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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Dan Landsman
James Marsden ... Oliver Lawless
Kathryn Hahn ... Stacey Landsman
Jeffrey Tambor ... Bill Shurmur
Russell Posner ... Zach Landsman
Henry Zebrowski ... Craig
Kyle Bornheimer ... Randy
Mike White ... Jerry
Corrina Lyons Corrina Lyons ... Lucy
Donna Duplantier Donna Duplantier ... Taj
Charlotte Gale Charlotte Gale ... Renina
Denise Williamson ... Alyssa
Han Soto ... Dale Harkin
Danielle Greenup ... Heather
Dermot Mulroney ... Dermot Mulroney
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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawless See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$469,000, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$673,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,780
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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The second collaboration between Jack Black and Kathryn Hahn. They previously worked together in The Holiday (2006). See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Need You Now
Written by Tim Hoey (as Timothy Ross Hoey), Dan Whitford
Performed by Cut Copy
Published by Tim Hoey & Dan Whitford admin. By Kobalt Music Pub. America, Inc.
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Poor comedy, but solid drama
23 August 2015 | by silmaril-6See all my reviews

Another mislabeled movie... So no wonder that people who expected to have mindless fun watching Jack Black in a typical comic role he used to play many times before and James Marsden in a role similar to the ones he played brilliantly in Sex drive or Death at a funeral, got unexpectedly hit with quite dark theme with no many things to laugh at and disappointed. At first, I was disappointed too, but somewhere at the middle I realized that the movie it self is good, that the theme is important and that above mentioned (but all the others too) actors did amazing job. I blame the marketing of this movie, poster, but you too dear IMDb for providing wrong info on a movie category and misleading synopsis. So, in conclusion - as a comedy, this one is quite bad, but as a drama, it's very nicely done.


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