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Lost in America (1985)

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A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

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Sylvia Farrel ...
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Tina Kincaid ...
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David's Secretary
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Patty
Hans Wagner ...
Hans (voice)
Brandy Rubin ...
Paul Dunn's Secretary
Michael Greene ...
Paul Dunn
Tom Tarpey ...
Brad Tooley
Robert Hughes ...
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Raynold Gideon ...
Ray
John Di Fusco ...
Motorcyclist
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Front Desk Clerk
Radu Gavor ...
Bellman
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Storyline

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives travelling around America...in a Winnebago! (This is a kind of large, luxurious mobile home which suits a 1980's yuppie more than the counterculture dropout approach of Easy Rider.) His idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong. Written by Reid Gagle

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22 August 1985 (Argentina)  »

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Lost in America  »

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The name of the casino resort where the Howards stay and lose all their money was "The Desert Inn". This is actually a real-life casino-resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. See more »

Goofs

In the final montage, between Newnan, Georgia (where David tosses the map out the window), and the approach to Atlanta, there is a shot of a water tower shaped like a giant peach. They would likely pass this water tower on their journey, but it is located in Gaffney, South Carolina, and not southwest of Atlanta as implied. See more »

Quotes

Linda Howard: [repeated line, at the roulette table] Twenty-two, twenty-two, come on back to me, come on back to me!
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It's You Alone
Performed by Gail Davies
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A wake up call for all Americans!!
6 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Be prepared, Albert Brooks's humor is ULTRA DRY. I found myself loving this flick before I was really old enough to. This movie addresses the reality of the happy couple, born 35+ years ago, now trapped in the Rat Race for the rest of their working days. They work for the owners of their company, for the government paying taxes, and for the bank paying off a mortgage and credit cards. A wake up call for all Americans!!!


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