Cas and Dylan is a 2013 Canadian comedy-drama film, directed by Jason Priestley from a screenplay by Jessie Gabe. It stars Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany, Jayne Eastwood, Aaron Poole, Corinne Conley, and Eric Peterson. The film had its world premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival on September 16, 2013. It was released on April 4, 2014, by Pacific Northwest Pictures.
Dr. Cas Pepper is a 61-year-old man, a self-proclaimed loner, and terminally ill. Dylan is a 22-year-old woman, a social misfit, and an aspiring writer. She is currently living with her boyfriend, Bobby. Cas reluctantly agrees to give Dylan Morgan a short lift to her home. Cas accidentally strikes Bobby with his car and finds himself a fugitive from the law.
Cas and Dylan take off on a drive across Canada. Dylan is eager to help Cas deal with his own case of writer's block. Cas has been contemplating suicide, had wanted to take a one-trip drive towards the west, and had planned to leave behind a suicide note. But the writer's block prevents him from coming up with anything to write.
Cas and Dylan jointly experience an adventure which opens their eyes to some of life's lessons, both big and small.Tatiana Maslany as Dylan Morgan
Richard Dreyfuss as Dr. Cass Pepper
Aaron Poole as Steve
Eric Peterson as Jack
Natalie Radford as Susan Crosby
Christopher Cordell as Bobby
Corinne Conley as Rose
Jayne Eastwood as Hotel Receptionist
In March 2012, it was announced that Jason Priestley would direct the film in his directorial debut, from a screenplay by Jessie Gabe, with Tatiana Maslany attached to star in the film, and with Mark Montefiore producing the film. In August 2012, it was announced that Richard Dreyfuss had been cast in the film as Dr. Cas Pepper.
Principal photography began in late summer and early fall of 2012 in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Additional scenes were filmed in Calgary, Alberta.
The film had its world premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival on September 16, 2013. It was released in Canada on April 4, 2014. In November 2014, Entertainment One acquired U.S distribution rights to the film. The film was released through video on demand on April 17, 2015 prior to a limited release on May 1, 2015.
Cas and Dylan received negative reviews from film critics. It holds a 31% "Rotten" rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 32 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "Generally unfavorable reviews".