Plot & Details
Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, eccentric town, where disaster awaits them at every turn. The veteran production staff features the likes of composer Elmer Bernstein, cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, production designer Henry Bumstead, and director George Roy Hill (The Sting, The World According to Garp).
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 101min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/03/1988
- DVD Release Date: 05/18/1999
- Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
- Director(s): George Roy Hill
- Starring: Chevy Chase , Madolyn Smith , Kevin O'Morrison , Joseph Maher , Jack Gilpin
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Writer's Life,Fish Out of Water,Small-Town Life
- Tone: Goofy,Easygoing,Warm,Light,Madcap
- Keywords: book, duck, schoolteacher, sportswriter, country-life, fish-out-of-water, novel, rat-race, yuppies
- Country of Origin: USA (06-03-1988)
- Language: English