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Due Date (2010)

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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.


Todd Phillips


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


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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"Get that dog out of my face or I'll rip it in half." See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Juliette Lewis plays a character named "Heidi". She also played a character named "Heidi" in Old School (2003). Both films were written and directed by Todd Phillips. See more »


A dog would not be allowed in a prenatal care centre. See more »


[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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Don't expect expect The Hangover or compare to PT&A'S and you might like it.
20 November 2011 | by jjcuse11See all my reviews

I only am writing this review basically to respond to the other reviews posted. While i have to admit that Due Date is not in my list of top ten movies of all time, but it seems that a majority of the other reviewers of this film are comparing it to Plains Trains and Automobiles. Which i might add is in my top 3 comedies of all time. (Huge John Candy fan) This is suppose to be a review of Due Date. Not a review of comparing Due Date to PT&A. I think it is pretty obvious that PT&A is a classic and was the type of film that comes along too few and far between and is hard to compile the amount of talent shown by two leading roles for a comparison. With that said, I can agree that Phillips' seems to be getting a little complex with his story lines (this one we have seen before) and understandably after the success of The Hangover and previous comedies this will be compared to and for the common movie goer siting down to watch Due Date with those other story lines and plots in mind will be disappointed. Once you accept the story line and look into the characters i feel RDJ and ZG make the most of there characters come to life and deliver each role quite well. Remember folks, this is a comedy. Overall i would describe Due Date as a wild road trip for two strangers with completely different personalities with some twists and turns along the way that will make you laugh. Not a great movie. But well performed and should enjoy if you go into it with the right mind set.

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Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010

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