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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In the opening dream sequence, Arlo throws Frank through the wall of the garage, leading to a white padded dojo. The shelving that appears on the wall when Frank crashes through it disappears when Arlo jumps over to the next room. See more »

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Woman: Excuse me, does your dog bite?
Arlo Pear: Ma'am, that dog hasn't farted since March '78.
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Spoofs Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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Performed by The George Lewis Band of New Orleans
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Wonderful Laughs
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Moving (1988)

*** (out of 4)

All hell breaks loose after Richard Pryor loses his job and must move his family from NJ to Boise, ID. I remember seeing this in the theater back when it was released and since then it's always been a personal favorite, although I probably haven't seen it in at least seven or eight years. I personally feel that Pryor was the funniest man I've ever seen do stand up but the majority of his features never captured the magic that he could bring to stand up. However stupid this movie is, I still find it quite funny. I'm not sure what it is about this movie but it makes me laugh and keeps a smile on my face throughout. Randy Quaid, Rodney Dangerfield and Dana Carvey are very funny in their small roles as well.


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