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John Hughes re-works his already over-used formulas from John Hughes, and John Hughes in this bald-faced rip-off directed by Peter Faiman. Ed O'Neill stars as working stiff Dutch Dooley. Dutch is in love with Natalie (JoBeth Williams), who is recovering from a failed marriage to the priggish Reed (Christopher McDonald). Her 13-year-old son Doyle (Ethan Randall) blames Natalie for the break-up of the marriage. Doyle is an effete and snobbish rich kid betraying inflections of William F. Buckley. When he refuses to join his mother for Thanksgiving, Dutch heads off to Doyle's Atlanta boarding school to kidnap him and force him to go on a ride to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his mother. Doyle hates Dutch for his loutish working-class ways, but when the vengeful teenager destroys Dutch's car, the two must join forces to get to Chicago by any means necessary. Along the way the two learn to love and respect each other. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:July 19, 1991

Cast

Ed O'Neill
as Dutch
Ethan Randall
as Doyle
JoBeth Williams
as Natalie
Christopher McDonald
as Reed
Ari Meyers
as Brock
Elizabeth Daily
as Hailey
David James Alexander
as 1st Man
Ross Borden
as 2nd Man
Lisa Figus
as Party Woman
Billy Williams
as Man with Blaster
Kathleen Freeman
as Gritzi
Cedering Fox
as Party Woman
Shelby Leverington
as Party Woman
Kyle Fredericks
as Maid
Laura Brumage
as Party Guest
Will Nipper
as Teddy
Patrika Darbo
as Greasy Spoon Waitress
Ron Payne
as Greasy Spoon Cook
Tom Chatlos
as Customer at Counter
Ina Edell
as Woman at Counter
Warren Rice
as Man at Booth
Mickey Jones
as Truck Driver
Brenda Pickleman
as Motel Waitress
Jerry Darr
as White Man on Bus
Vincent Craig Dupree
as Black Man on Bus
Sam Menning
as Elderly Man
Tracy Connor
as Gas Station Waitress
Theresa Bell
as Grace
Pat Asanti
as Watchman
Barry Doe
as Watchman
Phyllis Franklin
as Yuppie Waitress
J.C. MacKenzie
as Mike Malloy
Ann Hearn
as Riva Malloy
Gene Whittington
as Homeless Father
Jesshaye Callier
as Homeless Child
Jack Murdock
as Homeless Man
Joe Baker
as Party Butler
Tracy Connor
as Gas Station Waitress
Billy Williams
as Man with Blaster
David James Alexander
as 1st Man
Gene Whittington
as Homeless Father
Cedering Fox
as Party Woman
Brenda Pickleman
as Motel Waitress
Ron Payne
as Greasy Spoon Cook
J.C. MacKenzie
as Mike Malloy
Kathleen Freeman
as Gritzi
Vincent Craig Dupree
as Black Man on Bus
Will Nipper
as Teddy
Warren Rice
as Man at Booth
Tom Chatlos
as Customer at Counter
Patrika Darbo
as Greasy Spoon Waitress
Jack Murdock
as Homeless Man
Ina Edell
as Woman at Counter
Jesshaye Callier
as Homeless Child
Jerry Darr
as White Man on Bus
Ann Hearn
as Riva Malloy
Kyle Fredericks
as Maid
Laura Brumage
as Party Guest
Lisa Figus
as Party Woman
Phyllis Franklin
as Yuppie Waitress
Ross Borden
as 2nd Man
Pat Asanti
as Watchman
Mickey Jones
as Truck Driver
Barry Doe
as Watchman
Sam Menning
as Elderly Man
Theresa Bell
as Grace
Shelby Leverington
as Party Woman

Crew

Peter Faiman
Director
Richard Vane
Producer
John Hughes
Producer
John Hughes
Screenwriter
Charles Minsky
Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Editor
Adam Bernardi
Editor
Stan Jolley
Production Designer
Tracy Bousman
Art Director
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Tarquin Gotch
Executive Producer
Jackie Carr
Set Designer
Jennifer Parsons
Costume Designer
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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