It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare presided over by the story's author, Jean Shepherd, in hilariously unconvincing movie makeup. Ralph's dad hardly can wait for the family's upcoming fishing vacation in Michigan at the movie title's resort but will have to drive their old car through a sea of troubles to get there. Fuzzhead the dog runs away and joins a wealthy family, to the consternation of Mom, who patiently handles über-whiner little-brother Randy and buys a whirligig as consolation.
6 August 1988 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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The Parkers' car is a 1946-1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster. See more
At the beginning of the movie, when the mother is making breakfast, a Crock Pot can be seen on a shelf. Crock Pots were not invented until 1971. See more
[Randy desperately has to go to the bathroom
Mom, I can't undo my knot; I have to go!
Ralph, would you help your brother?
For crying out loud! OK, runt, let's go!
The version shown on the Disney Channel edits out the part where the man at the junk store talks about starting his business with a Mexican made out of bread dough. See more
References Lassie Come Home