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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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Taglines:

On the New Jersey Turnpike, no one can hear you scream. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Arlo's Saab is brought back, there is a car door from a police car attached to the bumper with the words "GO POLICE" visible. The font and color are the same as the Chicago Police Department, used at the time of filming. 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

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Salty Dog
Performed by The George Lewis Band of New Orleans
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User Reviews

Pretty funny.
20 February 2004 | by triple8See all my reviews

Moving should be rated higher! This movie's premise is great as it turns the act of moving into an absolute hilarity!! Family moves from New Jersey to Boise Idaho! You just know plenty of wacky hijinks are gonna occur!

I really think anyone who has ever experienced moving from one type of place to a completely different one, or anyone who just has had frustrations with moving in general will be able to relate. Nothing offensive about it, just plain good comedy, pretty fun to watch.


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