Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own lives.
Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.
Did You Know?
The television station in the movie is WJZ in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the filming was done in the station located on "TV Hill" in West Baltimore. See more
When Owen Wilson is driving in the PA town a state route sign can be seen. The route number is inside a circle. If he were in PA the route number would be in a keystone. See more
How can you live here without looking for a high place to jump from?
Dropkick Me, Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Published by © 1976 Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. and Black Sheep Music
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