R | | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro turned down the part of Raymond.
Now it's five and a half weeks and I'm still sitting on four Lamborghinis that can't meet spot emissions standards. Now, how many times you wash out with EPA?
Lenny: Uh, yes sir, they're finally, uh, clearing EPA; uh, just one or two more days.
Charlie: Three times...
When Charlie and Raymond are leaving Cincinnati the sun is still up. Later, when Raymond gets out of the car on the side of the highway, it appears that the sun has been down for a few hours. At this point, a sign for Interstate 275 is visible on the side of the road. I275 makes a large loop around Cincinnati area, which would suggest that they had been driving in a circle for a few hours.
Throughout the movie, Raymond is taking pictures. The pictures that he takes are shown as the background for the credits.
Most airline versions of the film completely cut out the discussion of crash statistics. The reference to Qantas being the only international airline to have a perfect service record was deleted from the in-flight version of the movie by all international airlines except for Qantas.
$7,005,719 (USA) (16 December 1988)