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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When Arlo's Saab is brought back, there is a car door from a police car attached to the bumper with the words "GO POLICE" visible. The font and color are the same as the Chicago Police Department, used at the time of filming. See more »
Also in the dream sequence, Arlo has a full beard, even though in the actual movie, his sideburns are shaved off. See more »
Casey, where did you find this man? Is there an asshole convention in town?
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The movie's opening title consist of the words speeding in from the right of the screen and crashing together before straightening out at the end. See more »
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One in a string of latter-day disappointments from Richard Pryor, "Moving" suffers most of all from an extremely weak script. It's a hodge-podge of half-baked comic ideas that are rarely taken to their potentially hilarious conclusion. Pryor looks trapped and ill-at-ease as a family man. Randy Quaid has some choice moments as the menacing "neighbor from hell," but Dana Carvey's part as a schizoid who applies to drive Pryor's car to his new location is too brief and under-developed.
There are a few laughs, but you'll more than likely be left wanting more than you'll get here. "Silver Streak," "Stir Crazy," or any of Pryor's concert films have MUCH more laughs than this film here.
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