be-pimped wheelchair) on the trip of a lifetime
9 August 2007 | by janerubinSee all my reviews

This is a must-see documentary movie for anyone who fears that modern youth has lost its taste for real-life adventure and its sense of morality. Darius Goes West is an amazing roller-coaster of a story. We live the lives of Darius and the crew as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Darius has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease which affects all the muscles in his body. He is confined to a wheelchair, and needs round-the-clock attention. So how could this crew of young friends possibly manage to take him on a 6,000 mile round-trip to the West Coast and back? Watch the movie and experience the ups and downs of this great adventure - laugh and cry with the crew as they cope with unimaginable challenges along the way, and enjoy the final triumph when they arrive back three weeks later in their home town to a rapturous reception and some great surprises!

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1 February 2007 (USA) See more »


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$60,000 (estimated)
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