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Listen... I'm only gonna say this once. I'm a special officer. You have to get me to the corner of 83rd and Aviation in 10 minutes... otherwise, two wonderful people that I know are gonna die.
Well, climb on in here, Slim.
[enters the truck's cab]
Whew! Thank you.
Well, let's just see how fast this son-of-a-bitch'll go!
[the psycho Cowboy truck driver starts up the tanker truck and suddenly begins slaming into all the parked cars in the traffic jam!]
Hold on tight to your saddle horn, ...
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This film is an all-time movie classic. Candy shines in this clumsy romp with the laughs flowing thick and fast. The all-star cast shows the obvious appeal of the script and doesn't fail to deliver in a film that appeals to a wide age-range. The plot takes a back seat as the best enjoyment comes from watching the cast deliver and the effervescent John Candy performing at his comedy best. This film has a feel-good factor and the quality of the performance has brought me laughs again and again.
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