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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.

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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

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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Storyline

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

"If there's a hell, I'm already in it." See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo un parto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,539,043, 27 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,780,824, 27 January 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On Access Hollywood (1996) to promote the film, Robert Downey, Jr. said that working on this film was his "most glorious experience" in all his career. See more »

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(around 54 min) Camera momentarily reflected on the side of the Range Rover. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Arcade Fire (2010) See more »

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Check Ya Self 2010
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), Larry Muggerud, Al Bell and Steve Cropper
Produced by George Drakoulias and Mickey Petralia
Additional Production by Squeak E. Clean Productions
Performed by Ice Cube featuring Chuck D (as Chuck D)
Ice Cube appears courtesy of Lench Mob Records
Chuck D appears courtesy of Slamjamz Records
Featuring samples from The Mar-Keys recording "Grab This Thing"
Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Mediocre, like most films
12 January 2013 | by jose-cruz53See all my reviews

Due Date is simply one of those numerous mediocre comedies produced by Hollywood year after year. That's pretty much sums it all. One of the differentials of this comedy are the fact that Zack's character is more compelling than your typical set of characters in these comedies, although they are still far from being truly human characters: Zack's character is childlike and very naive, which helps the viewer to root a little for him. While iron man's character is pretty much a normal guy who is unsympathetic, like most normal guys: he is boring and hence performs the role of the straight guy of this show.

Recommended for those who like to kill two hours of their life in something other than watching TV series of videogames.


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