Synopsis: 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 thei
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Alan Metter
Production: Warner Home Video
89 min


oh, no!

I don't believe it!

Oh, my God, Monica.

It's Frank Crawford.

The man's got maybe 30

square feet of lawn, right?

He's on a lawn tractor!

I believe you.

Lawn tractor.

Come back to bed.

I can't sleep!

The noise!

I mean, listen

to that thing!

It sounds like

a 20-ton jackhammer!

Well, then go downstairs

and tell him to stop.

That's the neighbor

from hell.

He was in the marines

for 15 years.

You saw the movie Rambo.

We gotta consider

the Rambo factor here.

Arlo, why don't you

go downstairs and talk to him

or, better yet,

come back to bed.

You shouldn't

just stand there

getting yourself

all worked up.

You know what happens.

Your nose starts bleeding.

My nose bled once.


For 5 days.


They're called

rocket launchers.


How many you want?

Oh, I want

a dozen of 'em.


I knew I could

count on you.



It's your turn

to feed flipper.

Come on.


Wait a minute.

There's Whitney Houston!

Daddy, please.

Well, I didn't believe it.

It was Whitney Houston.

Hi, mom.

Hi, sweetheart.

I can have

the car today, right?


You may not.

You know, I really would

like to know what the use

of having a license is

if I can't drive.


I need my car today.

Ok? I have my art class,

and then I have

choir rehearsal.

Dad, how about you?

Can I borrow

your car

and you take

the bus to work?

Um, let me get this right.

You take my $24,000

brand-new Saab,

and I take the bus.

Is that your plan?

Yeah. Can I?

Mmm. I have to

mull that over.

I think not.


You know, Natalie Townsend

has her own car.

Then your problem's solved.

You ride to school

with Natalie Townsend.

That's not funny.

You know, you're

treating me like a child.

Well, I wonder why.

Ok. Just wait till

I'm 18, and I'm gone.

You're gonna be

out of my pocket?


I'm going. Mmm.

See you guys!


Bye, sweetie.

Good morning,

Mr. pear.

Good morning, Victor.

Take care

of my baby.

You bet.

I'll help you

with that, ma'am.

Oh, why, thank you.

You hold this

for me.




Excuse me.

You work out?

No. I used to.

Well, you gotta

keep at it.

No pain, no gain.

Oh, really?

I have

a different motto.

No pain...

Sounds good to me.


this is me.

Me, too.


You work here?

Starting today.

Huh. Welcome aboard.

Arlo pear.

Oh, Helen Fredericks.

Listen, why don't

you just leave that

with the receptionist,

and I'll pick it up later.

Ok. I'll do that.

I do all

our mass transit stuff,

you know, bus lines,

subway, stuff like that?

It's a battle to the death--

me versus gridlock.


Sounds very exciting.

Oh, it is.

Good morning.

How ya doin'?

Morning, John.


You're gonna like it here.

Everybody's real nice.

Well, this is where I live.

Feel free

to stop by anytime.

Poor guy.

He doesn't know yet.


Arlo, Arlo, relax.

Now, this isn't easy

for me, either.

Who's the woman?

Name's Helen.

Helen fredericks.

She, uh, works

with Jansen.

So, the merger

went through.

Yeah, the merger

went through.

We signed the deal

Friday night.


You got a bulb

burnt out here, Roy.

Arlo, listen...

With a merger

like this,

there are

always certain...


Don't bullshit me.

Roy, if you're gonna

let me go, just tell me.

Arlo, I'm sorry.

So, that's it?

After 15 years?

Arlo, listen,

this is, uh--

this is

my home number, huh?

Why don't you call me

if you need a little--

any assistance,


F*** you, Roy!

After 15 years!

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Andy Breckman

Andrew Ross "Andy" Breckman (born March 3, 1955) is an American television and film writer and a radio personality on WFMU. He is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series Monk on the USA Network, and is co-host of WFMU radio's long-running conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay. He has written screenplays for a number of comedy films including Sgt. Bilko (starring Steve Martin) and Rat Race (directed by Jerry Zucker), and is frequently hired as a "script doctor" to inject humorous content into scripts written by other screenwriters. His production bio at USA Network says, "He has trouble making friends." more…

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