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High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter Highman
... Ethan Tremblay
... Sarah Highman
... Darryl
... Heidi
... Lonnie
... Airport Screener
... TSA Agent
... Limo Driver
Jakob Ulrich ... Patrick
Naiia Ulrich ... Alex
... Barry
... Carl
... Airport X-Ray (as Sharon Morris)
... Flight Attendant
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Storyline

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each ... Written by Huggo

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"Dad... you were like a father to me." See more »

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo un parto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,539,043, 27 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,780,824, 27 January 2011
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Trivia

As Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) and Peter (Robert Downey, Jr.) enter the hospital looking for Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), there is a sign that reads "Meghan W. Ruby Maternity Center". Meghan Ruby was an Art Department Staff Assistant on the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ethan falls asleep, there are high-voltage power lines on the right side of the road. But when Ethan and Peter crash, the power lines are on the left side of the road. See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Highman: I just had the strangest dream. It's Friday. We're at the hospital. But it's not a hospital, it's a, a, a forest of sorts. And I know that because right next to you there's a bear. A grizzly, cooling his feet in a stream. And all of a sudden, you begin to deliver, and I can't get to you. But the bear can. And the next thing I know, he is holding our beautiful baby boy. And here's where it gets odd. Uh, he chews the cord. But, strangely, I'm okay with it. That's gotta be a good sign.
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Hold On I'm Comin'
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter
Performed by Sam & Dave
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Excellent film that seems to be cruelly reviewed by some...
12 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

At first i was a little hesitant about going to see this film. I guess i was a little worried that, as with so many other comedys (Grownups to name but one), all the best bits were used in the adverts/trailers for this film. I was wrong and boy am i glad i went to see this movie.

For me, its one of the funniest films i'd seen for a while with plenty of laugh out (and in some cases very loudly) moments. The story, and thus the film, flows from start to end with very little in the way of 'boring bits'. Downey Jnr was excellent throughout, as always it seems these days. Although my one negative was that the end was very and quite typically American in that 'everything works out' kind of way, but even that is a tiny moan on an otherwise very entertaining film.

Why so many people are comparing this to Trains, Planes & Automobiles... which by the way is one of my favourite films... i just don't get. Yes its 2 people, who are quite clearly opposites trying to get across the USA but that's where the similarities stop. This film and its comedy are clearly aimed at todays generation of movie goers and todays sense of humour which has evolved from what it once was... what was good 23 years ago in PTAA remains good, but show it to a 20 year old today and i'd bet some of the humour would be lost on them. If i made my younger brother, who's 17 years of age, watch something like a classic 'Carry On' film.. he'd be crawling up the walls inside 10 minutes. So i do feel to compare 2 films which a generation between them isn't quite right for me.

I'd recommend that you go see this film, enjoy it for what it is. A damn good laugh and great way to spend a couple of hours at the flicks.

Enjoy


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