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Due Date (2010)

  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 149,176 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 5 November 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
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  • IMDb page: Due Date (2010)
  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 149,176 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 5 November 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Filming Location: Albuquerque Studios – 5650 University Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $65,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $211,780,824(Worldwide)(27 January 2011)
  • Director: Todd Phillips
  • Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis and Michelle Monaghan|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Christophe Beck   
  • Soundtrack: Mykonos
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Birth | Road | Aspiring Actor | Cross Country | Wallet

Writing Credits By:

  • Alan R. Cohen (screenplay) &
  • Alan Freedland (screenplay) and
  • Adam Sztykiel (screenplay) &
  • Todd Phillips (screenplay)
  • Alan R. Cohen (story) &
  • Alan Freedland (story)

Known Trivia

  • The black pickup truck driven by Darryl (Jamie Foxx) is a Dodge Warlock, produced only from 1976 to 1979.
  • Shipped to theaters under the code name “Maternity Day”.
  • In the movie, Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) talks up his Two and a Half Men fan site. The site existed at the time at itsrainingtwoandahalfmen.com.
  • Ethan’s driver’s license displays a birth date of October 1, 1969, the same as actor Zach Galifianakis.
  • As Ethan and Peter enter the hospital looking for Sarah, there is a sign that reads “Meghan W. Ruby Maternity Center”. Meghan Ruby was an art department staff assistant on the film.
  • Alan Arkin filmed scenes as Peter’s long lost father, but they did not make the final cut of the film.
  • On Access Hollywood to promote the film, Robert Downey Jr. said that this film was his ‘most glorious experience’ in all his career.
  • WILHELM SCREAM: from a road crew worker jumping out of the way when Peter and Ethan drive the Subaru off the bridge.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: The baby's due date would fall between October 25 and November 21, depending on when in February Sarah got pregnant. However it does not appear to be autumn in the film. The foliage does not appear fall-like and weather appears to be warm, more consistent with spring or summer.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when his luggage and wallet are sent to LA without him, and he is put on the "no-fly" list. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) to hitch a ride with him cross-country. Peter is about to go on the most terrifying and agonizing journey of his life.Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)  


Synopsis: High-strung architect Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is flying home to Los Angeles for the birth of his first child. Due to some Apatow-esque farcical events (which all seem to stem from child-like aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zack Galifianakis), Peter ends up being shot by an air marshal and put on a no-fly list. As luck would have it, rescue comes in the form of Tremblay, who offers Peter a lift to LA, as Ethan himself is travelling to Hollywood to try his luck at becoming a "real actor".

Straight away the two men’s diametrically opposed personalities clash, and we discover that Ethan has a second motive for his travels: to scatter his recently deceased father’s ashes. It is clear instantly that Highman has no patience for Tremblay, and this is not helped by the fact that Ethan decides to make a pitstop at the home of the nearest pot dealer, whom Tremblay "found on craigslist – she’s very legitimate".

The situation only deteriorates when the pair discover that they have $60 left, and to add insult to injury, Ethan spent $200 on weed. Peter decides to have money wired through to Ethan’s account (his wallet, along with the rest of his luggage, were left on the plane), however when they set up the transaction, Ethan uses his stage name (Tremblay), yet only has ID showing his real surname, Chase. When the obnoxious cashier (Danny McBride), who just happens to be a "handi-capable", wheel-chair-ridden vet, decides to take matters into his own hands, and attacks Peter with what looks like a police truncheon, the situation spins out of control.

When Ethan’s attempts to prove himself a "real actor" by enacting scenes on request from Peter, end up exposing a more sensitive, human side to him, Peter appears to warm to Ethan. This doesn’t last long, however, as Ethan’s method of getting to sleep (masturbation) reminds Peter why he was so irritated by him in the first place. In the morning, as Ethan gets out of the car at a service station, Peter dumps Ethan’s luggage and his pet dog Sonny out into the street before taking off in his car. To his dismay, he discovers Ethan’s father’s ashes in the car, and after wrestling with his conscience, decides to go back for Ethan, whom he convinces he simply went off to get them breakfast.

