Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

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Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a rebellious daughter, twin sons, and a half-dead dog, he's also got a nice job with the city in New Jersey. He's a mass transit engineer. But one day Arlo is fired so he must try to get another job. He finds a similar one to his old one, except it's in Boise, Idaho. Sounds good to Arlo, so he can finally get away from his insane neighbor who has a lawn mower the size of Pennsylvania. Only problem, how to break it to the family? The decision is soon made: they're moving. Now they've got to sell their house which has hilarious results, so now they need to get movers. Two former cons now movers show up with King Kong Bundy. Now, they gotta find a new house in Idaho. They soon find their dream house, so they return to New Jersey and head off to Boise. Arlo hires a man (Dana Carvey) to drive his SAAB to Idaho, not knowing he's a man of eight personalities. And if that isn't bad enough, their new house is not what they expected, and ... Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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When Arlo's Saab is brought back there is a car door from a police car attached to the bumper with the words "GO POLICE" visible. The font and color are the same as the Chicago Police dept. used at the time of filming. See more »

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As the Pears are moving, one of the movers mentions that it is Mardi Gras time. Mardi Gras takes place in the winter. However, both New Jersey and Idaho appear to be experiencing a curiously warm winter since all of the people are wearing summer-type clothing and all of the lawns are green. See more »

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Cornell Crawford: What the fuck are you doing?
Arlo Pear: I want you to take this big red motherfucker and put it back in your garage, you understand you son of a bitch? And go to the store and get a human sized mower!
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Spoofs Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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LOTS OF LAUGHS
5 November 1998 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie is silly as hell, but if you watch it just for laughs it's very good. There are some nice cameo appearances, especially Dana Carvey and Randy Quaid, that make this worth checking out. Don't expect any kind of blockbuster, cause it's not. But for a good laugh be sure and check it.


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