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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.

Director:

Alan Metter

Writer:

Andy Breckman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Arlo Pear
Beverly Todd ... Monica Pear
Stacey Dash ... Casey Pear
Raphael Harris ... Marshall Pear
Ishmael Harris Ishmael Harris ... Randy Pear
Randy Quaid ... Frank / Cornall Crawford
Tony Rolan Tony Rolan ... Parking Attendant
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Helen Fredericks
John Wesley ... Roy Hendersen
Jason Marin Jason Marin ... Paperboy
Traci Lind ... Natalie (as Traci Lin)
Will Gill Jr. Will Gill Jr. ... Security Guard
Don Franklin ... Kevin
Gordon Jump ... Simon Eberhart
Dave Thomas ... Gary Marcus
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Storyline

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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The movie that packs lots of laughs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moving - Rückwärts ins Chaos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,022,782, 6 March 1988

Gross USA:

$10,815,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,815,378
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Yars' Revenge and Gremlins are among the Atari games for sale at the Pear family's yard sale. See more »

Goofs

Also in the dream sequence, Arlo has a full beard, even though in the actual movie, his sideburns are shaved off. See more »

Quotes

Arlo Pear: I gave him the wrong goddamn finger!
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs North by Northwest (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Salty Dog
Performed by The George Lewis Band of New Orleans
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Scant Laughs
6 August 1999 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

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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