PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from his prep school, only to learn that he isn't the nicest young man.
This was one of four films that was written, produced or directed by the late John Hughes in 1991. The others were Career Opportunities, this film, Only The Lonely (in which he produced and was directed by Home Alone's Chris Columbus) and his final film as director, Curly Sue. They all take place in Chicago, his hometown.
Pardon my incredulity, Natalie, but I'm very surprised to see you here. Pleasantly so, of course.
Natalie: I'm a little surprised to see myself here, too, Mary Alice. Pleasantly so, of course.
Party Woman: Were you here last year?
Natalie: No, I wasn't invited last year.
Party Woman: Oh, curious....
When Doyle demands that Dutch stop the car near the beginning of the film, Dutch complies, stating, "You can't beat a Ford for good brakes." The car being driven is a Lincoln. However, Dutch may have been referring to Ford in a broader sense, as Lincoln is Ford's luxury brand.
Extra footage of 'Dutch" shooting off fireworks plays behind end credits
Although classified uncut at 12 for UK theatrical release, because the category was not available on video at the time, the UK video release is cut by 2s to remove a use of strong language for a PG rating.
$1,867,201 21 July 1991
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