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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Todd Phillips

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Alan R. Cohen (screenplay), Alan Freedland (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Peter Highman
Zach Galifianakis ... Ethan Tremblay
Michelle Monaghan ... Sarah Highman
Jamie Foxx ... Darryl
Juliette Lewis ... Heidi
Danny McBride ... Lonnie
RZA ... Airport Screener
Matt Walsh ... TSA Agent
Brody Stevens ... Limo Driver
Jakob Ulrich Jakob Ulrich ... Patrick
Naiia Ulrich Naiia Ulrich ... Alex
Todd Phillips ... Barry
Bobby Tisdale ... Carl
Sharon Conley ... Airport X-Ray (as Sharon Morris)
Nathalie Fay ... Flight Attendant
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Businessman and first time father (to-be), Peter Highman, is in Atlanta heading home to LA, where his wife is about to give birth, but after getting kicked off a plane, due to his seat mate, the pair end up trying to hitch a ride to the west coast. Written by Huggo

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Leave Your Comfort Zone See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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DIRECTOR CAMEO (Todd Phillips): As Barry, the man in Juliette Lewis' house. See more »

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Ethan tells Peter that he is 21 years old in the beginning of the movie. This was after Ethan had rented the car. You almost always have to be at least 25 years of age to rent a car, making an already unbelievable lie even more unbelievable. See more »

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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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Mykonos
Written by Robin Pecknold
Performed by Fleet Foxes
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If you are looking for believability, please try to remember this is a comedy.
9 November 2010 | by DarkVulcan29See all my reviews

The critics are being pretty harsh on this film, and yet they give high praise to such films like Role Models and Get Him to the Greek, so go figure. But I had a lot fun with Due Date, It was a fun slapstick misadventure, almost what we loved about The Hangover, so it is clear to say I don't agree with the critics on this one.

Peter(Robert Downey Jr) an architect looking to get home to his pregnant wife(Michelle Monaghan) who is expecting in a week. And when he gets on a plane, he quickly gets kicked off, when he gets into an unfortunate incident with Ethan(Zach Galifianakis) a pot smoking moron, and wanna be actor, who is obsessed with the show Two and a Half Men. When Peter is looking for new ways to get home. Ethan has a car and offers to drive him. Although it is against Peters better judgment, but feeling there is no other way, he goes with him. Will Peter make it on time for his child's birth, or will Ethan drive him nuts during this?

A lot of people said this is a Plane,Trains and Automobiles ripoff, but you know what who cares. This was a funny laugh out loud film. Downey and Galifianakis have funny chemistry, they just play off each other perfectly. Like The Hangover it is one entertaining misadventure, I say don't listen to the critics, see this movie and form your own opinion.


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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010

Gross USA:

$100,539,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,780,824
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