Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a rebellious daughter, twin sons, and a half-dead dog, he's also got a nice job with the city in New Jersey. He's a mass transit engineer. But one day Arlo is fired so he must try to get another job. He finds a similar one to his old one, except it's in Boise, Idaho. Sounds good to Arlo, so he can finally get away from his insane neighbor who has a lawn mower the size of Pennsylvania. Only problem, how to break it to the family? The decision is soon made: they're moving. Now they've got to sell their house which has hilarious results, so now they need to get movers. Two former cons now movers show up with King Kong Bundy. Now, they gotta find a new house in Idaho. They soon find their dream house, so they return to New Jersey and head off to Boise. Arlo hires a man (Dana Carvey) to drive his SAAB to Idaho, not knowing he's a man of eight personalities. And if that isn't bad enough, their new house is not what they expected, and ...Written by
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Cornell Crawford (Randy Quaid) wears a Hank Williams Jr. T-shirt in every scene he appears in. See more »
The moving van, as it careens into the street where the Pear's house is located, tramples a small red tricycle, then drags it along. A wire can be seen pulling the smashed tricycle up alongside the wheel housing of the van, holding it in place. See more »
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Disappointing Vehicle From Richard Pryor.
Mass transit engineer Richard Pryor gets a dream job in Boise, Idaho, but he is in New Jersey. Thus he has to move his family in this silly and disappointing would-be-laugh-a-minute-fest. Pryor seems old and tired in this one and he just does not seem the same without Gene Wilder around. Randy Quaid and Dana Carvey try to add supporting turns, but neither dominates the action the way they should. A poor film and a real disappointment. 2 stars out of 5.
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