Down and Derby - Hilarious Pinewood Derby Movie on DVD
Family Fun that Every Mom, Dad, and Scout Will Enjoy!
" The most enjoyable live-action family film since holes"
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post
" A fun family comedy with solid life lessons."
- Michael Jamusonis, Providence Journal
" A simple pleasure from start to finish."
- Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
This special scouting edition DVD includes the following bonus materials:
- Special introduction with the Pinewood Derby history.
- Interview with Don Murphy, Pinewood Derby founder.
- Video description of a typical Pinewood Derby race.
- Photo coverage of the Hollywood Premier.
- Four Deleted scenes
- Free - Limited edition collector's patch!
Starring Greg Germann, Lauren Holly and Pat Morita
Running Time - 90 minutes PG Rating (MPAA)
This comedy pokes fun at the parents who go to any length to compete with one another through their children.
A social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to beauty pageants to science fairs.
Ever since the fifth grade, Phil Davis and Ace Montana were competitors but Ace has always come out on top.
Ace is the perennial winner while Phil's best attempts to win continue to fall short.
Now with children of their own, they find themselves in familiar competitive situations.
On the heels of his son's defeat to Ace's son in the city league basketball championship, Phil is more determined than ever to end his streak of losses to his childhood rival.
The next day, news of the upcoming Pinewood Derby race is announced and Phil's son, Brady, races from his Pack meeting to solicit his dad's help.
Desperate for a win, Phil sees this event as his chance to finally beat Ace, whose son is also a Cub Scout.
Surrounded by overzealous dads in the same neighborhood, they go all out to build the fastest car in the world.
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 in their quest for the ultimate Pinewood Derby car.
In the end, the farce reaches comical and outrageous levels with a surprise twist that will have you on the edge of your seat!
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Tips & Hints
Lighter wheels turn easier (they require less inertia). Lighten your wheels, as much as your Rules allow, which will give you a fast start out of the gate and faster speed down the track.
When lubing your wheels and axles, shoot graphite powder into the wheel bore, spin your wheels, and repeat. Do this over newspaper in your garage or outside the house.
Wood filler is your best friend when it comes to building a pinewood derby car. Use wood filler to fill holes, gouges and other cutting mistakes. You can even use it to add a bubble, racer cockpit, spoiler, etc.
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