R | | Comedy, Drama
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Many of the highway scenes were filmed on an unopened stretch (at the time) of U.S. Highway 219 that runs between Buffalo and Springville, New York.
Well Marie, once again my dear, you were as right as rain. I am, with out a doubt, the biggest pain in the butt that ever came down the pike. I meet someone whose company I really enjoy, and what do I do? I go overboard. I smother the poor soul. I ...
When the Semi truck they are riding in approaches Chicago and it shows the skyline, it is showing the architecture of Sears Tower as if looking at it from the Southeast. There is no highway that comes from the southeast, that would be in the lake. Other visible buildings are in fact facing another direction than what they are in the movie.
After all the end credits, we get to see advertising exec William Windom in the office as in the scene in the beginning of the movie, still examining the pictures Neal Page were waiting for him to get through with at that point.
TV version show a scene during the first plane ride where they order dinner. Del talks about which he meals he orders according to what airline he's flying. Neal's dinner is lasagna, which due to various delays, has been reheated several times. Unsatisfied, Neal gives the lasagna and the rest of his food, to Del, who shares it with the old man next to Neal. Neal keeps the brownie with his meal, but a lady in front of them throws her hair back, disgusting Neal, so he gives the brownie to Del, who again shares it with the old guy giving him "the bigger half."
$7,009,482 29 November 1987