The pair get back on the road again, but as soon as they seem to be getting back on track, Ethan, clearly sleep-deprived, falls asleep at the wheel, causing the car to career off a flyover, making it a write-off, and giving Peter a broken arm and some cracked ribs. Peter, clearly at the end of his tether, decides to ask for his friend Darryl (Jamie Foxx) to take him the rest of the way. Peter snaps at Ethan, telling him to abandon his dreams of becoming a Hollywood star, telling him he despises him, and spitting on Sonny. After some advice from Darryl, Peter decides to seek retribution for his outburst, and offers Ethan a lift too.

Darryl takes the pair to his own house, where the conversation leads Ethan to accuse Darryl of having an affair with Peter’s wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), before Darryl reveals that the "coffee" they are drinking was from the coffee pot Ethan was carrying, which actually contained his father’s ashes. Ethan breaks down in tears at the implications of this, to be consoled by Peter. Ethan’s accusations are forgotten momentarily, however the seed is now planted, and Peter phones his wife and leaves a message asking her if she has anything to tell him.

The pair get back on the road once again, and Ethan starts smoking weed. Peter, who had fallen asleep, wakes to find that, due to Ethan having locked the windows and doors, he too is stoned, as is the dog. This leads to a dreamlike sequence wherein Ethan appears to Peter as a massive hound. Through their shared intoxication, the pair have a heart to heart and Peter apologizes for his previous "derogatory statements" toward Ethan.

The pair get distracted and end up getting stuck in the queue for the border crossing into Mexico. Because Peter is clearly not an experienced cannabis smoker, his erratic behaviour causes the border official (Paul Renteria) to become suspicious of them, despite Ethan’s attempts to deceive the official into thinking his glazed eyes are caused by glaucoma. The border officer orders Ethan to cut the engine and hand over the keys to the car. As the official goes to confer with his colleague, Ethan calmly takes the pot of ashes and Sonny, and walks away from the car, leaving Peter to be interrogated by the official and his colleague (Marco Rodriguez) and told, "You attempted to transport drugs across a national border. Dude, that’s some serious shit."

In a further twist, Ethan shows up and rescues Peter in a daring escape involving a police chase and several counts of criminal damage, nicely summed up by Peter: "How many laws did we just break?" To repay Ethan for his daring rescue, Peter drives to the Grand Canyon so that Ethan can scatter the ashes. To reflect the poignant mood, Peter decides to confess to his earlier abandonment of Ethan, and Ethan reciprocates by telling Peter that he had his wallet all along, essentially meaning that all the preceding events were unnecessary: He had kept it in order to compel Peter into accompanying him. After initially being furious at this, Peter decides to prioritise, and at long last the companions arrive at the hospital just in time to see the birth of Rosie Highman. Due to blood loss, Peter collapses, and comes round to find that Ethan cut the umbilical cord.

The film ends with Peter, wife, and baby watching an episode of the Charlie Sheen comedy series "Two and a Half Men", with a guest appearance by — guess who — Ethan Tremblay! (the show having been Ethan’s reason for becoming an actor).


