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Don't Make Me Go — release date, cast, plot, first looks, trailer and all about the emotional road trip movie

Don't Make Me Go on Prime Video is bound to bring on the tears.
Don't Make Me Go on Prime Video is bound to bring on the tears. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Don’t Make Me Go on Prime Video sees a single father with a terminal illness take his daughter on a final road trip across America. 

Star Trek actor John Cho plays protective father Max, who discovers he has a terminal disease. Determined to squeeze everything he will miss out on with his daughter Wally (Mia Isaac) into the time he has left, he convinces the reluctant teen to join him on a trip from California to New Orleans for a college reunion. But little does Wally know that Max has one last trick up his sleeve. 

So here’s everything you need to know about Prime Video's beautiful but heart-wrenching movie Don't Make Me Go

There's plenty of father/daughter bonding in Don't Make Me Go.

There's plenty of father/daughter bonding in Don't Make Me Go. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Don’t Make Me Go release date 

The movie Don’t Make Me Go will premiere worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on Friday July 15 2022. 

The Don't Make Me Go poster.

The Don't Make Me Go poster. (Image credit: Prime Video)

 Is there a trailer for Don't Make Me Go?

Yes Prime Video has released a trailer for Don't Make Me Go. Be warned, if the trailer is anything to go by, you’ll need plenty of tissues at the ready to mop up the tears! Take a look below...

Don’t Make Me Go plot 

In Don't Make Me Go, single father Max has brought up his daughter Wally alone since her mother left them many years ago. Now she’s a teen, he and Wally don’t always see eye-to-eye but their bond is unbreakable. When Max is told he has a terminal disease he decides to cram all the love and support he would give Wally over the years into the little time he has left. 

And first up is a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion. Wally can’t think of anything worse than spending her summer in a car with her annoying dad, but Max convinces her with the promise of long-awaited driving lessons. However, Wally has no idea that Max is planning to reunite her with her estranged mother. 

The Don't Make Me Go road trip will be emotional!

The Don't Make Me Go road trip will be emotional! (Image credit: Prime Video)

Don’t Make Me Go cast — John Cho as dying father Max

John Cho is playing protective yet goofy single dad Max in Don’t Make Me Go. He’s probably best known for his role as Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek movies. He’s also had roles in American Pie: The Wedding, Grey’s Anatomy, Kitchen Confidential and Ugly Betty. More recently he’s starred in the TV series The Exorcist, Difficult People and Cowboy Bebop

It's Karaoke time for John Cho as Max in Don't Make Me Go.

It's Karaoke time for John Cho as Max in Don't Make Me Go. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Mia Isaac as Wally 

Relative newcomer Mia Isaac plays Max’s teenage daughter who finds her dad adorable and irritating in equal measure. She appeared in the TV movie Lovestruck and is starring in the upcoming film Not Okay with Zoey Deutch.

Mia Isaac as Wally in Don't Make Me Go.

Mia Isaac as Wally in Don't Make Me Go. (Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Who else is starring?

Other cast in Don't Make Me Go includes Descendants actor Mitchell Hope, Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Divorce and What We Do in the Shadows), Stefania LaVie Owen (Running Wilde, Messiah) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins, The Maze Runner). 

Nicholas Cannon
Nicholas Cannon

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.