Down and Derby

Synopsis: Down and Derby is a family comedy about a small town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. On the outside, Phil Davis is the typical dad and friendly neighbor. On the inside, he is unresolved and at a breaking point with his childhood rival, Ace Montana. Desperate for the elusive first place, Phil sees his son's Pinewood Derby race as a breakthrough opportunity to beat Ace, who also has a Cub Scout son. Surrounded by more overzealous dads in the same cul-de-sac, they all disregard the event's ideals and completely take over the design, planning and construction of the cars. In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal. Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. Wives, families and jobs are ignored with extreme consequences. The farce reaches comical and outrageous levels when in the end, t
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Eric Hendershot
Production: Freestyle Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Are you kidding?

I am... I am so up for this, Larry.

I am ready.


Look, we're going to meet

on this tomorrow, 4:00.

I'll be there Larry.

And thank you so much.

And I will not let you down.

This is really gonna be fun.

Now, don't forget,

you're supposed to do it

with your dad's supervision.

The instructions

are in the box, okay?

And then, there's gonna be

a big race at the rec center

for all the scouts.

Okay, who wants

an ice cream sandwich?

I do! I do!

Ah, everybody.

Ah, this is gonna be cool.


Don't even waste your time

making a car.

Me and my dad

are gonna win this thing.

What was that, A.J.?

Oh, nothing, Mrs. Davis.

I was just saying how much fun

the Pinewood Derby's gonna be.


" Down and derby."


" Well, it's gettin'

on down and derby."


" Well, it's gettin'

on down and derby."

Oh, Dad!



Look... we're gonna be

in the Pinewood Derby.

You're supposed

to help me make it.


Oh, wow, that's, uh...

it's cool, huh?

Yeah, that's really...


Son, this is gonna be so fun.

I remember doing this

when I was a kid.

Hey, um, Brady,

did all the kids

get one of these?


Mom gave them to us.

Uh-huh, yeah.

Oh, that's so great.

Hey, should be fun

for the kids, huh?


Who do you think

you're kiddin', Ace?

Yeah, okay.

Hey, Dad, look what I got.

It's a new Pinewood Derby car!

Get in the house, Danny.

Give me the car, Dad.

I've got the car,

just get in the house.

But Dad...

Danny, get your little butt

in the house, go on.

Why don't you go inside, son.

Brady, go see...

if your mom needs help

with dinner.

All right.

N-n-no, I-I-I...

I've got this.

I've got it.

It's okay, it's safe with me.

Go on.

Can you have it here

first thing in the morning?

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