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.
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The movie was released in 1970 and is set in that time period. As the flight approaches New York City near the beginning of the film there is a broad shot of lower Manhattan; The World Trade Center is not seen, so the footage was clearly filmed before the World Trade Center was built. The construction on the WTC towers began in 1968, and should be visible as the Kellermans overfly the site. See more
[Since Murray the mugger made off with the key, George can't open his locked suitcase
Can't you break it open with a knife?
Do you know what that suitcase is called, huh? "Diplomatic Courier." It's for couriers with important papers for diplomats. Can't get it open with a hand grenade!
How about a locksmith?
In 17 minutes? He'd have to feed me and shave me while he's opening the suitcase. Well, it's the last time that I buy good luggage, I tell you. Never again. Never again!
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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
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