R | | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Steve Martin was convinced to join the production after favoring two scenes he had read from the script; the seat adjustment-scene in the car, and the F-word tirade at the car rental desk.
Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer.
At the motel, when Neil (Steve Martin) trades his watch for a room, he tells the desk clerk that he has 17 dollars on him. When the camera cuts to the desk, there actually are 20 dollars in notes and a few coins.
There are no opening credits after the title, which scrolls across the screen like a plane, train, and automobile.
In a television version, there is added footage during the New York- Chicago/Wichita flight where Del and Neal try to eat in flight.
$7,009,482 (USA) (20 December 1987)