The Debacle

DVD Release: July 1, 2013
The Debacle


Long time friends Vaughn (a devout hypochondriac) and Larry (a hapless and perpetually single romantic) have never bet a challenge they haven’t run from. When a chance encounter with a stranger leads them to their finding themselves transported to an old west town in the 1870s, they’re forces into situations where failure appears to be a foregone conclusion. Terrified by change and even the hint of danger, Vaughn and Larry are given a task that must be completed within two weeks or risk never returning to their modern day reality. Given their built-in limitations, a hilarious series of events ensue as they work to overcome their fears, competing interests and they must do battle with an ill-tempered gunslinger in an effort to return home.

Dove Review

Vaughn and Larry take an adventure that changes their lives forever. They have always walked away from things and people that intimidate them. But they now find themselves thrown into the old west of the 1800s. They have a short time period to help the dear folks of Pumkinville. So they look for a church to help because they believe possibly the pastor there can help them return to their own lives.

The hilarity starts when they face off with the troubles of the town, a crazy young sheriff, a bully trying to take over the town to keep the railroad from coming there and the misunderstandings of the people around them. But as the pastor told them in the sermon about God and Moses, you have to accept responsibility, focus on your goals and never give up. They focus on their new saying of “What would Moses do?”

This is a charming and funny movie that contains some important values about not letting others bully you, how to stand up for yourself without violence and there is no place like being at home in your own living room. We award “The Debacle” the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Oh gosh/gosh dang; "Dear Lord" said as a prayer for help.
Violence: Old west shoot-out but no one is shot; bullying; man hits another on head with gun; sheriff threatens to hang two men.
Drugs: Comments about being given "roofies"; man kidnapped and drugged; people drinking in a saloon.
Nudity: None
Other: A man loses his job after twenty years of service; time travel.


Company: Four80 Vault Films
Director: Ryan Wood
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe