Frustrated with all the minor irritants of the rat-race Richard Jackson decides to buy a goat, disconnect the electricity and become self-sufficient. But will this life be any less annoying?
PLASTIC MONEY... PHONY CREDIT... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! There comes a time where the AMERICAN FAMILY has had it!!! And if that sounds familiar, you've just figured out how to BEAT THE SYSTEM!!!
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Did You Know?
Dick Shawn appears uncredited in the movie as the Jackson's neighbor and family friend Donald, although Shawn was credited in the film's trailer. See more
Where's the money you owe us?
I just took care of it. The check's in the mail.
The title, Check is in the Mail, is used with permission of Dembner Books whose cartoon book with the same title is funny too - but different. See more
The original cut was 91 minutes, but trimmed down to 82 minutes for its theatrical release. Some scenes were cut and replaced with new footage featuring Dick Shawn and Nina Talbot as the Jackson's neighbors, as well as a new scene where we find out Richard had given haircuts to Robin and Danny, hence explaining their different hairstyles. See more