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Moving (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  4 March 1988 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael Harris ...
Marshall Pear
Ishmael Harris ...
Randy Pear
Frank / Cornall Crawford
Tony Rolan ...
Parking Attendant
Claire Malis ...
Helen Fredericks
Roy Hendersen
Jason Marin ...
Natalie (as Traci Lin)
Will Gill Jr. ...
Security Guard
Simon Eberhart
Gary Marcus


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 <>

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4 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$10,815,378 (USA)

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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 »


The moving van, as it careens into the street where the Pear's house is located, tramples a small red tricycle, then drags it along. A wire can be seen pulling the smashed tricycle up alongside the wheel housing of the van, holding it in place. See more »


Loan broker: Everything is OK. Your application is fine. But right now, I can't give you any money.
Arlo Pear: When *can* you give us the money?
Loan broker: Mr. Pear, are you a gambling man?
Arlo Pear: No, I'm not!
Loan broker: Well, you are now. Look, I'm gonna level with you people. I just bet a big chunk of the bank's money on Hannah Blue in the 7th at Hallmark Downs.
Arlo Pear: That's embezzlement!
Loan broker: That's right. And that's exactly what I've been doing here for 22 years. But I'll tell ya, this horse can't lose. You'll get your money for the house. This horse ...
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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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