A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. To add more complication, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal. Written by
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Interior shots of the Miami Herald office building were actually shot at the Miami Herald. The crew ran over a few hours, but were allowed to stay because of Dave Barry, then a columnist for the Herald, who wrote the book the movie is based upon. See more »
When Snake shoots at Eliot and Anna through the gate window, he shoots only the top window out. When Eliot runs out to catch the plane, he leaves though the bottom window, which is supposed to be intact. See more »
You can stay.
[about the muggers]
They took all my money.
It's okay. Free beer.
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Its been a while since a movie has made me laugh out loud... at home... on DVD without the help of a theater audience to provide a helpful laugh track... but this Dave Barry adaptation did it. The wildly slapstick script keeps its wildly varied cast hopping... and hopping admirably! Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Zooey Deschanel, Ben Foster, Stanley Tucci, Janeane Garafalo, Dennis Farina... heck, the entire ensemble is so good that I would gladly sign on for a sequel... hey Mr. Sonnenfeld, welcome back to funny!
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