Would-be painter Gertrude 'Trudie' Chandler loses her waitress job and boyfriend Nick on Christmas Eve - her only shot not to feel like her family's black sheep. To replace the ideal son-in-law with even hunkier dream-prince, David Martin, she kidnaps him at gunpoint to attend the family holidays in a secluded luxurious log cabin. Crazy lies prevent David from convincing the Chandler family he's not Nick and from escaping. After finally passing a rescue call to his spoiled fiancée, David decides to play the perfect catch to make her undoing worse. Before the police rescue him, he and the family realize they adore each other, the others all prove imperfect, and David and Trudy reassess their relationship after getting to know each other.
She's bringing home the perfect boyfriend...even if it's a federal offense
Did You Know?
Trudie's car is a 1964 Mercury Marauder See more
The movie is set in a cold, winter climate but the store where they stop to buy gas only has a screen door on the front. See more
I'm not crazy. I'm a long way from crazy. Doing one crazy thing does not make a person crazy, though I have to admit this isn't how I expected to be spending my Christmas... and I'm sure it's not how David Martin planned on spending his.
[to David who is walking down a snow-covered road in the middle of nowhere
So, you've been walking for what, about an hour? And you've gone exactly 1.8 miles and the nearest gas station is 20 miles away - you do the math. Look, why don't ...
References Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Written by Leroy Anderson
(uncredited) and Mitchell Parish
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Rebecca Poole See more