BANGARANG!

DUTCH

Director Peter Faiman
Year 1991
Starring Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry and JoBeth Williams
Rating PG-13
Run Time 107min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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They're the best of friends... And they've got the scars to prove it.

Dutch is a working class man with his own money, Doyle is a worthless and entitled 12 year-old child. Why would you ever find these two traveling across the country together?

Dutch is dating Doyle's mom and he agreed to drive cross country to pick Doyle up from boarding school to get him home for Thanksgiving. Doyle hates Dutch...Dutch hates Doyle, but they are going to have to get along if they want to get back to Chicago in one piece.

Dutch is probably my all-time favorite Thanksgiving movie. PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES is great and I'll always have a soft spot for SON-IN-LAW, but as soon as Ed O'Neill hits the screen all those other movies are forgotten. O'Neill wears his contempt on his face and delivers the cruelest of lines with the greatest of ease. John Hughes work here is pure poetry. To see O'Neill menace and belittle a child truly gives me reason for thanks. And that's why Bangarang! is celebrating this Thanksgiving with the greatest of Thanksgiving/Road Trip movie ever.

Sure things go wrong in other road trip movies, but seldom do you see an unrelated kid and  grown man getting ripped off while hitchhiking with strippers, shooting each other in the ass with BB guns, exploding a dangerous amount fireworks or denting peoples foreheads with pinky rings. So before you go home for the holidays, come to the Alamo and celebreate DUTCH, we might even have BB guns to shoot each other in the ass with, either way the first round of waters is on me. BANGARANG! (Greg MacLennan)

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