A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Director:

Albert Brooks

Writers:

Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson (as Monica Johnson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... David Howard
Julie Hagerty ... Linda Howard
Sylvia Farrel Sylvia Farrel ... Receptionist
Tina Kincaid Tina Kincaid ... Model
Candy Ann Brown ... David's Secretary
Maggie Roswell ... Patty
Hans Wagner Hans Wagner ... Hans (voice)
Brandy Rubin Brandy Rubin ... Paul Dunn's Secretary
Michael Greene Michael Greene ... Paul Dunn
Tom Tarpey ... Brad Tooley
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes ... Security Guard
Raynold Gideon ... Ray
John Di Fusco John Di Fusco ... Motorcyclist
Michael Cornelison ... Front Desk Clerk
Radu Gavor Radu Gavor ... Bellman
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Storyline

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives travelling around America...in a Winnebago! (This is a kind of large, luxurious mobile home which suits a 1980's yuppie more than the counterculture dropout approach of Easy Rider.) His idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong. Written by Reid Gagle

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Comedy

Certificate:

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A the end of the cross-country trip, Albert Brooks had about four hours of material that had to be sifted for what looked best and most matched the song lyrics, then edited down into a montage lasting only several minutes. See more »

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When the characters are supposedly arriving in New York, it can be clearly seen from the position of the Empire State Building that they are travelling the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

David Howard: I'm insane and responsible. This is a potent combination.
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Connections

Referenced in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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It's You Alone
Performed by Gail Davies
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of Brooks' funniest films; the ultimate road trip!
11 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

LOST IN AMERICA (1985) ***1/2 Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Garry Marshall. Hysterically funny film by Brooks about his character, David Howard, a yuppie who loses his job after his dream of a promotion falls through as an ad exec and decides to take his scatter-brained wife (Hagerty) cross country a la "Easy Rider" but in a Winnebago but gets seriously side-tracked in Las Vegas. Brooks has never been finer and gives the ultimate scene in cinema's history of being fired and quitting at the same time!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost in America See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$154,877, 17 March 1985

Gross USA:

$10,179,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,179,000
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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