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.
Tom Cruise's wearing of Ray Bans boosted sales of that style fifteen percent. While it wasn't anywhere near as big a boost as when he wore Wayfarers in "Risky Business", this is the second time in the 1980s his wearing of a style of Ray Ban sunglasses in a movie helped increase sales of it.
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? ...
From the time they left the farmhouse in western Oklahoma, they supposedly passed some country with mountains in the background (west) between there and Amarillo, Texas. There are no mountains in that part of western Oklahoma (though some small ones exist farther south near Lawton and Altus) - and the nearest "mountain" on that route would be Tucumcari Mountain.
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.
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