Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Jon Aldrich (Selleck) has a solid job on the Chicago Stock Exchange, a spacious home, lovely wife (Crewson), two kids and a dog. Then, one day, his perfect life is thrown into chaos: while he's visiting his sick mother (Jackson) in Florida, the FBI invades his office to investigate insider trading, freezing his private account in the process. No money means no nursing care for Mom, but worse is to come when Jon visits his senile father (Ameche), who burns down his own home in a fit of forgetfulness. All Mom and Dad want is a swift journey to that trailer park in the sky, and when Jon is enlisted to help their (abortive) suicide attempts, a series of signposted accidents leaves him sans sight, toe and testicle. Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

By: CM


Release details

106 mins

Cast and crew

Ted Kotcheff
Robert Klane
Tom Selleck
Don Ameche
Anne Jackson
Christine Ebersole
Wendy Crewson
Robert Pastorelli
Michael Murphy
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