Down and Derby (2005)



Critic Consensus: Dull, predictable family fare.

Movie Info

A handful of men begin behaving like children when their kids enter a Boy Scout competition in this family-friendly comedy. Ever since he was in fifth grade, Phil Davis (Greg Germann) has been coming in second place to Ace Montana (Marc Raymond) whenever they've been in some sort of competition together, and now that Phil and Ace are both middle-aged fathers, history seems to repeat itself when Brady (Adam Hicks), Phil's son, loses the city junior basketball championship to a team featuring … More

Rating: PG (for some crude humor and brief mild language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Hendershot
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 24, 2006
Box Office: $43.9k
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as Phil Davis

as Kim Davis

as Brady Davis

as Big Jimmy

as Angel Scaldoni

as Danny Scaldoni

as Blaine Moosman

as Charlotte Moosman

as Ace Montana

as Teri Montana

as A.J. Montana

as Kyosho Yakimoto

as Kyosho's Son

as Claude's Son

as Larry Savage

as Young Phil

as Young Ace

as Young Blaine

as Young Blaine

as Young Big Jimmy

as Himself

as Announcer

as Disqualified Dad #1

as Cade Matthews

as Disqualified Dad #2

as Cole Johnson

as Dental Assistant #1

as Dental Assistant #2

as Dental Patient #1

as Dental Patient #2

as Dental Patient #3

as Motorcycle Delivery ...

as Referee #1

as Referee #2

as Neighborhood Cub Sco...

as Neighborhood Cub Sco...

as Scaldoni Daughter

as Shaquille the Dog

as Champ the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Down and Derby

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

It's all about these fathers and how crazy they are.

Full Review… | April 18, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Typical for this type of family-skewing comedy, performances vacillate between engagingly broad and annoyingly overstated.

Full Review… | April 15, 2005
Top Critic

A cute family feature about the competitive little boy in every dad.

Full Review… | April 15, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Crammed with charmless characters and/or hammy performances.

April 15, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Down and Derby has the look and feel of something that might turn up on a cable channel devoted to 'family-friendly' entertainment, where it might find a greater audience.

April 15, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Down and Derby is amusing enough to make a bit of money at the box office and become a shelf-stable DVD for years to come.

Full Review… | April 15, 2005
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Down and Derby

Jay Hutchinson

Super Reviewer


The intensely competitive world of Pine Derby Racing is examined. In this kid-friendly tale of three fathers and the obsession of competition. That not only threatens their sanity, but their families as well.

Very cliched, almost to the point of parody. But, it is fun to watch.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

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