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Scott Budnick known as executive producer
  • Susan Downey known as executive producer
  • Joseph Garner known as associate producer
  • Daniel Goldberg known as producer
  • Todd Phillips known as producer
  • Thomas Tull known as executive producer
  • Jeffrey Wetzel known as co-producer
  • David Witz known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Robert Downey Jr. known as Peter Highman
  • Zach Galifianakis known as Ethan Tremblay / Ethan Chase / Stu
  • Michelle Monaghan known as Sarah Highman
  • Jamie Foxx known as Darryl
  • Juliette Lewis known as Heidi
  • Danny McBride known as Lonnie
  • RZA known as Airport Screener
  • Matt Walsh known as TSA Agent
  • Brody Stevens known as Limo Driver
  • Jakob Ulrich known as Patrick
  • Naiia Ulrich known as Alex
  • Todd Phillips known as Barry
  • Bobby Tisdale known as Carl
  • Sharon Morris known as Airport X-Ray
  • Nathalie Fay known as Flight Attendant
  • Emily Wagner known as Flight Attendent
  • Steven M. Gagnon known as Air Marshall
  • Paul Renteria known as Border Guard
  • Marco Rodríguez known as Federali Agent
  • Mimi Kennedy known as Sarah's Mom
  • Tymberlee Hill known as New Mother
  • Keegan Michael Key known as New Father (as Keegan-Michael Key)
  • Aaron Lustig known as Dr. Greene
  • Jon Cryer known as Alan Harper
  • Charlie Sheen known as Charlie Harper
  • Haji Abdullah known as Airport Passenger (uncredited)
  • Cesar Aguirre known as Airline Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Ambler known as TSA Agent (uncredited)
  • Charley Barksdale known as Flight Passenger (uncredited)
  • James Belyeu known as Airport Passenger (uncredited)
  • Tina Borek known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Shannon Brinson known as Airport Passenger (uncredited)
  • Peter Choi known as Orderly (uncredited)
  • Frances Cobb known as Airport Traveller (uncredited)
  • Kennith Edwards known as Business Traveler (uncredited)
  • Howard Fine known as Himself (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tony Folden known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
  • Gilbert Galon known as Airport Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Joseph Harold known as Private Johnson (uncredited)
  • Cyrah Hawkins known as Orderly (uncredited)
  • Barry Hopkins known as Airport Patron (uncredited)
  • Grant Blanks Kristol known as Airport Car Rental Customer (uncredited)
  • Chris Labadie known as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Erica LaRose known as Hitchhiker (uncredited)
  • Sarah Reagin known as Airport Security Agent (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Lay'Na Anderson known as additional makeup artist
  • Merribelle Anderson known as key hair stylist
  • Jennifer Bell known as hair department head
  • John Blake known as makeup artist: Robert Downey Jr.
  • Richard Boggs known as hair stylist
  • Vanessa Davis known as hair stylist
  • LaLette Littlejohn known as makeup artist: Jamie Foxx
  • Yvette Meely known as additional hair stylist
  • Joseph Regina known as makeup artist
  • Keith Sayer known as co-department head makeup
  • Janeen Schreyer known as makeup department head
  • Christopher Trujillo known as makeup artist
  • Dawn Turner known as hair stylist
  • Dionne Wynn known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Bil Barnes known as set dresser (as Bil 'Horndogger' Barnes)
  • Mychael Bates known as property master
  • David D. Baumann known as second unit property master
  • Ted Boonthanakit known as storyboard artist
  • Lance Cheatham known as set dresser
  • Courtney Cocherell known as set decoration coordinator
  • Sage Emmett Connell known as on-set dresser: second unit
  • Doug Crawford known as propmaker
  • Brendon Crigler known as set dresser
  • Jack Evans known as buyer
  • Jeremy Farlow known as carpenter
  • Jane Fitts known as graphic designer
  • Carol Francoso known as scenic foreman
  • Keith A. Frutiger known as painter
  • Darren Gibson known as construction foreman
  • Amy Giedraitis known as props
  • Kiel Gookin known as art department production assistant
  • Michael Gowen known as construction buyer
  • Julie Hardin known as set dresser
  • Justin C. Hosp known as set dresser
  • Christopher Isenegger known as art department coordinator
  • Lynn A. Johanson known as paint foreman
  • Charles Kern known as camera scenic
  • Calla Klessig known as assistant art director
  • Tammy S. Lee known as set designer
  • Eliot Levin known as props
  • Eric Luling known as on-set dresser
  • Bryan McBrien known as greens coordinator
  • Jeffrey McMahon known as general foreman construction
  • Gordon McVay known as set dresser
  • Nichole Miller known as painter
  • Ash Minnick known as props
  • Hugh D.G. Moody known as assistant art director
  • David H. Nash known as general foreman: Atlanta
  • Mark Nave known as welder
  • Christopher Neely known as leadman
  • Roderick Nunnally known as paint supervisor
  • Jamie Rama known as illustrator
  • Taraja Ramsess known as set dresser: Atlanta
  • Siobhan Roome known as set designer
  • Alisha Rothman known as props
  • Meghan Ruby known as art department staff assistant
  • John H. Samson known as construction coordinator
  • Erin Santini known as props
  • Erin Santini known as set dresser
  • Kyle Smithers known as art department production assistant
  • Michael P. Sweeney known as assistant property master
  • Jenna Sylvester known as buyer
  • Lawrence Tolle known as props: second unit
  • Chris Windisch Jr. known as laborer (as Chris Windish)
  • Nichole Wleklinski known as set dresser




Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
  • Legendary Pictures (in association with)
  • Green Hat Films

Other Companies:

  • Absolut Video  video assist equipment
  • Albuquerque Studios  stage facilities
  • Boone's Animals for Hollywood  animals supplied by
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Corbis  stock photography
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • EMS Payroll  extras payroll
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Framepool  stock footage
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Movie Movers  office trailer
  • Pacific Studios Inc.  chromatrans background
  • Panavision Remote Systems  camera cranes and dollies
  • Panavision  cameras (as Panavision Hollywood)
  • Paramount Transportation Services  transportation services
  • Prologue Films  main titles designed by
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  modem card rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Scenechronize  production management software
  • Tomkats Catering  catering
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  digital intermediate services (as Motion Picture Imaging)
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

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  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (2010) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Films (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2011) (Greece) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2010) (Finland) (all media)
  • Warner Home Video France (2011) (France) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video France (2011) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Belgium) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Spain) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2012) (Spain) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (UK) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Hong Kong) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Digiscope (visual effects)
  • Kolbeco Productions (visual effects) (as Kolbeco)
  • Method Studios (visual effects) (as Method)

Visual Effects by:

  • Aaron Chiesa known as digital compositor
  • Brian Delmonico known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Traci Duran known as visual effects editor: Method Studios
  • Jason Forster known as compositor
  • Kerry Graham known as visual effects artist
  • Jason Greenblum known as compositing supervisor
  • Shant Jordan known as visual effects artist
  • Jaimie Lee Jota known as visual effects producer: Method Studios
  • Raechel Kasprzak known as production assistant: Method Studios (as Raechel Rowland)
  • Marc Kolbe known as visual effects producer
  • Marc Kolbe known as visual effects supervisor
  • Alexander Lee known as visual effects artist
  • Andy Mower known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Vinh Nguyen known as senior compositor
  • Terron Pratt known as digital effects producer: Digiscope
  • Patrick J. Rodriguez known as previsualization artist
  • Nancey S. Wallis known as digital compositor
  • Stephen Wilson known as visual effects artist: Kolbeco
  • Michael Zavala known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Stephen Ceci known as visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
  • Mai Suzuki known as digital restoration artist (uncredited)
  • Malik Williams known as pipeline technical director (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Finland 31 October 2010 (Night Visions Film Festival)
  • Belgium 3 November 2010
  • Sweden 3 November 2010
  • Argentina 4 November 2010
  • Austria 4 November 2010
  • Chile 4 November 2010
  • Germany 4 November 2010
  • Hungary 4 November 2010
  • Netherlands 4 November 2010
  • Panama 4 November 2010
  • Peru 4 November 2010
  • Russia 4 November 2010
  • Singapore 4 November 2010
  • Switzerland 4 November 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Brazil 5 November 2010
  • Bulgaria 5 November 2010
  • Estonia 5 November 2010
  • Finland 5 November 2010
  • India 5 November 2010
  • Ireland 5 November 2010
  • Lithuania 5 November 2010
  • Mexico 5 November 2010
  • Norway 5 November 2010
  • Philippines 5 November 2010
  • Poland 5 November 2010
  • Romania 5 November 2010
  • Spain 5 November 2010
  • UK 5 November 2010
  • USA 5 November 2010
  • Uruguay 5 November 2010
  • France 10 November 2010
  • Switzerland 10 November 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Hong Kong 11 November 2010
  • Australia 17 November 2010 (limited)
  • South Korea 24 November 2010
  • Australia 25 November 2010
  • New Zealand 25 November 2010
  • Turkey 26 November 2010
  • Egypt 1 December 2010
  • Portugal 1 December 2010
  • Greece 2 December 2010
  • Israel 2 December 2010
  • Malaysia 2 December 2010
  • Slovenia 2 December 2010
  • Indonesia 10 December 2010
  • Denmark 6 January 2011
  • Italy 21 January 2011
  • Japan 22 January 2011

MPAA: Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content



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