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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."

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

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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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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Wonderful and Inspiring
30 August 2007 | by celeste-57See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and there was not a dry eye in the house. It is incredible to see not only what a great person Darius is, but how admirable the rest of the team is too and at such a young age.

It also made me think how disgusting MTV was, and how on being given an opportunity to involve and inspire in a positive way, they declined. Shows you whether they really care about the youth and their viewers at all.

It's a wonderful and heart warming true story...take your tissues but it's great to see how caring and inspiring youth of today can be.


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