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A 1988 comedy directed by Alan Metter that has Arlo Pear (Richard Pryor) moving his family to Idaho and soon finds out that moving has its own problems.

The movie also stars Beverly Todd, Stacey Dash, Dave Thomas, Dana Carvey, Randy Quaid, and Rodney Dangerfield.

It was released on March 4, 1988.

Tropes for the film:

  • Alliterative Name: Cornell Crawford.
  • Collective Identity: Arlo's twin sons pretend to be the same child at school.
  • One-Word Title: Moving.
  • The Swear Jar: The movie has one. It is shown used normally to punish his daughter for swearing. She then pays in advance at one point so she can cuss him out. Later, when the "move" goes very badly, Arlo is seen preparing to let loose... instead, the movie cuts to the jar totally stuffed with cash. When he announces the move, his wife calmly gets up from the table, gets her purse, and starts feeding bills into the jar, and then tells the youngest children to leave the room.
  • Tagline: "Packed with laughs!".
  • This Means Warpaint: Arlo Pear dons warpaint when he decides to go commando on the movers who wouldn't deliver his furniture to the right address.