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The D Train (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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The head of a high school reunion committee tries to get the most popular guy in school to attend their class' upcoming 20-year reunion.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dan Landsman
... Oliver Lawless
... Stacey Landsman
... Bill Shurmur
... Zach Landsman
... Craig
... Randy
... Jerry
Corrina Lyons ... Lucy
Donna Duplantier ... Taj
Charlotte Gale ... Renina
... Alyssa
... Dale Harkin
... Heather
... Dermot Mulroney


All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That's about to change - if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who's now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden's most outrageous performances to date, THE D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor. Written by IFC Films

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Every reunion needs a hero


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lawless  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$447,661, 10 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$660,994, 17 May 2015
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In 2013, Bill Hader was reportedly in talks to play the lead character during the film's early pre-production stage (when it was originally called Lawless). See more »


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Multi-level dark comedy
13 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie theme of a well intended wannabe cool guy even as an adult leads him on a journey with unintended consequences for his past -reunion present- family-future-job. Jack Black continues to stretch the "high school" boundaries into new areas. Jack Black has some very convincing moments that push the envelope of his serious acting talents. Jack Black can you come to my reunion? The editing seemed to be choppy and this added some confusion to the story line. The naiveté of the jack black character as first introduced, then he provides some borderline adult ethical decisions under the guise of partying like he did in high school in order to fulfill his desires of still wanting to be a " cool guy" to the reunion committee by saving the day of a lackluster event. His real deep unfulfilled desires ramp up a Bromance that goes out of control. Jmm

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