George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation. Working for a plastics company, George believes he is a shoo-in for the company's Vice-President of Sales, New York Division job, a position located in New York City. George is looking forward to their future life in New York City, with all the amenities and benefits living in the big city has to offer. For George's 9 am interview, George and Gwen plan on taking a flight that lands in New York at 8 pm the evening before, which gives them time for dinner at New York's finest restaurant, The Four Seasons, and a comfortable night's stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before the interview. But nothing on this trip goes according to plan. In fact, what can go wrong, does. Because of circumstances, it even looks as if George may miss his...
When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.
Did You Know?
Robert Evans of Paramount originally offered the film to producer William Castle. A very serious attack of kidney stones caused Castle to miss out on the opportunity. See more
In one shot in Central Park (as George and Gwen walk uphill into the trees just before they spot the crying Hispanic boy) and as they leave Central Park onto Central Park West, the shadow of the camera is clearly visible. In the earlier scene, the shadow follows with them until the camera turns and moves alongside them. See more
Here, look, look! Car!
[a car approaches
Hey! Help! Help!
[the car drives past them barely hitting George
Ow! I hope you get in trouble someday!
There are two different available versions of this film. One which is shown on television (American Movie Classics), features music in certain spots of the movie, and the title song is the theme used in the night driving scenes in the picture. The other version, on home video, features slighly different songs through the picture and a title song which is used at the end in all versions. See more