Harris K Telemacher is a 'wacky weekend weatherman' for a local Los Angeles television station who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliche ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative Freeway sign, Harris embarks on a journey through Los Angeles in pursuit of Sarah, an English reporter who has been sent to the City of Angels to research an article for the London Times. Written by
Something funny is happening in L.A.
Did You Know?
While Harris (Steve Martin
) and Sara (Victoria Tennant
) visit the graveyard, Harris reveals to Sara the tombstone of Shakespeare. This foreshadows their encounter with the gravedigger (Rick Moranis
) and resulting conversation which is a spoof of Shakespeare's play Hamlet (Act 5, Scene 1). See more
As Sarah tells Harris of her weekend plans with her ex-husband, her hands change position on the car door between shots. See more
Let your mind go and your body will follow.
Just before the credits begin, the freeway sign flashes the message, "WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO IS DIRECT" See more
References The Maltese Falcon
On Your Shore
Written by Enya
, Roma Ryan
and Nicky Ryan
Performed by Enya
Courtesy of WEA Records Limited / Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more