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Moving (1988)

R | | Comedy | 4 March 1988 (USA)
Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arlo Pear
... Monica Pear
... Casey Pear
Raphael Harris ... Marshall Pear
Ishmael Harris ... Randy Pear
... Frank / Cornall Crawford
Tony Rolan ... Parking Attendant
Claire Malis ... Helen Fredericks
... Roy Hendersen
Jason Marin ... Paperboy
... Natalie (as Traci Lin)
Will Gill Jr. ... Security Guard
... Kevin
... Simon Eberhart
... Gary Marcus
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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 Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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$10,815,378
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Trivia

Richard Pryor's last solo starring vehicle. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cornell Crawford: Well choke my chicken! Your name's Pear right? You lived next door to Frank, am I right?
Arlo Pear: Yeah.
Cornell Crawford: Small world ain't it?
Arlo Pear: Too small.
Cornell Crawford: Frank says you're a real asshole and if you fuck with me, I'll kill you, you understand?
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Crazy Credits

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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Spoofs The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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Moving
Written, Performed and Produced by Ollie E. Brown
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pryor's second funniest movie!
6 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

this movie is very funny. it's second only to see no evil hear no evil for richard pryor's funniest movie. i have watched moving since 1989. i never really get tired of it.

everything that could go wrong while moving does for pryor in this movie,and more. it's an hilarious movie. i give moving *** out of ****


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