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Who's Driving Doug (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 February 2016 (USA)
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A sheltered, intelligent college student DOUG (RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad") changes his life forever when he hires an underachieving driver SCOTT (Ray William Johnson of "Equals Three"). In ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
RJ Mitte ... Doug
Daphne Zuniga ... Alison
Paloma Kwiatkowski ... Stephanie
Shanti Lowry ... Elation
Alix Elizabeth Gitter ... Abby
Jeff Gum ... Julian
Thomas Crawford ... Counselor
Ray William Johnson Ray William Johnson ... Scott
Hunter Payton ... Young Doug
Greta Jung ... Talkative Student
Pam Cook ... Waitress
Quinn Friedman ... Young Doug's Friend
Stevie Guiol ... Teacher's Aide
Cynthia Rose Hall ... Nurse #3
Brian Konowal ... Orderly
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A sheltered, intelligent college student DOUG (RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad") changes his life forever when he hires an underachieving driver SCOTT (Ray William Johnson of "Equals Three"). In order to escape his oppressively loving MOTHER (Daphne Zuniga), Doug agrees to go on a spontaneous road trip with Scott and his college crush STEPHANIE (Paloma Kwiatkowski of "Bates Motel"). At the height of the journey, a tragic series of events tests their bond and opens the road to self discovery. Drugs, gambling, and romance await the three friends in this honest American coming of age drama. Written by Anonymous

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26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.39:1
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Every song from the 2003 album Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie is featured in the film. See more »

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Performed by Mazarati
Written by Aaron Maza
Courtesy of Walls Of Sand Productions
Published by Jameson Rider Sand and Aaron Maza (ASCAP)
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An American Odyssey
1 February 2017 | by HoosierBobSee all my reviews

I am 67 years old and have enjoyed movies as far back as I can remember. I was watching Clark Gable films when he was still making them, and Steve McQueen was still in Alaska driving a tank for the Marines. My point? I have had a huge selection of films to watch, and I am telling you that this film is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

The typecasting was dead on, for every single role, from the over-doting mother to the very rebellious "Scott" who drives the vehicle for "Doug" (whose life long ambition is to see Las Vegas just once before he dies). No, Doug does not die, but he wishes to complete the journey his deceased father had promised him.

Ms Kwiatkowski plays "Stephanie", Doug's secret crush, and agrees to go with Scott and Doug to Vegas, just to convince Doug to get in the car with Scott, a person new to Doug's very sheltered life.

Doug takes off with Scott and Stephanie, (violating his mothers' rules), and does not look back as this new and huge adventure unrolls.

The film focus's on just these three people and it gives plenty of time for their personalities to be fleshed out and we are given the chance to see how their lives inter-act in a shared experience.

I strongly recommend this tale to anyone who has ever been bold enough to "color outside the lines", or jump from an aircraft into the dark, by parachute.


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